When I ask clients what they want to achieve from a nutrition consultation, it is common to hear, “I want more energy”. This tells me the person needs to start with the nutrition basics and heal from the ground up.
Nutritionally, healing from the ground up is a matter of acknowledging and using appropriate building blocks that foster good health.
The building blocks are simple and few: drink pure water, eat pure food that supports your biochemical individuality (free of chemicals, additives or preservatives), breathe fresh air, and find a balance between movement and relaxation.
Factors that contribute to good health are often learned from family, friends, and society.
Factors that contribute to ill-health and interfere with the ability to use appropriate buildings blocks that foster good health are also often connected to health pattern learned from family, friends, and society.
Your life experiences and what you’ve been taught along the way has the potential to color your perspective and decision-making ability in regard to your health.
A question to consider: Are you making food choices from an emotional, mental, spiritual or intuitive place?
When you make food choices from an emotional place, you connect eating certain foods to social situations. This is where family traditions come into play, or pizza night with friends. For example, you might enjoy eating a Wendy’s cheeseburger because it is familiar and you have memories of having lunch with your Grandmother there, or you might make a certain meal because it is a traditional meal learned from family.
When you make food choices from a mental place, you rely on media to inform you about diet trends and nutrition protocols. As someone who “follows the rules” you apply what you have read or learned about nutrition from the media to your own life. An example would be someone who follows current diets like a gluten-free diet or a Paleo diet because it is part of a trend (even though these diets are great for many people).
When you make food choices from a spiritual place, you may be connected to a particular philosophy or dogma that you feel loyal too. You might add or eliminate foods based on religious/spiritual/dogmatic principle. For example, you might modify your diet as part of a religious observance or follow a particular food philosophy such as veganism.
When you make food choices from an intuitive place, you eat with intention. You listen to your hunger cues and work with the building blocks of health to sustain your body. Food choices and meal planning are based on what your body needs to eat and thrive. You pay attention to how your energy feels.
When you consider the chakras, healing from ground up begins with Root Chakra.
Do you want to learn more about the Chakra System, nutrition and the role intuition plays with your health? Friday, May 23rd is the last day to register the class, Nutrition, Intuition and the Chakra System. Follow this link to sign up: Nutrition, Intuition and the Chakra System.