My name is Melanie. I am a mom and nutrition enthusiast who gets excited about exploring new ways to nurture my (and my family’s) health, well-being and happiness. I believe that we can assist our bodies and minds in being their healthiest through the use of:
- Healthful and nutritious food
- Nurturing activities that make us feel good and reduce stress (massage, meditation, yoga and acupuncture are some of my favorites)
This DOESN’T mean I eschew going to the doctor or taking western medications when needed. I am a firm believer in using knowledge and expertise from both sides. I am forever on a journey to find a healthy and balanced mix of these two disciplines.
I’m increasingly worried about the state of our health in this country. Although information and knowledge about the causes of obesity and ill health abounds, the rates of obesity and its accompanying diseases like diabetes and cancer continue to rise. I love a good juicy burger like the next person, and I don’t believe in full-on deprivation of “fun” foods, but I also firmly believe it’s time to take the reins of control into our own hands and do what’s right for our and our families’ health and our wellness. I believe we can cultivate a healthy balance in our lives, one which allows us to enjoy delicious tastes and textures but also guides us in the direction of balance and vitality.
Let’s do this together! I recently embarked on a Nutrition Consultant program through Bauman College. I cannot wait to share all I learn with you! We will focus on eating for our overall health, and there will be lots of information on disease prevention, chronic disease management through nutrition, mental health and more. I will post recipes, ideas, inspiration, studies, articles and anything else I think will help you on your journey towards better health. Join me, won’t you?