Traditional: (adj) existing in or as part of a tradition; long established. Produced, done or used in accordance with tradition; Habitually done, used or found (Wikipedia)
The Holiday Season is upon us. Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. It can be challenging for you if you are just starting a new healthy lifestyle that might conflict with what is served for a family gathering.
The other day a colleague of mine said that what I ask patient’s to do from a nutrition standpoint is anti-traditional foods. The main culprit here is of course gluten related food items. One that specifically comes to mind is a traditional Italian dish of pasta. However, it could be related to legumes, or grains or dairy depending on your ethnic heritage.
I did then what I knew how to do.
Now that I know better, I do better.
- Maya Angelou
Being strong, fit and healthy during pregnancy increases your odds of a healthy delivery and healthy baby. The simple principles of eat well, move well, sleep well, soar on are good for any age and any condition.
There are some subtle differences though that I’d like to touch on specifically for pregnancy. We will break down the four simple principles in order for you to optimize your health and wellness during pregnancy and your developing fetus. Ideally, you want to address each principle before pregnancy. Yet, no matter your stage of pregnancy, it is never too late to start.
Thank you to Crossfit Initiative and Ty Jones for putting this together so it can be shared with others. References were omitted to keep the slides easier to follow, they are listed below.
Many of these topics are covered in more detail in How To Soar, coming soon.
Eat Well. Move Well. Sleep Well. Soar on.
I have many fond memories of my grandparents. What I remember the most is my grandfather's affinity to sweets. I have vivid memories of playing in their backyard in San Jose and picking fresh blackberries and raspberries off the bush. I never waited to wash them before I ate them, because even then I had little patience.
Another sweet treat my grandfather would have is a grapefruit cut in half with a dash of maple syrup. At the time, the tartness of the grapefruit simply made me pucker my lips, despite the maple syrup. Yet somehow, since transitioning to whole foods-paleo inspired, I have revisited this little trick, and guess what?.....I love it.
I use it as a refreshing lateral shift maneuver when my sweet tooth strikes.
In sharing my story regarding Offal (http://www.renosoar.com/holistic-health-tips/awful-awfuloffal-offal), edible organ meats, it has been mentioned to me that many people do not like the taste of organ meats, but that they worry it isn’t good for them or that we shouldn’t eat organ meats.
There is no doubt that offal is loaded with many healthy nutrients. Here is the list of potential nutrients:
B complex vitamins including B12 and folate
Healthy fats, especially Omega-3 fats
Choline (another B vitamin important for cell membranes, brain and nerve function)
Trace minerals copper, zinc, and chromium
Coenzyme Q 10 (important for cardiac function)
Vitamin E (circulation)
Purines (precursors to DNA and RNA)
If you are a Renoite (meaning you are born and raised Reno, NV), you have probably had the Awful Awful burger from the Nugget. It is touted as the “Best burger in Reno!” If you are not a Renoite, I hear it is something to experience. In fact, it is a Reno Legend and is available 24 hours/day.
Dr Carolyn Dolan DPT, Cert MDT, MSHN
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