Approaches to Nutrition: One Size Does Not Fit All

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Recently I shared a blog on the top five books that impacted my approach to nutrition and within that grouping there were a few concepts that on some points contradicted each other. Instead of focusing on how opinions may differ, I tend to focus on where there are commonalities.


In the following video, I explain the importance of being open to all nutrition approaches until you find what works best for you and which protocols I incorporate into my life consistently.


The hard part about making dietary changes is that you may not know how something affects your body immediately.  What you eat today may affect your physiology for up to 72 hours.  If you are up for some more in-depth understanding of how your current diet is affecting your body I recommend you start a food journal.  (If you are already a Longevity Academy member, your habit tracker will work well for this exercise).  


Note your food and water intake and watch for things like energy, pain levels (if you suffer from chronic pain), mental awareness, mood, etc.  Do this for 3-7 days and if you are unhappy with how your body is feeling then pick one thing to remove.  Common culprits are sugar, wheat and dairy. If you are removing something from your daily consumption, pick one thing at a time so that you are able to pinpoint the cause of any undesirable (or desirable!) changes.   Keep this up for a minimum of 2 weeks and then move on to the next potential irritant. Remember to be patient….it may take a few days, or even weeks, to feel the full effects of your positive changes

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