Eat to Thrive
Nutrition plays in important role in optimal reproductive health. Each one of us has unique dietary needs and requirement, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition. When working with patients on nutrition for reproductive health, we encourage patients to have fun exploring different healthy foods!
In Chinese Medicine, nutrition is one of the 5 “branches” of a complete medical system, meaning that it is an innate and essential tool for healing. There is no “one size fits all” approach to nutrition and diet therapy. Each person has unique needs and patterns and requires different foods and supplements to achieve their own personal optimal health.
Tips to Jumpstart a Healthy Diet:
- Eat whole foods
- Eat until your full, and not beyond
- Eat plants – LOTS of plants!
- Cook most of your meals at home
- Include healthy fat in your daily meals
- Include healthy protein in your daily meals
- Limit refined and processed foods like sugar & flour
- Eat joyfully! Food should be delicious, nutritious and enjoyable
A Gut Instinct!
It was Hippocrates who said, “All disease begins in the gut.” While we might not agree that all disease stem from poor gut health, it is safe to say that the integrity of the gut does play a huge role in the state of our health. We are only as strong as the food we eat, absorb and are not having chronic sensitivities or reactions to! With this in mind, every treatment plan we create includes nutrition recommendations that optimize digestion and make it easy for your body to extract all of the nutrients that it needs to thrive.