This summer I have decided turn eating simply into an art. I’ve decided to eat for myself, shop locally at the farmer’s market, and try to listen to my bodies cravings. “Why?” you may ask. Because I wasn’t feeling good, appeared swollen (in all the wrong places) and I had low energy. I found myself eating from a place of social obligation, but still felt hungry. I knew my body must not be getting what it needs. This means that all the fancy cookbooks on my shelf are on a vacation. This summer I’m eating what looks, smells and tastes good to me intuitively.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”-Hippocrates
Our body needs basic raw materials to provide proper cellular activity for survival. Everyday I watch animals instinctively selecting the fresh buds from trees to eat. Imagine how much cellular energy the are getting from that little sprig or leaf! The deer, rabbits, and squirrels, do not seem to suffer from lethargy, fatigue, brain fog, inflammation, infertility, or emotional eating. They seem (from my unprofessional observation) to feel pretty good.
Detox, it’s like a dirty word that makes you cringe. However, (as many of you know) if you see me in the office (for most any complaint) this is a word that is going to show up. A good detox, followed later by nutrition, possible supplements, stress levels, etc. Detox will probably be mentioned.
If you suffer from infertility you should detox.
If you have cancer you should detox.
If you have cellulite you should detox (this is the one that got me on board).
If you have any unidentified chronic symptoms, fatigue, brain fog, you should detox.
Why your health history is actually much more than those forms you are filling out.
You may come to our doctors’ office or you go to any doctor’s office and you are asked to do it. You need to fill out that dreaded health history form. Long, arduous, detailed, and necessary. Name address, height, weight, primary concerns, major medical issues, recent surgeries, procedures, medications, supplements, family health history, etc. Our office will ask you to fill it out too…and possibly more. You see, we believe, that those medical forms look for major red flags, health catastrophes, and serious disease. However, if you come to our office, we assume you have came because you have suffered from something chronic such as infertility, pain, or illness of unknown origin. Something that has not been yet addressed completely. So, our office will look for the nuances listed between those lines. The possible gray areas in your person health history. Just so you understand, when you come to our office, we will have a long conversation about your history, your real health history. continue reading