Real Food

Real Food

Real Food / Healing Food

I began my career working in the Intensive Care Unit of a large metropolitan hospital. As I worked hard to save lives in that unit I began to notice that 80% of the problems the patients were suffering from were heavily influenced by lifestyle choices, especially nutrition.

We would patch people up and send them on their way only to find them return within a few months or even weeks with the same problems caused, at least in part, by the same choices they were making.

I also began to see that many of the medicines we were using were actually causing further problems and complications to the original disorder. I began to question the wisdom of the approach I had been trained in.

As my understanding of disease and human suffering has increased I have "backed up" in my approach to healing. I now understand that the most profound healing comes from understanding the body’s nutritional needs and working with that first. Because of that understanding I employ nutritional education with nearly every client I see. A fundamental aspect to using food as a healing tool is using real food, not manufactured food. Food that follows a direct path from the farm to our bodies is significantly more able to generate health and healing than food that passed through a factory on is way to us.

Sometimes the individual who comes to see me is getting an overabundance of some nutrients and sometimes they are getting too little of certain foods. Most often their problems related to a combination of both too much of something and too little of something else. Working toward nutritional balance with good solid information is a focus of my work. I have been known to offer cooking tips, recipes, and food samples as part of a clinical visit.

I am always hungry for new information about nutrition, health and healing. In recent years I have been most impressed with the resources and perspective of the Weston A. Price Foundation. The science behind their information is unaffected by the profit motive that fuels most of the nutritional science available to us today. Their information is far more reliable than most nutritional information available at this time. I employ their resources in my work.

To learn more visit the Weston A. Price Foundation website.