#12: Food for Thought with Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Jess Ramaeker
Born out of the need to bring healing to her own family, Jess Ramaeker trained as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with the goal of reconnecting people to healing foods & vibrant health.
Ridding your body of inflammation and healing it with food starts first with knowing what foods could trigger that inflammatory response, then how to shop the grocery store.
You know about the health crisis in our nation because of the foods Americans consume every single day. But did you know that the same way in which we are creating this crisis, we can begin to undo it—with food?
The right nutrient-dense food can heal your body, but having the ability to tune in to what nutrients we really need to feel our best takes practice.
It’s not a one-size-fits all approach. We are all “bio-individual,” meaning even though our bodies all process food in the same way, the way in which we respond to that food is wildly different in each person.
As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Jess Ramaeker brings this message to light and shares simple ways to change the way we grocery shop and consider what common types of foods could be causing inflammation in your body.
Food can be used as medicine as I discussed in last week’s episode with Kate Brown of BRAISED Bone Broth Company. It’s a matter of thinking about food and the ailments of our bodies a bit differently. How one impacts the other and what can be changed in your diet to help you feel better overall
This is functional nutrition—looking at the foods you eat and their relationship with the rest of our body.
By eating whole foods (in their truest form) and foods that are responsibly sourced, you’re already on your way to helping heal your body.
Supplementation may be needed in some cases, but the ideal is to fill your diet with foods that lend to these healing properties.
Elimination diets can get you started on your way to figuring some of these triggers out, but a functional evaluation to assess intensity of sensations of various points of the body works best to determine what your body may be lacking and where the balance is off.
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