Let me start this newsletter series by explaining why we do need some guidance regarding Nutrition. You have probably never realised how young a science Nutrition is. In fact you'll be quite surprised to know that most research in this area has been done on and for animals during the 20th century, and that we just started extrapolating to humans when civilisation diseases started hitting hard. I am of course talking about the West. Older more holistic traditions, like Chinese medicine or Ayurveda figured the whole thing out long ago.
So research on Human Nutrition is relatively recent and has borrowed much of its protocols from the Pharma research. That's the reason we come up with specific nutrient prescriptions instead of talking about real food. This is the nutri-therapist approach, as opposed to using food as a preventive medicine (and a therapeutic one as well).
In this respect I have found that one of the soundest strategies in Nutrition and Health Counselling is crowding out.
I first heard formally about it from the genius founder of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Joshua Rosenthal. This concept truly flips the conventional belief about dieting on its head by adding more healthy foods to the diet rather than taking things away. By eating more vegetables, fruits, and other nutrient-dense foods, your cravings for less healthy foods will naturally diminish. There simply isn’t room for junk food and unhealthy overeating when you’re satisfied and nourished by real food!
Join one of my workshops to learn how to crowd out with the best ingredients and recipes. There are still some availabilities in both of the english series and in the foundations in french. Have a look here