How can you upgrade your health and energy? Corporate wellness expert and nutritional therapist Kate Cook dives into this topic with her new book, Positive Nutrition, and shares her insights into how strategic eating can help us achieve our health and energy goals.
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Topics Discussed in this Episode:
Kate’s principles regarding diet and nutrition
The functional medicine model of nutrition
How nutritional science can sometimes get things wrong
Personalisation with regards to eating
The relationship between food, genetics, and epigenetics
Nutrition is a huge foundation on how you can take your health into your own hands.
The food that you eat gives you a competitive edge in life and helps you not to squander your potentials.
Food has become rather tribal these days, with people being keto or paleo or vegan or whatever. However, we actually need to unify how we eat much more sensibly and instinctively and get back to the basic truths about food and nutrition.
Food and nutrition not only help you reach your full potential but allow you to help other people achieve theirs as well.
Nutritional science has obviously been really key to people’s health and wellbeing and there’s been some absolutely amazing progression. But sometimes it’s less about listening to the experts and more about thinking what are the basics of food and what makes sense.
Be more holistic in how you look at food and nutrition
Consider getting a genetic test.
“It is a truth universally unacknowledged that most people don’t make the connection between what they eat and how they feel.”
“Food is very much about a celebration of connection. It’s about community. It’s about all sorts of other things besides it just being the molecules. So I think we’ve all got to watch how it doesn’t become some kind of almost religious philosophy.”
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