Why Nutrition ?
I spend a lot of time talking with patients about good nutrition. In fact, there’s probably nothing more important to good health than eating right. Even for people at a healthy weight, a poor diet is associated with major health risks that can cause heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, inflammation, auto-immune conditions, chronic diseases, etc. By making smart food choices, you can help protect yourself from these health problems.
How I can help you
Taking an array of elements into account, I prepare meal plans adapted to each patient. I take into consideration food intolerances, blood group, symptoms, but also what the person naturally likes and dislikes.
Because it’s not always easy to change diet, I give workshops and personal tuition that explain the basics of a healthy nutrition, how and where to shop, how to get organised in the kitchen and how to cook simple, delicious recipes.
My approach to food and diet
Each of us is different, so there is not a perfect universal diet that suits everyone. Some of us will thrive on Vegan diets, some on Mediterranean diets, others on a Paleo or hunter-gatherer diet.
That said, whatever one’s dietary inclinations are, a balanced diet, some common rules and key principles will benefit everyone:
1. Food should be in its original, unprocessed whole food form as much as possible. Here’s a quote from author Michael Pollan about “food-like substances” : “don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. Don’t eat anything with more than five ingredients, or ingredients you can’t pronounce”.
2. Eat a rainbow coloured diet
3. Healthy fat is good for you, even if the media are sending you opposite messages through fat-free products and cholesterol campaigns.
4. Choose foods that have a low glycemic index so that your blood sugar don’t raise too high too rapidly. This means whole grains rather than refined ones, foods that are low in sugar and refined carbs.
5. Choose foods that will alkalinise the body. The occidental diet includes way too many acidifying foods (dairy products, red meat, coffee, sodas…).
6. Drink good amounts of water between meals (4-6 glasses/day), as well as green tea and herbal teas.
7. Rotate your foods instead of eating a limited range of the same ingredients.