So, a little about the title of my page and how it originated. “Healthy Wholestyle” is a play on words encompassing a ‘whole’ -istic approach – see what I did there? 😉 to healthier living centered around better nutrition and fitness. My focus on nutrition is on whole foods, and slaying the sugar dragon. My quest is to continue to improve the whole picture of my health; physical, mental, and emotional. I personally follow the Whole30 design of eating (are you starting to see the ‘Whole’ picture now?), which is a stricter version of Paleo (I’ll get into that concept more later). But don’t go hating on Paleo now, or getting hung up on labels!!! I’m not really into the jargon about eating like cavemen and all that jazz.. I believe just in simplicity, in knowing what you are eating, and how it was made (like my tasty Whole30 dinner in the photo).
I always encourage people to keep an open mind, and find the path to better health that works for them. There is no one-size-fits-all plan, every body is different. That’s evolution. The biologist in me understands that the body is a machine, and it needs fuel. If you give it good quality fuel, it will run better. Its as simple as that. Focus on quality- ingredients and activities.
Along those lines, I came across an excellent article from Paleo F(x) today, and I wanted to share. Its short and well referenced and has a great focus on exercise and proper nutrition for mental health. I completely agree with the article; tradition medication has its place, and it works, but I also think that the power of nutrition and fitness on health is way underestimated. that is a piece of the ‘whole’ picture that is often overlooked when we look for answers for illness.