Learning Healthy Habits
As your homeopath and health care consultant, I will encourage you to eat the foods that will help you and your family be as healthy as possible. As an adjunct to my practice, at your request, I can make a separate one-hour appointment to talk about food and nutrition. At this meeting, I give you an abundance of information about eating the best foods for your condition, delicious recipes, and places to buy the best ingredients.
I also teach cooking classes to show how much fun and easy making fermented foods and drinks, and braising and stewing meats can be. We discuss and experience the ways to make grains, beans, and nuts more bio-available and digestible. The classes are all hands-on and we eat together during the class.
I highly encourage good nutrition and have found nutrient-dense foods to be a big component of my clients’ wellness. Homeopathy can go deeply to help people heal, and when a diet of nutritious foods is added, my clients discover the benefits of increased energy, a healthier immune system, and a stronger and more active body and mind.
What is Good Nutrition?
I base my ideas on the work of Sally Fallon in her book, Nourishing Traditions. She has gathered recipes from successful diets from all over the world and emphasizes the wisdom of our ancestors’ food preparation, making it available to us in our modern kitchens.
It makes sense to me that humans have lived long and healthy lives for millennia by eating and preparing a variety of nutritious foods. Only in the last 50 years or so, have we seen much higher incidences of cancer, thyroid disease, diabetes, genetic issues, autism spectrum disorders, immune system issues, heart disease, etc. I see a correlation between that time and the length of time we’ve been eating less freshly cooked foods, less fermented foods, more sugar and corn sweetener, and have lowered our intake of animal organs and fats.
Avoiding Empty Calories
Many of us feed ourselves and our children empty calories all day long. From breakfast cereal with pasteurized, low fat milk, to white bread sandwiches and deep-fried potatoes for lunch, to pasta or pizza and a lettuce salad for dinner, we are eating but we are not ingesting the minerals and vitamins and good bacteria we need.
Life Style Choices
Admittedly, our lifestyle has gotten much more frenetic, and stressful; we feel like we must always be on the go, that our children must have many activities besides school, and so, many of us don’t take the time to prepare meals the way we used to, let alone eat them together in a relaxed manner. There are so many quick food choices available, some of them may even be organic or seem healthy, but there is nothing like buying fresh organic foods and preparing them yourself.