All posts tagged: nutrition

What hunger REALLY means.

One of the things I teach when I do my Food As Medicine Classes is that hunger doesn’t just mean you’re hungry, it means MUCH more. Your body is giving you a signal it wants MACRO and MICRONUTRIENTS! In fact, I use this slide: An article in a recent Huffington Post was so well written, I’m going to link it below. Please read it. It hopefully will change the way you look at junk food. And it explains why you can eat a large meal of junk and still be hungry! Here’s Why You Don’t Feel Full After Eating Junk Food You can eat an entire sleeve of Oreos or a bag of Hot Cheetos and still not feel satiated. It’s because your body knows things your brain doesn’t. By Katy Severson 03/05/2019 09:25am ET You’ve just eaten 10 Taco Bell tacos and a frozen Mountain Dew and you feel… suspiciously still hungry. You’ve consumed about 1,880 calories, but your body isn’t satisfied. What’s happening? Studies show that satiety, the mechanism that stops us from …

Vitamins and Supplements, making sense of it all.

Nutritional Supplements – what are they, how do they work and how do you choose them? Nutritional supplements are without a doubt one of the most easily accessible and also one of the most confusing aspects of self care. Regulation of the vitamin/supplement industry only began in 2011.  The bottom line, in my opinion, is we need them. Each person is vastly different, and needs to find resources which can help them navigate the supplement and vitamin “world”.  There are a lot of people out there who want your money!!! Why do we need nutritional supplements or food supplements? As I’ve already discussed, our food supply is not as nutritionally rich as in the past.  (see post) When it comes to meat and poultry, feeds have changed from the natural foods they ate in the wild to highly processed, chemical filled “feed” that is designed to maximize growth and minimize cost.  This allows these “Factory Farms” to turn a huge profit.  The result is meat and poultry that is dangerously high in chemicals and lacking …