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Food is medicine

I love sweet and want to enjoy my life and delicious food. That’s how I often hear poor diet justified, but to be honest, that’s how I think myself.

However, I have found a whole new world of healthy foods and treats, which at the same time offer delicacies, well-being, health, and loads of energy. All this without added sugars, wheat or unhealthy fats.
You can find a lot of delicious recipes on this website. Food is our elixir of life and it deserves the place of honour. The recipes are delicious and healthy at the same time.

In the past, cooking and eating was a pleasure and a way for people to get together. Today, rush and stress seem to guide our food choices and have a significant impact on digestion and gut health. Food has never been more processed than today. What effects does it have on our gut health?

A healthy diet can be a gateway to health when change is made sensibly, gently and long-term. Diet does not only affect endurance but also mood, memory, hormonal function, skin condition, the onset and healing of diseases. Food keeps us alive. So is it surprising that food can either cure or get sick?

Ideal weight naturally follows a healthy diet, so the same tips are suitable for weight management.

We need to be motivated to make a lasting change in our lifestyles. For some, the motivation is to lose weight, but in many cases, holistic and long-term change requires deeper reasons. What is your motivation? Better memory, higher energy level, a more positive mind or a healthier gut perhaps?

For many years I suffered from a so-called brain fog which ultimately served as the strongest motivator for a lifestyle change and dietary correction. It’s easy to get used to the feeling of nausea and numbness and not realising the problem – until it disappears.

Nutritional science has made great achievements in recent decades, and information presented on this Healing Foodie website is based on this scientific research.

On the other hand, more important than research are our own experiences of the effect of diet on our health. My goal is to arouse at least some curiosity to look at food from a slightly different perspective. Food seems to evoke strong feelings and opinions in all of us, which makes my work hard. We all have heard since childhood what we should eat and not to eat. Therefore, change can be difficult, but worth trying.

Our food choices are also influenced by the food industry, politics and money. Whether we wanted or not. Some significant events or individuals in history have also contributed nutritional recommendations. Where all those instructions given in the name of good science? I’m not so convinced. More on this in my Healing Foodie articles.

Because of all of this, I fully understand why many people are confused around the diet debate. Given the fact that human health has turned radically worse in recent decades, something needs to be done though. Overweight and diabetes (both type 1 and 2), celiac disease, metabolic syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and other intestinal problems are on the rise around the world. At the same time, brain health challenges are increasing such as chronic depression, anxiety, headache, migraine, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and various neurological diagnoses such as ADHD, ADD, or autism.

I’m not claiming that food alone is necessarily to blame, but rather a factor that can indeed activate health problems and worsen symptoms.

A healthy diet includes quality sources of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

Carbohydrates, proteins and fats can all be categorised good or bad. It depends on what kind of foods you choose. In my Healing Foodie articles, I will go into more detail in these important macronutrients.

Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, has attracted a lot of attention in recent years. Why? Because nowadays it’s everywhere in our food.

The way gluten affects on our body is complex and multidimensional, but in my articles, I’m trying to explain this as vividly as possible. Ones you understand how this protein works and what are the possible health problems, I bet you want to ditch the grain for good.