The Basics of Nutrition
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine is famously quoted “Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food.” This was not merely a pithy catchphrase but an important component of his vision how to practice medicine. This was also not an original concept. Hieroglyphs found in ancient Egypt stressed the need to eat properly and many of history’s most learned figures emphasized proper nutrition as an integral part of a healthy, happy life.
Following these wise words can help fight off some of the non-optimal health conditions created by a 21st Century lifestyle and our surroundings. The body is an amazing, living organism in a constant state of renewal, as old cells are discarded and replaced with the newly generated. By feeding your body a balanced diet of clean, nutrient rich food you are laying a foundation that can help prevent disease and create a healthy, vibrant you!
Eating a nutritionally balanced diet is not as easy as it seems. People are bombarded with misinformation, fads and conflicting reports about the foods available to them in the marketplace and restaurants. Product labels may hide ingredients that actually leach the body of existing nutrients while some vitamins and supplements are manufactured in a way that ends up providing little of their purported benefits. Simple food intolerances that remain uncorrected can be hidden obstacles to achieving weight and wellness goals.
Don’t settle for mediocre health! Proper nutrition may require some effort to put you on the right track so you can “Look Good, Feel Good and Be Healthy!” Start today for a healthy tomorrow.
These opinions are not intended as treatment or prescription for any disease, or as a substitute for regular medical care.
Kay Curtis is a Board-Certified Nutritional Consultant specializing in Nutritional Response Testing and Designed Clinical Nutrition. She can be reached through her website, www.CurtisNutrition.com or her office – 818-842-8921.