Unfortunately, nutrition is not a one-size-fits-all solution for every individual. If it were, we'd all be healthy and our dietary guidelines would be a 'no-brainer'. Studies have shown, and we at the J. Cleo Thompson Wellness Center recognize every individual is unique in genetic makeup, wellness, culture, belief system, and proximity; all of which have a bearing on what is "healthy eating". We strive to advise each person to be their own health and nutrition advocate and will be glad to assist and encourage you on your journey toward healing, health, fitness, and living well.
Good nutrition is the key to good mental and physical health. However, "healthy eating" can be an ambiguous term and will vary by definition from person to person. It means eating a variety of foods that give you the nutrients you need to maintain your health and wellbeing. It means eating the right combinations of nutrients for you and your wellbeing; which include protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals. Nutrition is different but vitally important for everyone.
Most people know good nutrition and physical activity can help maintain a healthy weight. But the scope and benefits of good nutrition go far beyond weight issues. Good nutrition can help:
- Reduce the risk of some diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, some cancers, and osteoporosis
- Reduce high blood pressure
- Improve your well-being
- Improve your ability to fight off illness
- Improve your ability to recover from illness or injury
- Increase your energy level