..... is important for health and well being and yet can seem difficult to achieve. There is a great deal of conflicting advice about what we should and shouldn’t eat, good foods and bad foods, naughty foods and nice foods.
It makes knowing what, or what not to eat, a challenge and often takes the joy out of food. Knowing what to look for when buying food and finding out which foods suit you can help you to enjoy food and feel better.
Some important aspects of good nutrition are how suitable certain foods are for you, the quality of the foods you eat and the ability of your digestive system to properly break down these foods so your body can use the nutrients in them. Modern lifestyles, processed foods and antibiotics can all wreak havoc with the beneficial microbes in your gut that are vital for good digestion. The following information looks briefly at food quality, good digestion, how we can test for food which suits us as individuals and a brief look beyond nutrition.
The myriad of information and advice about food can seem conflicting and confusing, however it can start to make sense when you look more closely. The nutritional value of food can depend on how it is grown or reared, the health of the soil in which plants are grown and the quality and type of food fed to animals. The fresher the food the better as processing can destroy and denature nutrients. For example, bread is not always what it seems. Wheat grown in healthy soils, stoneground and turned into bread using long rise sourdough methods is very different to wheat in a modern factory loaf. Stone grinding helps retain nutrients and the sourdough process helps to break down many of the substances we find difficult to digest. However the average factory loaf which has been sprayed, treated and bleached, then mixed with preservatives and conditioners before being accelerated to a fast rise is often difficult to digest and lacking in nutrients.
It also depends on what we are trying to achieve as, for example, some foods are eliminative and help the body rid itself of toxins, but if the body’s elimination systems are not functioning optimally the toxins being released can end up traveling around the body and eventually being re-absorbed. Some foods are more nurturing and easier to digest and these may be more beneficial when trying to heal the body’ tissues, especially the lining of the gut. Equally important is our ability to digest and assimilate the nutrients in the food we eat which relies on the health of the digestive system.
Although having the right food and nutrition for us is important, it is not the only thing that affects how we feel, and changing your eating habits might only be one part of what you need to do. It may be that there are several other things that are affecting your health, and how much better you feel by adjusting your diet will depend on the extent to which food and nutrition are involved. Stress, lifestyle and environmental factors can all play a part in how well we feel, and dealing with problems on other levels can help us to make the changes we want to see.
Our nurtirionists can discuss and work out how these additonal factors relate to your diet issue and work out solutions that suit your lifestyle. They may also carry out functional testing or refer you onto one of our kinesiologists for additional testing.
Using kinesiology, we can also help you to address these issues, strengthen your energy system and increase your tolerance to a range of items. As every person is unique, the amount of work will vary depending on your present state of health, how long you have been ill, how keen you are to feel better and what you are prepared to do for yourself.
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