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Better Health Through Better Nutrition

Sunday, July 10th 2022 10:00am 7 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Nutrient density is the key to a transformative diet. Ensuring that your diet provides your body with all of the nutrients it needs, you promote a healthier, longer life. It helps prevent disease, and it helps end food cravings, normalizes your appetite, and helps maintain your ideal weight.

Our western diet is lacking in many nutrients. We have wide-scale prevalence of chronic diseases that are a result of our poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyles, chronic stress, and overexposure to environmental toxins. With all the factors impacting your health today, you need to put a priority on consuming high-quality protective micronutrients.

Macronutrients are food types such as proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals our bodies absorb from our diet or make with the help of food and sunlight. You will find a wide array of ideologies surrounding diets. In general, you should consume foods that promote greater health and wellness in addition to tasting good. There is no one-size-fits-all method. Rather, you should work with your functional medicine doctor to tailor an approach that suits your specific needs.

What is nutrient density?

Simply put, it’s that ratio of nutrients per calorie. A high ratio of nutrients to calories is the foundation of a healthier diet.

Unfortunately, the American healthcare system and pharmaceutical industry profit from chronically sick people. It’s a vicious cycle of poor nutrition and disease with symptoms that the drug companies and doctors seek to mask. Instead, they should seek the root causes of the diseases and address them appropriately.

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