Is there only one way to eat to be healthy? There really isn’t. Instead of getting caught up in the latest fad diet, it is important to understand that while eating has a big impact on our overall health, so does what we are thinking. Everyone is different and so are their needs.
There are countless ways to eat healthily! In my 25 years of experience as a nutritionist, I’ve found that tailoring your eating to your unique needs, along with healthy thinking is the best recipe. Most people who come to see me are ready to try anything to get better. Without a doubt, nutritional protocols are an incredibly impactful tool that will help you find much-needed relief.
I have seen people utilize everything from Ketogenic diets to Auto-Immune Protocols to Plant-Based diets, and find incredible relief from life-altering symptoms. People with chronic illnesses who have chosen a holistic approach are some of the most disciplined people I know when it comes to food. Sadly, these extreme measures do not always equate to the kind of results they had hoped for. Or, perhaps did at first, but now find themselves sliding back downhill.
How can this be if food is supposed to be our medicine? There is usually a fairly simple answer to that question. We have more than one layer when it comes to our health. If you have a solid nutritional plan in place look at the next layer in your life that IS impacting our health. How is your thinking? How are your relationships? Are you doing well spiritually? Do you exercise or need some structural work? In my experience thinking is usually the area of greatest impact. You are what you eat. But, you are also what you think.
I know you hear me say the same things ten different ways. If you are like me, it takes repetition to sink in. Especially in areas that I dismiss in my own thinking as not very important when it comes to my health. When things aren’t working is it best to force yet another extreme measure? If I have been in a serious accident and my arm needs to be reattached? Please take the most extreme measure to fix me!
If my body is only getting worse or no better with a laser focus on nutrition, it is likely time to look at my weakest link and nurture it along as well. For a society full of chronically busy people it is hard to imagine that peeling off a layer is sometimes more helpful than adding on. Sitting still and addressing the matters of your heart, mind, and spirit can profoundly change your life.