We are what we eat. This became quite clear to me as my caregiving duties began and my health started to fail.
It used to seem reasonable to pick up a pizza or sub sandwich on the way home from work. It seemed like the small time savings was worth the poor quality of food. But in reality most of these foods are very destructive to human health. These foods were created to be the occasional treat, not daily go-to foods.
After much research and experimenting with my own health, I have come to be a firm believer in the “magic” of real food. While I do eat the occasional pizza, I put most of my effort into eating high quality, healthy food.
I‘m incredibly excited to share some of the resources that I have used in my ongoing quest for optimal health. Many of these people have literally saved and prolonged their own lives by choosing to eat well, exercise smartly, and to live with joy.
This sounds like the perfect prescription for a wonderful life. Enjoy the resources below and live well!
Five Fabulous Healthy Foodie Resources
Our food supply has greatly changed over the last couple of decades. These changes are driven by corporate greed and a lack of public awareness. The Food Renegade (www.foodrenegade.com ) is helping to correct the later. She “…want[s] to give people the tools and confidence they need to radically change their diet, to rebel against the dominant food culture, [and] to become a food renegade.”
She educates her readers with frank, positive messages, and empowers the renegade in all of us. Her website covers the politics of food and how to prepare healthy, beautiful meals. Pizza chili anyone?
Make Love in the Kitchen (www.meghantelpner.com) can you think of better name than that? I can’t. Meghan Telpner is the person behind this great name. She has a bright beautiful website filled with ideas to match.
After a diagnosis of Chron’s Disease, Meghan dedicated her life to health and wellness. She is now healthy, happy, and sharing her knowledge with all of us. Check out her classes and recipes to make wellness a part of everyday.
Robb Wolf’s (www.robbwolf.com) website contains a wealth of information on eating for optimal health. His focus is on eating a Paleolithic diet, or simply eating Paleo. “Eating Paleo means eating in a healthful way, while avoiding grains legumes, sugar, and dairy.
Robb is the author of the book “The Paleo Solution” and other helpful books and guides on health and nutrition. He’s careful to keep things simple so we can all benefit from his information.
My own health has increased greatly and my waistline has decreased greatly since starting to follow Robb’s advice. For more information, check out his podcast, The Paleo Solution, on iTunes; it’s incredibly informative. I started with episode one and I’m glad that I did.
Jessica Ainscough is The Wellness Warrior (www.thewellnesswarrior.com.au/). She saved herself from cancer through a total devotion to wellness. She is another survivor that is giving us proof that we are what we eat, and that our health is our responsibility. She’s a “writer, holistic health coach, and green-juicin’, cancer-kickin’ Wellness Warrior.” Well said. Check out her website for more ideas on living in a state of total wellness.
The Weston A. Price Foundation (www.westonaprice.org/) was founded by Sally Fallon, “…in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets.”
This website provides a great library of information for those interested in ancestral health and diet. Sally Fallon’s cookbook “Nourishing Traditions” provides a step-by-step guide to cooking traditional, nutrient dense food.
To start or continue your journey to wellness, feel free to purchase “Nourishing Traditions” and “The Paleo Solution” in the right column of this website ——————->
Until next time, to your health and happiness.
Photos and Quotes from Referenced Websites.
“Fresh-Vegetable-Salad_Health-Food_95071″ by Public Domain Photos, Emilian Robert Vico, December 2011, source Flickr