One of the most common questions people ask their medical practitioners, especially those of us on the alternative side, is “What’s the best diet for me as an individual?” It’s easy to tell why they might be confused. In the last several years, there has been a greater emphasis on eating foods that fall under very strict restrictions with the idea of minimizing negative food reactions. Vegetarianism, Veganism, Paleo, Atkins, Gluten-free – it’s no wonder people are confused. Well, I’m sorry to say that I don’t have those answers for you. What I can offer is a different way of looking at food and how it interacts with your body. By incorporating a few simple ideas into how you think of food, you will have tools available to help you determine which foods should become staples, which foods to avoid, and which foods you can indulge in, but only every once in a while.
The modern world offers a lot of options that were never available to humans of the past. However, as with most modern advances in the name of convenience, there are often unacknowledged reasons why the humans of the past did things differently that had nothing to do with their lack of access to modern technology and transportation. Continue reading
A lot of the questions that are posed to alternative practitioners have to do with food and diet, partially because of the growing obesity epidemic, but also because there are more books and theories being added to the mix of dietary advice on an almost daily basis. Continue reading