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Updated: Jul 5, 2021

Our Need For Food

Food affects almost everything we do. It affects how we look, feel, and act. It even affects our abilities – how well we function every day. Ever felt a sugar slump?Or a caffeine high?

Food has an impact on life because it supplies nutrients, which are substances in food that the body needs to function properly such as in growth, repair, and as a source of energy. Another way to look at this is that ‘food is information’. It provides data which the body chemically transforms into molecules we need for all aspects of health and healing. Nutrition is both a pure science and a social science. As a pure science it looks at how the body uses nutrients. As a social science it looks at the relationship between food and human behavior and the environment, or how and why people eat.

Every person is a unique, one of a kind organism. Therefore, no two people will experience food or it’s benefits and hazards in the same exact way. Some people can drink milk all day long with no adverse effects, while others will experience severe reactions to the sugar or the protein in milk. Some children can eat peanut butter every day, while another child can die from an extreme allergic reaction. This is called bio-individuality and each person must be aware of those foods that benefit them and those that can harm them.

Carnivore or omnivore, vegetarian or vegan, keto or paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, to fast or not to fast. These are common queries that can be addressed by a Nutritional Therapist to find which journey is best for your specific, individualized needs. Contact Solora for a personalized plan.

Joanne Papenfus

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