by Mark Ryan
"We have all felt unwell at times, after consuming certain types/quantities of food."
Nutritional epidemiology (the study of the relationship between nutrition and the distribution/determinants of health/disease-related states and events, for specified populations) has shown the link between the foodstuffs we consume and the resultant potential impact this has on our body and mind. We have all felt unwell at times, after consuming certain types/quantities of food.
Examples of this are:
- Feeling lethargic (blood sugar spike and decline).
- Skin issues.
- Feeling bloated.
- Memory/cognitive function decline.
- Digestive issues, such as constipation/diarrhoea.
- Feeling inflamed.
Again, the key is homeostasis. With the right understanding, we can all begin to move towards this state. It can be difficult/daunting, yet easy, once the correct tools are identified and employed.
"The further we turn our backs on nature, the sicker we become."
An important factor to remember is the concept of individual individuality, as in no one plan fits all. However, that said, a basic concept that I firmly believe in, is that the further we turn our backs on nature, the sicker we become.
I am currently a member of Santry Community Garden - a tranquil, chemical-free (organic) green-space, run by, and tended by, a group of super-dedicated locals. Nature at its best!