January 13, 2012

Food as medicine...

I have always loved learning.  With my job I get to learn new stuff ALL THE TIME!  That is part of what makes me so happy about what I do on a daily basis.  This week I have been doing research on a few dietary restrictions for different medical conditions.  I have been reading about diabetes, learning more about gluten free diets and looking up some information on gout.

I have also been very interested in nutrition and in treating physical ailments with the right food instead of popping pills.  I believe the right diet can help to heal and nurture the body.  Sometimes pills are necessary but I do believe that if people would just eat better it would solve a lot of problems with their health... me included. I love studying about food and nutrition so much I am planning to go back to school for that nutrition degree at some point.  I would love to start next fall on the science classes to get ready for the master's program at NMSU for nutritionist.  This is a very exciting prospect to me!  I have wanted to study nutrition for a long time.

I am studying the intricacies of the glycemic index right now for some clients.  I can understand why it is so hard to figure out a diabetic diet!  I am going to keep working on it and start putting menus together so I have some backup stuff when I need it.

I also checked out a book on CD to listen to as I work.  It is the book Wheat Belly by William Davis  


I also came across some good things to know about gout as I read this week.  I learned that poppy seeds are one of the worst things you could eat so I made a Challah without them for a client this week.  I also learned that cranberries are EXCELLENT for treating gout.  I will be reading more about this in the coming days.

I am going to work on some lists for me to keep handy as I work with a variety of diets and as I prepare meals for clients.  I am starting a notebook to help me keep things together.  I need the organization.  LOL



2 comments:

  1. I read most of that book, as well. He repeats himself a lot (thus, my losing interest in finishing the book), but there was a lot of interesting info in there. He's kind of a one note song (wheat is evil), but I think we can glean a lot from what he's learned. His ego's a bit annoying, too. Can you tell I don't like him very much? lol

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  2. I'm reading The Food Cure for Kids. Great book, I'm reading it on Kindle, can't remember if you have one or not but it is lendable if you do.

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