Go Green: The Power of Plants | Dr. Erin Mayfield | Licensed DO, DipABLM, DipAOLOG
We make dozens of decisions every day. When it comes to deciding what to eat and feed our families, it can be a lot easier than you might think to make smart, healthy choices. It takes just a little planning.
The food we put into our bodies is our fuel. It provides us with nutrients—the vitamins, minerals, and other compounds our bodies need to function and thrive. Research shows that good food choices are especially important for children’s growing bodies and minds. Smart choices have both immediate and long-lasting benefits for you and your family. So, how does one get started?
A. Make sure that you eat 5-6 servings of Fruits and vegetables per day. Dark leafy greens work magic on your blood vessels.
B. Substitute Beans for meat.
C. Eat whole grains: old fashioned oatmeal, quinoa, millet, wholegrain brown rice, multigrain rice, legume pastas, etc.
D. Bread- read labels; sourdough with limited ingredients best. Others: first ingredient should be stone ground whole wheat. Avoid white bread/buns!!
E. Sweet potatoes and cruciferous veggies are wonderful!
F. Add a B12 supplement daily
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“We are not prisoners to our genetics. We DO have power over our destiny!” says Dr. Erin Mayfield. Nutrition is an essential part of health, and people can start leading a healthful lifestyle by making small changes to their diet. “Healthier diets don’t have to cost more, provided that you have the right attitude, make the right food choices, and try to cook at home,” adds Dr. Erin Mayfield.
Dr. Erin Mayfield and her research has proven success in treating patients with diabetes using lifestyle medicine, upon completion, you will be immediately prepared to address diabetes and insulin resistance in powerful new ways.