This is the time of the year when many of us are making new
resolutions ranging from breaking old habits, exercising more or
eating better. Most of us are considering some dietary changes.
Others are contemplating to avoid gluten, sugar, processed foods, or
sodas. No what matter what your goals are, our desire is to feel and
1. People will think I am crazy.
Most likely true.
Unfortunately, people have lost their connection with foods. We
have taught that nutrition has nothing to do with our current health
conditions. If you do not believe me, ask your primary care physician
next time you see him. More than likely he will confirm that nutrition
does not contribute to disease. Therefore, anytime we go against
this we are likely to experience ridicule and skepticism. This is
simply part of the journey.
2. It will expensive.
Not necessarily true.
The immediate costs may or may not be higher, but the long-term
costs are likely to be dramatically lower as we will save on doctor
appointments, emergency room visits, prescriptions, surgeries or
any other medical procedures without taking into consideration and
time and pain that we would have to endure otherwise. Farmer
markets and some websites (such as www.thrivemakret.com and
www.greenpolkadotbox.com) are great ways to buy in bulk and save
3. There are so many diets out there. They cannot all be right.
There is a lot of confusion in the outside world when it comes to
which diet to choose from. Some are vegan, others recommend
juicing, some are meat-based, some are raw, some are cooked, so on.
There is no “one size fits all diet” when it comes to food and
nutrition. We are each unique, with our specific needs based on our
own particularities. This is why it is recommended that you have the
advice and experience from a health practitioner who can guide you
through this journey.