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Nerd-Trition BLOG

Wellness Gears

Sarah Lynn Baird

Many of our clients come to us with chronic pain, inflammation, headaches, anxiety, and depression. Nutrition is usually the key gear that the client wants to optimize, but if we look at nutrition alone, we often fail at rewiring the system.

For example, if you are not sleeping well, it is going to be very difficult to make life-giving eating choices and/or change your body composition. If you are missing joy and play in your life, food can have amplified emotional value. If we do not address filling the void in new ways, it is unlikely that food habits will change.

We are a system and more than anything, we need pause and meditation to actually connect that food affects how we feel. When we start to observe how our bodies feel when we eat certain things, we make new connections in our brain. When new connections are made, we have different associations with certain foods. One client this week noted that she breaks out in a skin rash within 24 hours of eating sugar...maybe this has happened before, but now she is tuned in and paying attention.

Here is a photo of our wellness gear model. How are you doing in each of these areas? 

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QUOTE

"When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself."  Tecumseh
 

RECIPE

Here is a yummy flaxseed meal pancake recipe! Flax is filled with healthy omegas. You can make 100 variations of these! My kids like it when I add blueberries!

  Photo courtesy of Slender Kitchen

Photo courtesy of Slender Kitchen

FOOD PRODUCT

For those of you drinking fat in the morning, my clients love Fat Fuel Coffee for travel, convenience and TASTE! These packs come with ground coffee in them so all you need is hot water!

 Fat Fuel Coffee with 22 grams of fat!  Photo courtesy of www.fatfuelcompany.com

Fat Fuel Coffee with 22 grams of fat! Photo courtesy of www.fatfuelcompany.com

BRAIN FUEL

My FAVORITE blog is Dr. Peter Attia's Nerd Safari. Here is a great article on How you move defines how you live. We should all be focused on longevity!

- Coach Sarah Lynn