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What Does "Good Nutrition" Really Mean?

By Dr. Scott Kuper

March is Nutrition Awareness Month, brought to you annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the intent of educating the population about the importance of making informed food choices and creating good eating and exercise habits.  The theme for 2015 is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle,” which encourages everyone to focus on consuming fewer calories, make informed food choices, and get daily exercise in order to reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health1.

We all know we should eat right and exercise, but what does this really mean?  And how do we actually do it?

We all have good intentions about taking care of ourselves, but real life often gets in the way.  With how busy life can be, we often sacrifice nutrition for convenience.  Let’s face it- it’s way too easy to pull into a fast food chain on your way to drop the kids off at soccer practice, or on your way to the next business meeting.  And that may fill your belly up quickly, but is that really the best thing for your health?

When you go to the grocery store, there are countless products of so-called “health foods” making all sorts of claims on how they are good for you.  But those are so darn expensive!  And what’s really in them anyways?  Are they worth it?

And then there is the media, constantly giving us breaking news on the next “super food.”  Friends and family are always telling you what worked for them.  And of course there is the ubiquitous “they” telling you to eat this because it’s good for your heart, or eat that because it helps lower cholesterol.  But who are “they” and what do “they” know, anyways?

Turns out eating right is more complicated than it sounds.

But there is good news: Body Logic can help you find answers to these questions and navigate your way to a healthier lifestyle!

Our approach is as unique as you are as a person.  There are foods you love to eat, and foods you won’t touch no matter how good they are for you.  We understand that, and can work with you to develop an individualized plan that will meet your personal health goals, still tastes good, and won’t break the bank!  We can provide information and advice, give you moral support, provide sample meal plans, and recommend whole-food supplements that reinforce your efforts to be healthy.

If you have any questions as to how you can improve your nutrition, or even just to double check that you’re on the right path already, please talk with us!  In addition to the nutritional component of the chiropractic curriculum, Dr. Amanda has a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition, and both she and Dr. Scott attend several continuing education conferences each year that focus on nutrition and how it relates to health.  So come speak with the doctors at Body Logic and get moving towards a better, healthier life!