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Knowledge Is Empowering
The more we understand our bodies and the mechanisms that lead to compromised health and loss of vitality, the more committed we become to achieve optimal health. My office is devoted to educating you about your body, how it works and how to achieve a healthy weight and/or heal your body. I believe in working with you as a partner, to learn from each other in our journey together to maximize your health. Read More >>>
What, exactly, does flexitarian mean?
So, what is a flexitarian diet? “Flexitarian” is used to describe a diet or a person who eats a “mostly” vegetarian diet, occasionally including meat. But what exactly does this mean? Does it mean once a week? Once a day? It’s really up to you, as there is no standard agreement or definition, though perhaps someday there will be. A relatively new term, flexitarian comes from a combination of the words “flexible” and “vegetarian.” Following a flexitarian diet simply means eating more plant-based meals and less meat.
Those of you who attend my class at Whole Foods, see me at my office, or spend time around me know my preference is for a plant based diet, with some a raw food in there. If you can’t do vegan it’s vegetarian and if you can’t do that then meat and dairy in moderation will have to do. But be aware: except for a personal dislike of peas (peas are foe) I’ll always be pushing plants. Plants are nutrient dense and the enzymes are like sparkplugs for our cells. This translates into more energy!
Most people want to eat as healthy as possible but old habits are sometimes hard to break. I understand that. Many people live to a ripe old age filling up on the Standard American Diet, but they probably don’t feel as vital as they would if they ate their veggies and other whole plant foods. So when it comes to eating habits I’m happy to meet you where ever you are on the scale between a strict Vegan, Vegetarian, Raw Fooder, and regular meat and potatoes diet.
As you know a core belief of mine is to “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”, first written by Hippocrates in the 5th Century. Together we can work at finding the best food-based prescription for you and see where it takes us. I won’t nag if you’re not full-on vegan or vegetarian. My goal is to help not judge.