“The doctor of the fut...

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” ~Thomas Edison

Before I get start with adding my posts to the multitudes, how about an introduction?

I am in my late 20s am currently getting prereqs to begin a grad program in human nutrition. Why?

My first interest began when I was 12. My grandfather was diagnosed with level four breast cancer. I remember seeing him at the end of the driveway through the front windows after he'd found out, pacing. Besides the usual rounds of chemo and radiation he went to a dietician and my grandma completely changed their diet and supplements. That wonderful man went on to live another 15 years and, ps, he barely lost any of his hair. It was then I began to drink more water, and in my childish wisdom, down as many supplements as possible. Oops.

Also I have modeled on and off since I was 13. During this time I've seen some crazy fad diets and unhealthy eating habits. I became interested in not how restricting one nutrient or another could make me thinner but what was in different foods and what they could do for my body. If a diet doesn't make sense, or - excuse me - sucks completely to follow, it's probably not the diet for you. Remember the definition of diet is "The kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats", not the warped view we've made of that word in our society.

As I've begun this process I've seen so many inflammatory titles to 'nutrition' articles. My hope is to explore deeper into how each person can be the healthiest they can be - and that doesn't necessarily mean the 'thinnest'. Being fit is a lifelong process.

My personal philosophy is to work out at least 30 minutes a day with a mixture of activities, eat as many unprocessed foods as are feasibly and financially possible, and remember to enjoy food and life!

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