Nourish Well - Nutrition

Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

Nutrition is fuel and medicine.

It is the entry point as well as the key to you living your healthiest life and aging well.

Like a car, if you use bad fuel, it won’t run well. The same is true for your body:

bad fuel (food) = your body not running or feeling well
The foods you choose to eat can either be medicinal or poisonous.

How do you tell which foods are fueling and medicinal and which are not?
After you eat:

  • Notice how your body feels.
    • Do you feel nourished?
    • Are you experiencing physical signs of disease such as bloating, gas, indigestion, headache, body or joint aches?
  • Notice your energy level.
    • Do you have sustained or increased energy?
    • Are you experiencing lower energy, fatigue or a desire to take a nap?

When it comes to nourishing your body, making small shifts will help you create habits you will be more likely to sustain.

Small Shifts/First Steps:

Start simple and build up to develop habits that last. Here are a few rituals to choose from and begin:
  • Follow Michael Pollan’s advice: “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.”
  • Cut down your portion size; eat ½ of your plate when dining out or prepare just a little less at home.
  • Make a list of all the fruits and vegetables you like and add at least one serving to each meal during your day.
  • Choose organic fruits and vegetables when possible. At the very least, choose organic if listed on the dirty dozen (from the Environmental Working Group):
    • Strawberries
    • Spinach
    • Nectarines
    • Apples
    • Peaches
    • Pears
    • Cherries
    • Grapes
    • Celery
    • Tomatoes
    • Sweet Bell Peppers
    • Potatoes
  • Eat less or crowd out one by one: gluten, dairy and soy foods.
  • Take a good probiotic supplement.
  • Take digestive enzymes before you eat.

Deeper Dive Steps:

If you’re a person who is highly motivated to change and/or has a diagnosis for:

Implement the following:

Practical Resources on Nutrition:

Juicers

Dr Isabella Wentz’s supplement recommendations:
Andrea Nakayama supplement recommendations: