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Nutrition Guide

Our Food Philosophy

We all tend to know what we should be eating at this stage of our lives and if you don’t there is a plethora of information on the internet.  A few sites I like to use is Dr. Weil’s , and Dr. Oz’s , they both have sound guidelines and believes in the importance of diet and nutrition in the balance of ones wellbeing.  I will give you some of the basics of nutrition but the message I would like to give is awareness!  We first have to look at what we are eating and why. 

Anti- Inflamitory Diet

It is becoming increasingly clear that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses – including heart disease, many cancers, and Alzheimer’s  disease. We all know inflammation on the surface of the body as local redness, heat, swelling and pain. It is the cornerstone of the body’s healing response, bringing more nourishment and more immune activity to a site of injury or infection. But when inflammation persists or serves no purpose, it damages the body and causes illness. Stress, lack of exercise, genetic predisposition, and exposure to toxins (like secondhand tobacco smoke) can all contribute to such chronic inflammation, but dietary choices play a big role as well. Learning how specific foods influence the inflammatory process is the best strategy for containing it and reducing long-term disease risks.

Weil’s general view is that mainstream and alternative medicine are complementary approaches that should be utilized in conjunction with one another (what he terms integrative medicine). Specifically, he maintains that mainstream medicine is well-suited to crisis intervention, whereas alternative medicine is best utilized for prevention and health maintenance. He promotes integrative medicine as a combination of both approaches. Nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction are emphasized in almost all of Weil’s health works.