I went off to college wanting to be an interior designer. I took some classes, and soon realized it was not for me. I prayed and felt God leading me into the Nutrition field. It was a combination of my own battles and wanting to learn about nutrition and the desire to help others who have struggled just like I had. So, I switched my major to Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics and got busy learning. My journey of becoming a Registered Dietitian included undergraduate education, graduate education, dietetic internship, and a registration exam.
I became registered as a Dietitian and began work in a hospital and then moved into a long term care position. Working in the sick healthcare world opened my eyes to how important nutrition is in preventing disease. I became angry and depressed at what I was seeing. I wanted to expand my nutrition knowledge and learn more prevention. I had the knowledge of helping to treat already existing disease but felt I was lacking in how to actually prevent it.
The resources below kicked off my journey and truly inspired me!
Hungry for Change
Super Size Me
I now eat organic foods.
I juice and detox.
I eat real, whole foods.
I believe that food is the best and only medicine we truly have.
I believe as a Christian my body matters to God, and I'm responsible to care for it.
and lastly.... I'm now incorporating lower carb.
The Paleo diet is the healthiest way you can eat because it is the ONLY nutritional approach that works with your genetics to help you stay lean, strong and energetic! Research in biology, biochemistry, Ophthalmology, Dermatology and many other disciplines indicate it is our modern diet, full of refined foods, trans fats and sugar, that is at the root of degenerative diseases such as obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, depression and infertility.
So to sum up this food story. My mindset has completely shifted. I am a complete believer in holistic nutrition and especially in eliminating modern foods. Whole foods bring health.
The human body is capable of self-healing.
Let thy food be thy medicine.