Doug’s Nutritional Philosphy
Since this is the 2nd Blog of Turning Points Nutrition, I felt the need to proclaim that I’m not longer a blogging virgin. In my first blog, I basically introduced myself and tried to explain how and why a retired music teacher became a certified nutritional consultant. It really comes down to my desire to help people that are doing their very best but are losing the battle with food and overall wellness.
There is no one “right” way for all of us to eat. There are many popular nutritional camps out there: vegetarian, low-carb, low-fat, paleo, ketogenic (high-fat/low-carb), low-calorie, etc, etc, etc. We must each find our own path of nutrition, hopefully based on our wellness goals, food preferences, and accurate information. Playing “food police” with your friends or family doesn’t work.
For me it’s all about nutrient-dense, whole foods. I want optimal fuel for my body at all times. I also believe that we want to focus on building nutrient reserves for those critical moments when disease and illness knock at the door of our immune system. For this reason, I believe we need to focus on those foods that pack the biggest punch in terms of vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients. I’ve read that we can control 90% of our health destiny, based on smart nutrition and adequate physical exertion. So we’re not necessarily destined to the same health conditions of our parents and grandparents. We have a choice, based on our diet and lifestyle.
In my next blog, I’ll zero in on a specific macronutrient…fats. The news on healthy fats is positive and essential in terms of our wellness.