Why You Should Focus on Nutrition
At Connect My Brain, we practice a three-tiered approach: mechanical, chemical, brain. Nutrition is the chemical part. It is the proteins, carbs, and fats that all break down and become fuel for our bodies.
All foods are not created equal. Where foods are grown, picked, and shipped plays a crucial role in how nutritious they are for your body. So even making the healthy choice and eating an apple can vary in how nutritious it is, as we need to consider every detail.
Maybe the apple is shipped in from another state, meaning that it wasn’t allowed to ripen on the vine and it’s not as fresh as you might expect. Or perhaps it was genetically enhanced, or doused with chemicals like pesticide.
Considering all this, you may want to buy organic, locally grown food. But that option isn’t always the most financially viable, as it can be more expensive.
The best option is to grow food for yourself, but again, this is not a viable option for everyone. You’ll need access to a large enough green space, with the time and energy to devote to growing food.
All of this may seem overwhelming, but that is why it’s important to consult a nutritionist. Nowadays, we see a lot of children who come into Connect My Brain. They are overloaded with toxins from the food that they’re consuming. This can happen even if the parent has the best intentions, as fruits and vegetables are being grown with all sorts of chemicals.
We see so many children with issues such as anxiety, ADHD, autism – and there will always be a chemical component to this, as chemistry is what drives your mood and behavior. We see this very obviously in children with low endurance, as endurance is entirely regulated by chemistry and therefore, the foods that are consumed.
Choosing the right foods can be a struggle for anyone, but especially parents. Often, children are picky eaters. And you may feel that eating anything – even processed or unhealthy foods – is better than eating nothing. But processed foods like chips, candy, and fast food all break down into sugar. Sugar is a short-lasting fuel. It spikes their energy for a short period of time, and then they quickly lose stamina.
This is one of the biggest problems that we see here. Families with young children get used to eating processed foods over whole foods, and it can be very difficult to break that cycle.
Don’t try to change everything all at once. So many people fall into the trap of crash diets or detoxes, and it hardly ever sticks. You can’t expect to make a complete lifestyle change in one trip to the grocery store. Take it one step at a time; educate yourself and make small changes. Every step builds to another, and eventually, there’s momentum.
It won’t be an instantaneous overnight fix. You have to slowly apply the building blocks, and eventually, health will become your lifestyle.
Try shopping on the edges of the grocery store, as that is where the live stuff is. Don’t fall for fancy packaging, instead do your own research about where the food is coming from and shop locally when you can.
Nutrition starts in your brain. The chemistry in the body must be balanced in order for anything in the brain to stick. When we work together, we can work towards big goals. Give us a call at (678) 501-5172
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