Yesterday in the New York Times Opinion page, Gary Taubes posted a really interesting article titled “Why Nutrition is so confusing“.
In the article, he expresses his opinion that although there has been a massive amount of theories and papers written on the subject, the “nutrition research community has failed to establish reliable, unambiguous knowledge about the environmental triggers of obesity and diabetes“.
For anyone that has read multiple books on the topic of how to fuel your body for optimal health, you’ll probably agree that the theories are often conflicting and for as many books as there are, there is no definitive authority on the topic.
So how can we fuel our bodies for optimal health?
Don’t lose heart! Gary Taubes article is actually really liberating information. Why?
Because in a sense, it is a call to each of us to feel empowered. If there is no conclusive and definitive scientific evidence for how we should be fueling our bodies for optimal health, we can look within.
Connecting with the Wisdom of our Human Vehicles
There are some things that we do know.
We know that there are some foods that interrupt our connection between our innate wisdom and our decision making. There are actually some foods that are literally designed by the food manufacturers to interrupt that signal to stop eating (shame on you Big Food, that’s not the right way to do business). And there are also some foods that were not designed to maliciously interrupt our wisdom, but as our technology and manufacturing processes improved that was an unfortunate side effect.
How do we connect with the wisdom of our human vehicles then?
The first step is to cut out the foods that are most likely impacting your ability to connect with your innate wisdom….
#1 stop drinking soda and stop eating highly chemicalized foods.
#2 get and stay hydrated- every single day!
#3 be kind to yourself and be patient
I know that recommendation #1 is a big statement, and it’s not easy. And I also know that chemicalized foods are much more affordable and that processed foods mean many less trips to the grocery store. Which makes eating well a financial investment, and in these challenging economic times, that is a big decision to make.
If you decide to give it a try, after about 2 weeks, you’ll likely notice you can better hear your own inner wisdom… start listening.
Looking for more information and tips for fueling your body well?
Wishing you abundant wellness!