Let food be thy medicine

Over 2000 years ago, Hippocrates proclaimed:

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Since then, other great minds have made similar proclamations:

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It seems simple, but eating a healthy diet is really one of the best things we can do for our health. However, we are still not using food to it’s full potential. Healthier foods might seem more expensive up front, but if anything is worth a premium, surely it would be our health. Below is a great infographic (from Bipartisanpolicy.org)  to illustrate this point.

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So how can we let food be thy medicine? By purchasing high quality, nutritious, whole foods, and by making investments that make healthy choices easier and more enjoyable. Creating healthy habits is the ultimate way to invest in your health. What healthy habits do you want to establish?

– Kelly

Why nutrition?

Kelly's Food & Nutrition picks

One question that I often get asked is about how I got interested in my field. Why nutrition?

Growing up, I always enjoyed reading the “health” sections of newspapers and magazines. I loved the idea that I could take control of my health by eating a nutritious, balanced diet.

When choosing a major for college, I wanted to choose a degree that would provide me with useful knowledge, no matter where my career might take me. Regardless of where I worked (or even if I became a stay-at-home-mom), I knew that the information I learned about how to eat healthy would be beneficial for the rest of my life. It’s just good life knowledge. And if I could make a career out of it… even better!

I also knew that I wanted a career that helps people (and preferably, helps the planet as well). While doctors, nurses, and trainers all work to make people healthier, nutrition seems more, well… fun. After all, food is fun! And in this blog, I try to show that eating healthy can be enjoyable.

For more about my journey and professional experience, see the “Meet Kelly” page.

How did you choose your career path? Are you interested in nutrition?

– Kelly

P.S. Kinda obsessed with bookcase styling. See here.