25 May '12, 1pm

Food and the Body's Wisdom: Yesterday, I had lunch with a friend who for years has been dedicated to addressing

Food and the Body's Wisdom: Yesterday, I had lunch with a friend who for years has been dedicated to addressing

Yesterday, I had lunch with a friend who for years has been dedicated to addressing her food sensitivities and responding to the ways in which different foods impact her body and her health. She told me that, after years of sometimes suppressing her body’s needs out of a desire not to be seen as picky, she has decided to stop trying to live according to the ideas and standards of others and to tend to her health in the way that is best for her, without feeling embarrassed. I was truly encouraged by her willingness to listen to her intuition and her body’s wisdom, regardless of the arbitrary assumptions that others may (or may not) be making. My friend’s approach to eating is one that everyone should adopt. In our attempts to be healthy, we often turn to outside sources to tell us what we should eat. We follow diet crazes like the low-fat diet that was popular in the 1990′s...

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