The thing about health. ⠀
Did you know before dieting and the extreme desire to be skinny became the primary determinant of “healthy eating” in our culture wellness professionals were primarily focused on making sure people got enough & plenty of health-promoting foods—rather than focusing on the removal of “unhealthy” foods? YESSS, not concentrating on restriction actually was a regular thing at one point! ⠀⠀
So to explain further... up until “Diet Culture” came around, nutrition focused on what people should be including or adding into their lives for health, rather than focusing on what people should avoid or take out was the normal way to be healthier. And Ill tell ya if there’s anything I’ve personally learned about nutrition while in recovery from eating disorders, it’s that a strong focus on food-avoidance comes with a LONG list of side effects, like eating disorders, feeling bat shit crazy around food, experiencing crippling obsession, etc. ⠀⠀
Look, we are a species that has evolved over millions of years to seek food, rather than avoid it. Spending all of our health-related efforts trying to fight our primary urges is bound to have some negative consequences on our psyche and general well-being right? ⠀⠀
On the flip side, focusing on adding in health-promoting foods brings many of the same health benefits that people in our culture typically seek through the pursuit of food-avoidance…without the unintended physical and psychological consequences (e.g. disordered eating).⠀⠀
I'm amazed at what happens for my clients just from making this one simple change in how they approach “health,” that is, just from shifting their focus from “taking out” foods they deem problematic, to “adding in” foods that will have a positive impact on their health and well-being. ⠀⠀
For example moving your body, getting lots of fiber/protein, eating regular meals, etc., are all things you can ADD into your life to help obtain some health, for instance, without actively restricting anything. ...
An oldie but a goodie!
As a breastfeeding 🤱🏼 mummy this resonates with me currently, and I’ve had a lot of questions about this so I thought I’d share my article for anyone interested in the biology 🧬 and mechanical aspects of breastfeeding.
I’d like to also point out that this article is in no way meant to shame Mother’s who cannot or choose not to breastfeed. Fed is always best.
That said, I’m also not going to not ever discuss the benefits that we now know and recent advances about the way in which breastmilk works and acts on a cellular and biological level, it is very fascinating stuff!
As an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, clinically I focus on the role breastfeeding plays with many of my patients in the craniofacial development of their newborns.
But there is so much more than just the mechanical aspects, in this article I discuss why breast really is best for the development of healthy gut bacteria.
Link in bio ✌🏻 ...
Na última sexta, na aula de nutrição e envelhecimento, comentei sobre o o papel dos aminoácidos isolados nas vias de síntese proteica muscular. Por mais que estes sejam capazes de estimular vias de síntese, são insuficientes para que haja hipertrofia muscular. Logo, proteína completa (animal ou vegetal) sempre será melhor do que aminoácidos isolados. No envelhecimento, portanto, melhorar o acesso às fontes protéicas é fundamental. Por isso, os conhecimentos de técnica dietética são imprescindíveis. Da bioquímica à prática. #nutricionista#nutri#nutrition#protein#elderly ...