5 steps to creating your unique dietary plan
Forget the fad diets! You are not a fad and neither should your dietary choices be. Thanks to modern technology we no longer need to experiment with our health and nutrition. With a few relatively painless exams and some easy journaling it is very easy to identify exactly what foods are best suited for your individual needs. We are pleased to offer you assistance in creating your individual health plan by ordering your lab work, giving you journaling assignments, and having a one on one consultation to go over your results and create your dietary and lifestyle plan. Your diet and lifestyle plan will have specific dietary recomendations and simple activities to incorporate into your lifestyle to help promote your individual health. Begin the journey to thriving health with this simple and effective diet and lifestyle plan.
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1. Genetic testing – Know Your Roots!
One of the best ways to get to know yourself is to know your genetic background. Thanks to technology it is now a fairly inexpensive and painless process to generate your unique genetic report. There is plenty of research that points to the impact that ancestors can have on the current generation. Knowing more about your origins can help you to understand what type of diet your ancestors ate and may point you in a better dietary direction. It’s a real opportunity for the past to influence the future. If you are interested in this report I highly recommend going to 23 and Me yourself and ordering your collection kit. Their website is www.23andme.com.
2. Allergy Testing- Blood typing
There is some simple and basic blood tests that everyone should run on themselves at least once in their life…then keep track of that paperwork. The first is an ELISSA exam. For less than $400 you will know how reactive your body is to over 500 different substances including foods, additives, environmental chemicals, preservatives, molds, colorants and more. It is a direct way to know what exactly in your environment is damaging your health so you can avoid those things.
Everyone should know their blood type for safety and dietary purposes. There is an interesting theory about eating right for your blood type.The research suggests that the older blood type “O” should eat foods from the hunter and gatherer period, and each blood type after that can eat more cultivated and processed foods as those blood types developed along side human evolution from hunter gatherer to agricultural to industrialized.
If you would like assistance in ordering these exams or some of the other basic lab work we should all do please contact us to start to create your unique dietary plan.
3. Food Journaling
One of the best ways to get in touch with how your food makes you feel is to keep a journal. I know what your thinking, I hate writing and I don’t have the time. I know…me too. However this is your health we are talking about and you are worth the effort. Take a couple days to check in with yourself and take note of everything you put into your body. Write it down or record messages for yourself throughout the day. The goal is to write down everything youe eat, drink, and consume and what time you consume it for at least a 72 hour period. Also every hour take a second to think of at least two words that describe how you feel mentally and physically. For example frustrated and bloated. If you notice that about an hour after breakfast you feel frustrated and bloated everyday than you can start to connect with how your food is making you feel. The truth is we are what we eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, and fake.
4. Consult with a trusted healthcare professional
Once you have obtained all your lab results and have completed your food journaling then start to connect the dots between foods you may have been eating that you are allergic to and didn’t even know it. Not all allergic reactions cause a red rash or send you into anaphylaxis. Some allergic reactions are as mild as gas and bloating. Your body will thank you if you stop eating foods that irritate your system. If you need some extra help going through your lab work and creating your personal diet plan than contact a health care provider to go over the results with you or see our offer below.
5. Local, organic and seasonal
The absolute best thing we can do for ourselves and the planet is to eat as local, organic, and seasonal as possible. Buying your food locally cuts down on transportation and our carbon foot print. It supports your local farmers and is a great excuse to get outside on the weekends and find a farmers market. We could all use less chemicals in our lives and eating organic will at least decrease the amount of chemicals we put in our bodies and in the soil and groundwater. Eating seasonal is just plain fun! It puts you in touch with the cycles of nature and depending on where you live it can be a real culinary challenge to make what’s seasonal interesting and/ or preserve the bounty from the harvest to enjoy all winter long.
Getting to know ourselves better is all part of our evolution. Thanks to advances in modern science and a resurgence of ancient ways we are now able to take our nutrition to the next level. If you are interested in having us help you create your ideal diet contact us for more information.