Chemistry was not my favorite science discipline in school but the beauty of the organization of our bodies thrills me!
Chemistry is the key to a perfectly functioning body. Remember…nutrition, GOOD nutrition, is what keeps your body working properly and most effectively…starting at the atom all the way to the organ system. Here is a good organizational chart to help you see how the body is put together.
Ok…now that you have gone through a few of the tests, now it is time to determine the micronutrient, macronutrient and calorie contents of your diet.
Did you know that consuming too little or too much of a particular nutrient can lead to malnutrition? Your nutritional status is a picture of your overall nutritional intake.
How do you know if you are getting too little or too much of a particular nutrient? This is an honest question. Different people need different amounts of nutrients. This can be determined by age, sex, genetics, physical activity, etc.
Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats all contain chemical energy. The cells in your body takes this chemical energy and stores it as ATP. You body can then use the energy in ATP to fuel your bodies many processes. Many vitamins, even though they do not provide the energy, they assist in the regulation of the transfer of energy from your food to your cells.
Yes! It is called N.E.A.T.
Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis.
Basically, in a nutshell, it means to get off your butt and move! Not gym membership kind of move, but just good ol’ fashioned moving. Easy to do…Easy not to do. Here are a few ideas:
Stuff like turning up the music and vacuuming with a bit of vigor, wiggling while washing dishes, dancing while dusting…you get the idea.
Proper dietary choices you make today very well might play a major role in preventing obesity, cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes later in your life.
The term nutrition refers to the science of how living organisms obtain and use food to support all the processes required for their existence. A nutritionist is first and foremost concerned with prevention of illness and dis-ease.
There are two types of nutrients: essential and nonessential. Essential nutrients are those nutrients that you can only get from the foods you eat. Nonessential nutrients are those nutrients that your body can make in response to a physiological requirement. Most foods contain both.
Wellness Is a Journey Not a Destination.
Wellness is Total Health: body, soul and spirit. You cannot have a healthy body for long if you have unhealthy thoughts, behaviors, or feelings. All three are integrated and therefore all three must be attended to in the search and acquisition of real health…and wellness.
Wellness is the “flow” of life in all areas of your being: your relationships, your finances, your work, your health, your faith and your mind. The more they all flow together in harmony, the more “well” you are.