Today I’m excited to introduce a new recurring segment for the “Health with a Healing Touch” blog. I often write about nutrition here, and I’ll be the first to admit that can be a tricky subject. What constitutes good and healthy is often up for debate; even the experts can’t agree.
Nutrition is a subject that I care deeply about because I believe food “can be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison” (those words compliments of Ann Wigmore, holistic health practitioner, nutritionist, and whole food advocate). I’ve seen with my own eyes what happens when we get food right, and unfortunately, I’ve also seen what happens when we get it wrong.
Some might think it strange that a chiropractor would care so much about proper diet, but it makes total sense to me. I can perform the most powerful chiropractic adjustment to open up the flow of life through the nervous system, but if you’re pumping your body full of crap and chemicals, it’s all for nothing.
Yes, a lack of proper nutrition can wreak havoc on our health, and you don’t need to look any further than the health status of the children and adults in our own country. We may not be starving, but we are malnourished as is evident by the incidence of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, depression, and more.
malnourished adj. Affected by improper nutrition or an insufficient diet.
I’ll be honest; I’ve struggled with nutrition myself and have experienced first-hand the health implications of misinformation and bad decisions. I’ve learned you can’t count on the media for nutritional advice and that few, if any, MD’s have any nutritional training. I’ve discovered the government’s Food Pyramid is not even close to what a healthy diet should look like. Most importantly, I’ve realized you have to take charge of your own health, and cut through the hype and marketing to get to the truth.
Yes, I’ve learned some valuable lessons along the way and share my experience whenever I can (The way I see it; there’s no need for you to make the same mistakes I did!). And that’s when it happens…inevitably someone asks, “Dr. Tiffany, what do you eat?”
That question was the inspiration for this idea… I’m going to open up my cupboards, expose the contents of my refrigerator and reveal what’s in my shopping bag, to show you what my family and I are eating and why.
The first “What’s in Dr. Tiffany’s Shopping Cart” post will be coming your way in the next few weeks. In it I’m going to shock you with a staple from my family’s fridge. It’s gotten a bad rap by the medical community and media, but my family couldn’t live without. My guess is that it’s a favorite of yours, too, but you’ve been tricked into believing the rumors. Once I share what I know, you’ll be thrilled to welcome this tasty food back into your diet once again.
Meet you here in two weeks!