Eating for Optimal Wellness
Everyone knows that the foods we eat can impact our health, but how much thought have you given to how your current diet is affecting your genes? To past generations, the way our genes express themselves was assumed to be etched in stone, immutable. The field of epigenetics has shown those assumptions to be false. Environmental pollutants, hormones, bacteria, viruses, and basic nutrients are among the many factors which can negatively affect how our genes function.
Overfed and Undernourished
The average american diet is rich in foods that are processed and high in animal protein, saturated fat, salt and sugar. We consume a lot of food, but much of that food is not nourshing--not rich in the vitamins, minerals, and other plants compounds necessary for optimal health. Add to that the chemicals found in presevatives, pesticides, insecticides, and herbidcides and you may actually trigger genes that predispose you to a host of chronic illnesses while inhibiting the genes that limit our susceptibility to illness.
Redefine What Healthy Eating Looks Like for You
Your nutritional needs are unique. So is the way your body digests and assimilates food. A diet that may be good for the average person, may not be good for you. Using the First Line Therapy food plan, combined with an initial health screen, we design a customized eating plan that meets not only your dietary needs, but also your goals--be it weight loss, combating fatigue, or reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Since First Line Therapy and Functional Medicine are all about facilitating lasting change, your food plan will be tailored to fit into your daily routine and will give you the freedom to choose from a variety of foods to prepare meals that you want to eat. Let us help you go beyond basic wellness and achieve your best health possible. Contact us today for an appointment and see our past blogs for more information on First Line Therapy and Functional Medicine.
The contents of this blog are intended for educational purposes only. The information presented here is not a substitute for proper medical attention, diagnosis, or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider before starting or making any changes to an existing treatment plan, exercise program or dietary regimen, and before using nutritional supplements.
~ Dr. Sarah Williams ~ Concord & Nantucket, Massachusetts ~