As a Nutrition Support Nurse working with adults and children who could not eat or digest food for extended periods of time (a lifelong issue for some patients), I developed an understanding of the importance of nutrient intake on health from usual eating pattern of individuals and when nutrients are provided artificially to patients. The basic nutrients required for health are widely known and many approaches to food intake and named diets can provide a healthful dietary intake plan.
At the heart of all diets is the issue of providing nutrients that promote health for the individual. Personalized Medicine offers us the tools to truly individualize our approach to choosing a dietary plan that promotes health.
We’ll explore many approaches to healthy eating and address the frustrating changes in recommendations for an optimal nutrient intake that clutter the media and our email.
We’ll start from the premise that food is good. I’m a believer in balanced eating which I define as it is OK to have a bite or 2 of high calorie or higher fat food etc. if it does not cause any adverse reactions for the individual. We all know individuals or we ourselves could at one time consume larger amounts of food deemed healthy or unhealthy and not gain weight or develop negative health outcomes. Healthy organs are a result of and the key to maximizing healthy outcomes from our nutrient intake.
The concept of healthy organs is a key theme of our approach to Healthy Eating. Improving the function of our internal organs is a key to maximizing the health benefits of our food and drink choices for meals and snacks.
Wildatarian Eating Plan
Combine Mindfulness and Healthy Eating
The foundational approach to dietary intake for this site is the Wildatarian approach. The Wildatarian Diet approach to eating developed by Teri Cochrane an integrative practitioner offers a bio-individual approach to food. The Wildatarian Diet incorporates a focus on healthy organs as an outcome of considering an individual’s gene expression profile in defining their dietary intake.
The Wildatarian approach to healthy eating will be the foundational approach to healthy eating but explore other approaches and the latest nutritional myths and science-based information.
Join me on this ever-changing journey as we learn more from the explosion of genetic and other scientific information that can help us truly individualize our approach to food and drink selections for optimal health.