“This is not about being thin. It’s about reaching a state where food is something that nourishes and makes us happy rather than sickening or tormenting us. It’s about feeding ourselves as a good parent would: with love, with variety, but also with limits.” —Bee Wilson
Because February is American Heart Month, and because heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States (every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease), this month I want to focus on eating our way to a healthier heart. Heart healthy eating also helps prevent, improve, or even reverse other chronic conditions like diabetes, dementia, cancer, etc.
In future months we’ll explore other forms of Lifestyle Medicine (sleep, enjoyable movement, stress relief, nature connection, etc.) that play an important role in preventing and healing chronic conditions and that also just make us feel better in general, but for now I want to focus on food since that is where so many of you have expressed interest, frustration, and confusion.Read More
I was loading up my bins with good stuff from the bulk isle at the grocery store yesterday when a woman approached me saying, “Excuse me, but do you know how to use any of these grains and things? I’m trying to eat healthier but I don’t know what to do with any of these.” So I proceeded to geek out sharing ideas for quick and yummy things to do with bulgar, red lentils, oats, and more. “Oh, that sounds delicious and so easy!” She said at one point. Ah, be still my geeky little nurse heart! I love these moments.