Hello friends! My name is Sarah, and I am a Registered Dietitian in Buffalo, NY. I live with the mantra of food as medicine because it has, quite literally, saved my life. Years ago, I developed a chronic illness. I was so tired, I needed multiple naps to get through the day, and still couldn’t keep up with my usual activities. My head was stuck in a perpetual fog. I was collecting weird symptoms, and no physician could figure out what was wrong with me. I was really losing hope! I started reading about alternative cures, and ended up discovering the power of good nutrition instead.
Fast forward a few years. I’ve received a diagnosis of mitochondrial disease, and confirmed that following a nourishing diet is absolutely vital to my wellbeing. In fact, I've become so passionate about the value of good nutrition, I went back to school to study it! So here I am today, a Registered Dietitian, and I get to talk about food as medicine every day.
I’ve seen firsthand how powerful food can be. I’ve also seen what poor nutrition can do to a body. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge of how to make food work for you! I am all about a whole food, real food diet. I’m all about nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients. I prefer to promote a healthy relationship with food based on a person’s unique needs and intuition, rather than promoting restrictive diets (though there is a time and place for those).
Here in this blog, I’ll be breaking down nutrition myths and fads, and helping you navigate the world of contradictory information. I’m here to promote a common-sense approach to nutrition. You can nourish your body by eating a diverse array of real foods. And I believe that a healthy body promotes a healthy mind, too, and sets you on the road to finding your own version of happiness.
Health doesn’t exist in a silo. It isn’t just eating X number of veggies, or getting eight hours of sleep, or hitting the gym three times a week. Being truly well is a blend of so many needs and experiences. I’m here to help you with the food side of things, so you can bring your best game to all the others.
MY FOOD PHILOSOPHY
We are what we eat. Food is what our bodies break down into pieces to build up tissue and carry out everyday tasks. Protein becomes muscle, fat turns into hormones, and carbohydrates convert to blood sugar to power movement. This is, of course, an oversimplification of highly complex processes, but the simple truth remains the same: we are what we eat.
With that established, it stands to reason that some foods are better for our bodies than others. Better fuel gets us better results- in this case, the result is good health, which is the first step on the path to feeling good- mind, body, and spirit.
Practicing good nutrition is all about incorporating nourishing, high-quality foods into our daily habits. Eating right is a lifestyle- diets are temporary, and often miserable to boot. Real foods are delicious and satisfying. When we eat for our health, we focus on nourishing our bodies with what they need in order to function optimally.
A healthy diet is also key to preventing, managing, and even reversing disease. Health conditions and food allergies can be quite challenging- sometimes even debilitating. Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine,” and this statement could not be any more true today!
If you’re looking for one do-it-all “superfood,” you won’t find it here. We need a variety of nutrients to ensure the proper functioning of our body systems. And the best way to ensure we’re getting all those things is simple- eat a variety of whole foods.
Dietitians are here to help people make sense of the techno-jargon and contradictory health advice we hear in the media or see on the Internet. We’re qualified to provide a framework for building meals that satisfy your body as well as your taste buds.
So, if you’re ready to learn more about finding your optimal level of health with nourishing foods, then read on, my friend! I promise to keep you supplied with fresh, practical, current information about fads, trends, and popular nutrition topics, and help you to make food work for you with minimal time and effort.
Until then, stay well, my friends,