If you are what you eat, then it is important to take a look at what it is you are eating. Is the meal you are eating fresh, nutritionally rich and served with love and care? Nutrition is "the art and science of nourishing yourself optimally". You can take the responsibility for your own diet, and develop the one that is right for you. In order to clarify your goals, examine your needs and solidify your personal committment to the restoration of your health, consider these common-sense guidelines:
(1) Simplify your diet. Base it on staple foods that you know are good for you.

(2) Regulate your dietary habits. Train yourself to chew, sip, and savor.

(3) Systematically undereat.

(4) Swear off junk food. Become a health-conscious shopper and eater.

(5) Learn how to prepare food that satisfies your unique taste and temperament.

(6) Select the freshest local food for each season.

(7) Avoid dogmatism. Let others eat in peace.

(8) Develop a diet that reflects the best aspects of life-food with strength, wholeness, and beauty.

A nutritionist can aid you in your search for a diet which suits your individual health requirements. He can provide allergy testing and detect nutritional deficiencies. Any supplemental needs can then be determined.
It is important to remember that there are no shortcuts to health. Taking the time to meet your nutritional needs can give you the energy for the rest of your life. From "Taking Nutritional Responsibility" Edward Bauman, in Holistic Health Lifebook, $12.95 from And/Or Press, Berkeley, CA.


Laura Power, PhD: nutritional biochemist, licensed, 26 years experience.  I offer Medical Nutrition Therapy, lab testing, diets, supplements, and detoxification. 
Adult conditions: Food allergies, maldigestion, chronic fatigue, autoimmunity, cardiovascular, diabetes, hypoglycemia, endocrine, neurological, mood, menopause.  
Childood conditions: Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, speech delay, allergies, heavy metals. (DAN! affiliated). 
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