I remember the first time I saw a naturopath, and then again after I’d began studying naturopathy how it felt to go shopping and scour the shelves looking for the item that had been recommended. I felt a bit like this.
There’s so much information out there, and applying it with a real-world context can seem so foreign when so much of the information is nutrient focused rather than food focussed. eg:
- Ok… sure I know I need to eat more fibre… but what does that look like when I go shopping?
- Or..Ok so I need reduce the animal products in my diet. Right. But what do I eat and cook now?
- Or Is there enough calcium in plant-based milks? (how do I know?)
So I’ve put together a review of 35 foods I have in my fridge and pantry to help people starting out on a healthier diet or people with a food intolerance (eg. to dairy or gluten) or people transitioning to a more plant based diet to have some ideas of the sorts of foods they can have on hand with some additional time saving tips for preparing and ways to serve some of these foods.
I believe nutrition is one of the biggest needle-movers when it comes to your health. There’s more than enough research out there to show that eating well can help prevent your chances of getting a chronic illness, and reverse some of them when they occur (eg. Dr. Dean Ornish’s study on reversing heart disease with a plant-based diet that is pretty cool science).
Other reasons I LOVE nutrition as a clinical tool are that:
- it doesn’t need to be expensive (especially when eating plant-based)
- it doesn’t require people to remember to do more things (like take a supplement or herbal blend before food or after food etc.)
- you can see results surprisingly fast
So the things I’m going to cover in this introductory video (which is Part 1 of 5). Are:
- A summary of the other videos in this review and the area’s I’m covering in this review, like milk alternatives and breakfast foods, lunches and dinners and desserts and snacks (and many more).
- A bit about me and my education and why I put this review together.
- Who this review is suitable for
- What factors influence which foods end up in our shopping trolley (and consequently fridge and pantry)(you might be surprised)
- A mini explanation of the naturopathic food “hierarchy” (and how to make choices that fit in with your lifestyle, financial situation and available time or tools to prepare foods).
So click on the image or link below to watch Part 1. Of my review.
Then make sure you jump straight in to video 2.
Because in there we begin looking in the fridge and pantry and we cover a mini label reading lesson.
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