Do you have a ‘pseudo’ food addiction?

What does food mean to you? 

For me ‘pseudo’ or ‘fake’ food means what others might refer to as ‘junk’ food. Is it food at all? Think of the word… by definition the word food is: “material, plant or animal origin, that contains or consists of essential body nutrients, such as carbohydrtes, fats, proteins, vitmains or minerals, and is ingested and assimilated by an organism to produce energy, stimulate growth and maintain life”.  Is this good stuff found in your jelly bean?

I do not call stuff like twizzlers, oreos, chips and such ’food’. It’s not. It does not give us the nutrients our body needs. This discussion reminds me of a 2002 Journal article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Click here to read journal article We as a whole, are not eating well enough and it’s showing.   Over 8 alcoholic drinks a week is not a good idea (think maintaining healthy breasts women!) and eating sugar cereal is not a good start for the day for our little ones (we want their brains to function well) and ice cream or cake for desert- where are our nutrients? This is not food, it’s just calories. It’s not even just giving us calories, it’s giving us calories and taking away health, it is anti-health!

I was curious and then inspired by this story…

a mom who made the decision to help her family eat well, eat real food.   It’s not always easy but it’s worth it.  Leading by example is always more valuable than asking you kids to do something when you’re not. If you eat well, you are generally healthier, have few risks for disease and tend to live longer. There really are no draw backs, other than trying something new (which we know new can mean a learning curve = takes time + effort) but this is one that will give back to you and the one’s you love.  Let’s get started!

Click here to read the story about the family who changed their meal plan for 100 days… and then continued…

It’s as simple as this: eat well to be healthy and when are you healthy you are able to live well. Class is done for the day!

About Kathryn Nobrega-Porter

Dr. Nobrega-Porter works with individuals to understand "why" they have the symptoms or conditions that bring them into Wellpath Clinic. As a Naturopathic and Functional Medicine Doctor she uses specialized lab testing and personalized treatments to help create a healthier body. DAN!/ARI. Clinical care focus: Autism, ADHD, PDD, Autoimmune Disease. Intravenous (IV) Therapy Certified.
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