Your Shelvic Exam

| February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

David-grottoWhat a healthy and nutri­tiously stocked kitchen looks like

by David Grotto, RD, LDN, author of The Best Things You Can Eat

True health care reform can­not hap­pen in Wash­ing­ton. It has to hap­pen in our kitchens, in our homes, and in our com­mu­ni­ties. All health care is per­sonal. — Mehmet Oz M.D.

After years of being a can­cer fight­ing nutri­tion­ist and see­ing patients in stuffy, cramped offices filled with rub­ber food mod­els and empty food pack­ages used as edu­ca­tional tools, I real­ized some­thing was miss­ing: I was using food in my envi­ron­ment, not theirs. It wasn’t until a patient asked me to visit her home that I soon real­ized what was miss­ing. I dis­cov­ered that nutri­tional pit­falls weren’t hap­pen­ing in my office… they were hap­pen­ing on the home front. And what bet­ter way to teach patients how to make bet­ter nutri­tional deci­sions to heal and improve over­all health than in their own homes?

Though I may not be able to visit everyone’s home who is read­ing this arti­cle, I thought it might be ben­e­fi­cial to walk you through one of my prac­ti­cal “shelvic exams” that I per­form at patients’ homes and show you the best foods to stock your kitchen with. Ready? This won’t hurt a bit…

Before let­ting me into your vir­tual kitchen, let me offer you three fac­tors to con­sider: taste, por­tions, and ingre­di­ents. Eat­ing a healthy diet is easy to do when you keep your freezer, refrig­er­a­tor, cab­i­nets and pantries stocked with these essen­tial healthy ingredients.


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About David Grotto

davidgrottobooksAuthor of 101 Opti­mal Life Foods; 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life and The Best Things You Can Eat (Jan­u­ary 2013)
Pres­i­dent and Founder, Nutri­tion House­call, LLC
Blog­ger, Real Life Nutri­tion WebMD
Nutri­tion Advi­sor for Fit­ness Mag­a­zine
Advi­sory Board Chicago Food and Nutri­tion Net­work
Advi­sory Board Bene­dic­tine Uni­ver­sity Nutri­tion Pro­grams
For­mer Spokesper­son for the Acad­emy of Nutri­tion and Dietet­ics
www.davidgrotto.com
 

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