USING FOOD TO NOURISH AND HEAL
Good nutrition can be a game-changer. Eating well is one half of the equation for good health - living well is the other. Modern lifestyles often make little allowance for the luxury of home-cooked meals, planning your family's menu in advance, or satisfying your tastebuds while simultaneously balancing your checkbook.
The truth is that eating while eating well can be expensive, it doesn't have to be. Optimal nutrition means eating in tandem with the seasons, and focusing on fresh produce farmed and harvested in an ecologically sustainable manner. Though maintaining a diet abundant in organic fruits, vegetables and meat is desirable, there's no denying that organic produce can be significantly more expensive. However, it's important to know that whether organically farmed or not, oranges are still an excellent source of vitamin C, and non-organic spinach is just as abundant in iron, magnesium, copper and other health-promoting minerals as its organic counterpart. So rest assured that eating a daily diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean meat and whole-grains makes you every bit as nutritionally-savvy as someone who eats organic versions of the same.
Good nutrition also involves eating foods that complement your constitution. Each of us is born with a unique palate and set of genes that determine our preference for certain foods and our bodies' capacity to absorb optimal nutrition from what we eat. Discovering your unique constitution is paramount to optimal health, and sets the foundation for radiant skin, boundless energy, restful sleep, and the perfect synergy of physical health and psychospiritual wellbeing.