I talk a lot about holistic living and healthy eating on this blog as it is a passion of mine and I like to stay on top of what I can do to help my health out now and for the future.
“The first wealth is health.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am not a healthcare professional, holistic nutritionist, dietician, what have you, I am just a mom who values whole foods as much as I can manage. Trust me, there are days where I go through a drive through for sure, I’d be lying if I said that NEVER happened but, I try my best to eat well and take care of my health on a daily basis. I also seem to surround myself with people who value this as well so, that helps!
Because I have an interest in the subject of nutrition and the nitty gritty of what we are eating, where it comes from, what is marketed as healthy but really isn’t, etc. I have found a bunch of helpful resources to navigate the crazy world that is our food. Many people say to me, “it’s so frustrating! One day this is good for you and the next it isn’t, I never know what to eat!” But, eating shouldn’t be so complicated, we just need to take it back to basics.
The reality is that there is no one size fits all approach to eating, except for the fact that if you are eating whole foods and sustainably grown/raised foods you can’t really go wrong. I personally think we all should care more about what is provided to us at our local grocery store because as consumers, we have the power to choose. My philosophy is to sneak in nutrients wherever I can even if I may not have the healthiest meal, adding little bites of nutrients can add up too, and to just be mindful of what I am eating! I like to add hemp hearts, nuts & seeds, dates, chia, nutritional yeast, nuts, etc in a lot of my meals for a nutritional boost!
“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”
So with all that said, here are some places I go to get helpful information about the latest research and some great recipes!
- Healthy Bright Beginnings by Lisa Hewitt
- Firm Ground Nutrition by Brittany Andrejcin
- Healthy Firsts by Randall
- Senzable Health by Enza Ward
- Nurture Your Nature by Nicolette Jones
- Joyous Health by Joy McCarthy
- Mind Body Green
- Food Matters
“Were the walls of our meat industry to become transparent, literally or even figuratively, we would not long continue to raise, kill, and eat animals the way we do.”
— Michael Pollan