Yesterday I was interviewed for a local radio show called Kathryn's Kitchen. It will air Friday March 3, sometime between 9 and 9:30 am, during The Point. Soon after, it will be available to listen to for a month here.
We talked a little about what I do as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I also shared this recipe for Indian Cabbage.
Every ingredient in this recipe has multiple health benefits. To name just a few...Mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander, cabbage and lemon support digestion. Turmeric is a powerful anti- inflammatory that supports the liver and digestion. Coconut oil is a healthy fat that is quickly and easily absorbed and provides lasting energy for our body and our brain. It also has anti microbial-properties. Sea salt helps us have the right balance of fluid inside and outside our cells.
Weight loss is a goal for many people who seek out help from Nutritional Therapy. If you experience unwanted weight gain and the inability to lose it, it may be a sign of underlying imbalances that need to be addressed. As they are addressed, balance is restored and your body can let go of the weight as it sees fit. Trust your body. It always does the best for you with what it has in every moment. It’s trying to keep you alive and well.
One very common example of an underlying imbalance that may need to be addressed for weight loss to occur is blood sugar regulation imbalance. This kind of imbalance is often due to eating an excessive amount of refined carbohydrates and not enough healthy fats and protein. This blog post gives an in depth explanation.
Another example of why your body might not want to shed the excess pounds is because it is trying to protect you. One place our bodies store toxins is in our fat tissues....
Here in Central Oregon it has been reeeaallllyy cold, snowy and icy lately. That makes me want to eat soup. Lots and lots of soup. Warm, delicious, nourishing nutrient dense and packed with flavor soup.
I was feeling creative, so I wanted to make up my own soup recipe. I thought it would taste pretty good, but was happily surprised at how amazingly good it turned out. Both of my sons loved it (which is saying a whole lot for the one who immediately said he wasn’t hungry when I told him what was for dinner) and my husband said it was the best soup I have ever made.
Besides being delicious, this recipe is great for staying healthy in the winter.
Broth or stock: Depending on how it's made and what it’s made from, is full of minerals, amino acids, collagen and gelatin. People have been using it to aid and heal digestion for centuries. Since most of our immune system is along our digestive tract, it makes sense why it has long been a folk remedy for colds and flu.
I am happy to tell you that I will be teaching nutrition classes at The Workhouse here in Bend. The first one is Sunday, June 26 from 2-4pm.
This class will teach about specific foods that can be incorporated into your diet to improve your health. Samples of some of these foods will be provided. These foods will include things like saurkraut, kombucha, chicken soup, beet/carrot/apple slaw, apple cider vinegar in water, etc. There will even be a delicious healthy desert.
Prior to class students will complete an online Nutritional Assessment Health Questionnaire. The results of the questionnaire will be given to students at the beginning of class. It will give students insight into their personal areas of nutritional strength and weakness. Students will be able to use this knowledge to apply the information learned in class.
When you want to take responsibility for your health, cleaning up your diet is a great place to start. Cleaning up your diet can go a long way towards improving your energy levels, mood and overall health.
I used to think
that if I shopped in the natural section of the grocery store, the food co-op, Whole Foods or the other health food stores, the food I was buying was reasonably healthy. I believed that the ingredients used to make the foods must be at least healthier than the food in the regular grocery stores. I knew some basics like, don’t eat hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup. If something had words I didn’t know what they were I figured it was best to not eat it or feed it to my children. I didn’t feel like there was an alternative so I bought them anyway. What I didn’t know was this was only the tip of the ice burg.
Now I know the health food stores are full of unhealthy foods too. You have to really know what to look for and what to avoid when shopping. This is on...