Spring motivates our psyche, it is a time of new goals and beginnings. It also marks the start of the growing season. Farmer's markets come back to life heralding the promise of locally grown food, our own gardens begin to take shape and all things fresh dominate our thoughts. So what about food?
I am always on the look out for the best eating habits that make "me" feel good. What that means in essence is that different people have different needs depending on genetics, lifestyle and activity level. I am a high energy person that likes to sweat. I like challenging sports and setting goals. What I have discovered over the years, trying all sorts of diets and food combinations, is that food as medicine really has to do with your blood type and history. At the suggestion of my natural health doctor I began to embrace the "Eating for your blood type diet". It has made a world of difference in my overall health, energy, weight, bloat, elimination and my skin. www.4yourtype.com
Let's use my blood type as an example. I am O positive. The O blood type is the oldest. It was the first real genetic success story. Type O's are characterized as generally lean in body type, productive minds and enjoy strenuous activity. The idea behind the diet is that if you follow your specific blood type diet you will reap the benefits of your genetic heritage and avoid the common health issues usually associated with your specific type. For me that would be a tendency toward insulin resistance, sluggish thyroid and inflammation. To combat the ills of type O's genetic predisposition, we should engage in vigorous exercise and eat according to plan, by doing so we can enjoy a healthy weight, manage our stress and reap the benefits of a healthier life.
What does my diet look like as an example?
- It is high in protein: Meat and fish
- Vegetable and fruits
FOOD AS MEDICINE: Food that does more than just nourish: kelp, spinach, red meat, kale, spinach, broccoli and olive oil.
Explore the possibilities yourself. Food as medicine! As we enter a new season; a season with a full bounty of fresh, tasty, healthy foods find out what your medicine is!
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All the best for a prosperous season.