Nutrition is a very important part of life and healing along with sleep and stress reduction. We all have different nutritional needs through life. If you're doing it right your health and weight are balanced and you haven't given in to emotional eating.

Foods choices range from organic, to home grown, to store-bought. We choose foods based on budget, location and ability to access food though now many people have fresh food delivered. Everything is changing.

Some people do better with raw foods others prefer cooked. In all it's just a matter of preference. If you really look listen closely to the little voice in your head it will guide you to the food you need at any given time.

Your pattern for eating may vary from the basic three meals a day, to small portions eaten throughout the day. Some people add supplements, others don't need them. Know your body.

Losing weight ... that varies from person to person and one's metabolic system. Recently I read about someone who lost weight simply by eating carefully between the hours of 8 AM - 2 PM. To be honest that works for me also. You can exercise with a regime or not. Very often exercise is overrated but it does have good psychological reaction as well as balancing brain chemistry which many people need, which go along with yoga and the like.

Always remember that if your body is performing you're doing it right no matter what anyone says.

Nutrition is the science that interprets the interaction of nutrients and other substances in food (e.g. phytonutrients, anthocyanins, tannins, etc.) in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion.

The diet of an organism is what it eats, which is largely determined by the availability, processing and palatability of foods. A healthy diet includes preparation of food and storage methods that preserve nutrients from oxidation, heat or leaching, and that reduce risk of food-born illnesses.

Registered Dietitians,"RDs" or "RDNs" (Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist) are health professionals qualified to provide safe, evidence-based dietary advice which includes a review of what is eaten, a thorough review of nutritional health, and a personalized nutritional treatment plan. They also provide preventive and therapeutic programs at work places, schools and similar institutions. Certified Clinical Nutritionists or CCNs, are trained health professionals who also offer dietary advice on the role of nutrition in chronic disease, including possible prevention or remediation by addressing nutritional deficiencies before resorting to drugs. Government regulation especially in terms of licensing, is currently less universal for the CCN than that of RD or RDN.

A poor diet may have an injurious impact on health, causing deficiency diseases such as scurvy and kwashiorkor; health-threatening conditions like obesity and metabolic syndrome; and such common chronic systemic diseases as cardiovascular disease,diabetes, and osteoporosis. Read more

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