A very basic definition of nutrition is the process of taking in nutrients from the foods you eat. You may be wondering, "What exactly are 'nutrients' though?" Well, there are six main nutrients: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins, and minerals. We obtain all six of these from the foods we eat, and the things we drink; essentially whatever we put into our bodies. However, there are so many more "nutrients" that we absorb throughout the day.
Our being can tell when we are uncomfortable and need to be somewhere else, or have something else. It can tell when we need to be away from the noise and in a quiet place for a while. It can tell when we have been struggling for a long time and need a little physical touch to feel that energy from someone else. Often times we tell ourselves these things are insignificant and don't deserve our efforts or attentions, but it is the total opposite! Read more
How to discover the perfect diet for you and why you won't find it in any diet book. I’ve learned that all dietary theories can be understood at a glance when you discover how they balance, source, or time, and sometimes cook macronutrients. Now why is that important? When you understand how dietary theories are created, you get to create your own diet. That’s right! You get to create your very own, unique, personal, customized, perfect diet. Read more
The concept of polarity is based on the principle that everything has 2 extremes, or opposites. For example: hot and cold, hard and soft, noisy and quiet, light and dark, good and bad, love and fear, etc. When you find one thing, you’ll also find the potential for its opposite.
How does this concept apply to food? Read more
Kind of a curious idea isn’t it? We’ve been conditioned to have this thought that we have to be working out 3-5 days a week for an hour or more, while still being able to maintain a full-time job, family responsibilities, and go out with friends. Just writing that out was tiring.. Now, if you ARE able to manage that lifestyle, I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for you and your will to work because you are in the 3% of the population, congratulations! For the rest of the 97% of the population, arguably the greatest piece of advice I can give you is to SLOW DOWN. Most of us are in such a rush, and we don't even realize where we're going! Read more