Food as Medicine
Several months ago I was really taken aback by a TED talk by Dr. Terry Wahls, who discussed food and our diet’s role in our health. Dr. Wahls was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000 and was soon in a wheelchair. After years of medication and treatment with minimal improvement, she radically changed her diet in an attempt to give her body the nutrients it needed to help itself. Within a year she was out of her wheelchair.
Here is a link of here motivating and thought provoking TED talk:
You can read more about Dr. Terry Wahls at her website. It goes to show, we really don’t know as much as we think we do about the human body. How can we go to the gym, workout, and pretend we are being healthy, then grab some food from a box or a bag.
The more I learn about nutrition, they more that I think we need to avoid processed foods as much as possible. And heck, sometimes we think we are eating healthy when we aren’t! Core Performance has a nice article on 10 food items that are more processed than you probably realize. If you eat things from a bag or a box, you are probably not feeding your body as well as possible.
We talk a lot of sports medicine and performance here, but shouldn’t we all be putting our bodies in the best position to succeed?