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This blog is a place where food and nutrition are the most important things. This is a place where food becomes art, friendships are forged, and the body is healed.

 

Art

Food is so much more than just nutrition. Food is meant for our pleasure. From delicate and artistic souffles to mamma’s classic baked potatoes, food is art. I challenge you to start viewing food as art, and to enjoy cooking like you’ve never enjoyed it before! As you cook, remember that cooking is a form of art – you don’t have to go by the recipe! Adjust it to be the way you like it. Experiment with adding more or less of certain ingredients. The best way to learn how to cook is practice! Go to the kitchen section of this site to find all my recipes.

 

Friendship

In a culture that is saturated with food, it is perhaps easy to see that food is very social. From enjoying a few appetizers with friends to holiday baking with the family, food helps us connect with people and form lasting memories and friendships. People of all ages can enjoy cooking, and eating is a universal experience that we can all connect to. Find a friend to cook with or start a garden with your family. Does your green thumb need some help? Whether you are a newbie to gardening or a garden-expert, check out the “Garden” section to learn more about gardening – you’ll find tips and tricks as well as information on how gardening can impact your nutrition.

 

Medicine

The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition. -Thomas Edison

This has long been one of my favorite quotes and I’ve often thought about another quote in relation to this: “The dose makes the poison” -Paracelsus. Everyone eats approximately 3 times a day. When we compare the amount of food that we consume to the amount of medicine that a doctor would prescribe, it is easy to see how the choices we make concerning food add up rather quickly. If you are interested in learning more about the science of nutrition, please visit the Classroom corner.

Here is something to think about: according to the CDC, the top 7 causes of death in the US in 2010 were heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, accidents, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes. Out of those, food choices have been linked as a major risk factor for heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer disease, and diabetes. It could easily be said that food was the number 1 killer in the United States in 2010.

 

How is food going to impact your life today?