‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.’ I think Hippocrates got it right over 2000 years ago. It’s the underlying principle I follow and I am a firm believer that food can either fuel health or feed disease.
I’ve always been one for little often, a ‘grazer’ as I remember my Paediatrician once commenting. When I’m particularly unwell, my digestive system shuts down as energy is diverted elsewhere and I quickly lose weight. I turn to mini meals that are as nutrient dense as possible.
During the last few weeks I’ve eaten what I could; warming porridge, homemade soup, avocados and fresh fruit. Now I’m recovering, I am tuning into what my body needs, strengthening my immune system and building myself up for autumn.
I’m not keen on labelling dietary choices, although I do identify with some for ethical and medical reasons (I’m a vegetarian Coeliac). What’s important to me is that what I eat makes me feel good; food that is as fresh, unprocessed, seasonal and nourishing as possible. It tastes delicious and is a huge part of my self-care routine.
‘A Taste of Summer – Pesto Courgetti’ – I’ve been enjoying delicious garden and allotment grown fruit and vegetables that have kindly been given to me, as well as a few of my own. In this post I wrote last summer, I shared one of my favourite recipes and how growing my own helps my mindfulness practice.
‘Breathe Easy’ – warming, anti-inflammatory spices are an important part of my diet. This post shares why and includes a link to one of my favourite green smoothie recipes.