Functional medicine continues to gain traction as an evolving science. Those of us that have been working in this field for numerous years appreciate the transition that some doctors are making to benefit their patients. It is refreshing to see this upsurge in interest in an approach to patient care that centers on good nutrition and lifestyle habits. And who wins? The patient. This is one of the most rewarding things I routinely get to experience. The pleasure of seeing a patient succeed and point their life on a different trajectory.
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Someone recently told me the best investment you can make is in yourself. Thinking numbers and accumulation, this at first was hard to wrap my head around. Most people think of investments in terms of the stock market and retirement. Planning for your future is important. So important that it should include thoughts beyond money. Often we focus so much on the mindset of accumulation for later that we forget to live in the moment.
That is when it hit me. I was not living in the moment. I was thinking about a distant day to come that frankly might not come. Without even realizing it, I was not living the best version of me. I was using my talents, but not in a God-inspired way. I wanted more, but rather than take the step, I played the game of life with a reserved attitude. I was too nervous about the consequences of taking a chance that might not work out.
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With my recent move back to the country, my wife Leah and I are still working through what foods we should make the effort to continue to buy from the health food store. The irony of this is the same conversation came up when we lived in the city. So recently I took pause to ask, which items should I always buy from the health food store. These are the items that I am unlikely to find at chain stores, but rather specialty stores. I felt it necessary to share this list to help streamline your shopping trips.
I have family coming to visit this weekend. They asked if they could bring us anything from the health food store since they were coming out. The food items that I am giving you below came exactly from that list. This is what Dr. Hill and family requested and what we normally pick up on our trips.
Now before I start sharing this list, you should know that I still grow what I can, purchase from the farms market when available, and then use the health food store for fruits and vegetables. The items that I am sharing here are not the ones you typically find at the farms market.
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“Where is the healthy food near me?” I have asked myself this question numerous times while traveling. If you are as committed to eating clean and toxin free as I am, you absolutely hate to compromise the food you consume. If you are in a large city, options usually exist. However, this is not always the case when in a small town or on the road.
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Your Diet vs. My Dog’s Diet – Who Win’s? I am going to put your diet to the test. Is your diet better or worse than my dog’s? That is the question.
I should probably tell you starting out that I feed my dog’s really well. Are you worried yet? Let’s see how you do.
Just to boost your confidence and make you feel like you have a real chance of your diet beating my dog’s diet, I am going to give you an automatic 2 points. One, you don’t eat off of the floor. Two, you don’t get a crazed stare in your eyes at the site of food. There you go, a legitimate 2-0 start for you. Let’s see if my pups can catch up.
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Here you are having just recently committed yourself to making the right food choices. You know you are not making the best decisions when it comes to food. The decisions you are making are out of convenience rather than necessity. This is not the first time that you have had this conversation with yourself. Here you are at 40 and you see a completely different version of you than 20 years ago. Of course this concerns you. How could it not? You know the path ahead is not bright if you keep making the wrong food choices. Good food equals good health. But the opposite is also true. However, you are just not sure where you are going to squeeze more time into your schedule to accommodate food.