DR EMILY POCCIA'S NATURE CURE SERIES : TIP #5 - Eat Whole Foods / by Brittney Hogan

 

DR EMILY POCCIA, ND, EXPLAINS IN THIS 5 PART VIRBLOGO SERIES HOW A LITTLE CONCIOUSNESS IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE CAN HAVE INTENSE HEALTH BENEFITS BY INCORPORATING THESE NATURE CURES INTO YOUR DAILY ROUTINES.

Nature cure is about getting back to the basics. It encompasses elements of life that make us thrive and heal. Many illnesses and diseases today are derived from our lifestyles and can be prevented with some attention to these basic, yet essential human needs. Here's #4.

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Eat Whole Foods From The Earth

Food is what fuels our bodies, our cells and is critical for our energy and health. Diet is perhaps one of the most talked about and controversial discussions in health today. You may ask yourself on a daily basis, “Should I eat Paleo or gluten free? Or maybe I should become a raw vegan!” Today we are not going to discuss a certain diet per se, but more about a way to choose your food.

Grocery stores have made it easier and easier to get all sorts of food into our home and into our mouths, but you may want to think about these simple guidelines before opening a package of Oreos.

Guideline #1- The most nutritious foods are whole foods that come from earth. These are foods that are not tampered with to get an end product and come directly from the earth. These would include fruits, vegetables, dried beans, nuts and seeds. They are high in fiber, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins essential for our health.

Guideline #2- There is only 1 ingredient- the food itself! No additives, preservative or chemicals.

Guideline #3- Eat the rainbow- and I’m not talking about skittles here, I’m talking about colorful, fruits and vegetables! If you think about getting in all your colors then you will be making sure to get a variety of foods that offer an array of vitamins and nutrients.

Guideline #4- Buy organic when possible. Unfortunately there are a lot of genetically modified crops circulating out there, which interfere with our hormones. Hopefully these guidelines help to boost your health and increase your vitality. I’m not saying you can’t add other things to your diet, but just try to add more of these whole foods.

When picking foods that have more than 1 ingredient make sure that all or most of the ingredients are whole foods themselves.

Most importantly make sure what you’re eating is tailored to you! If you have a sensitivity to a food then take it out!

References: 

http://www.nutritionmd.org/nutrition_tips/nutrition_tips_understand_foods/whole_advantages.html


Dr. Emily Poccia

Dr. Emily Poccia offers a Family Medicine practice at RestorMedicine in San Diego with a primary focus in the treatment and management of chronic Lyme disease. She graduated from Southwest Collage of Naturopathic Medicine in 2014 and moved to San Diego soon after. Originally from Connecticut she is no stranger to Lyme Disease and felt a need to support this population through their health journey. She was trained by Lyme literate doctor and author of, “The Beginner’s Guide to Lyme”, and “Lyme Brain”, Dr. Nicola Ducharme. 

Dr. Emily is highly committed to using Naturopathic principles that are centered around supporting the body’s innate ability to heal itself and treating the whole person. She does this by using diagnostic testing to find the root cause of illness then supports the body’s healing process using natural therapies like botanical medicine, nutrition, gemstone energy medicine, nutritional supplementation, homeopathy and nutritional IV’s. Her goal, whether you have a chronic illness or any health concern, is to support all dimensions of your health- physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and energetic. Dr. Emily believes strongly in doctor as teacher, a principle that allows her to empower her patients and their families so they can take an active role in their health and live healthier lives.

You can find out more about Dr. Emily, the practice, and schedule appointments at RestorMedicine.com. She also hosts lectures on different health topics, and be sure to check out her personal blog called High Five to Health.

Follow her on Instagram / @highfivetohealth and visit her blog / www.highfivetohealth.org