Apparently, the scientific community needs to do research on something everyone should know. Increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables decreases the risk of becoming obese and gaining weight. The study, in a recent issue of the journal Obesity, took 206 adult participants and studied followed-up with them after 10 years. The results suggest that a higher intake of fruits and vegetables led to less obesity and healthier weights in adults.
Here’s my opinion: We’ve forgotten how and what to eat. In the past, this sort of information was passed-down by mom, grandma, dad, community leaders etc….
Today, it’s hard to weed through all the “corporate interest nutrition” and trust the messages about food that we are bombarded with every day. Your favorite athlete or food network star may be telling you to eat incredibly unhealthy, processed foods because they are getting paid for their endorsement. I know this may sound a little like a “conspiracy theory” but, as a nutritionist in Portland, Oregon, I can tell you that most of the patients I treat have received these mixed messages and really just need to learn how and what to eat to optimize their health and wellness.
Most of us intuitively know how to do this but we’ve lost the habitual practice to make healthy eating a part of our busy lives. In addition, there is an erroneous idea that eating healthy leads to bland, tasteless foods. This is just plain FALSE!
The solution: The Precision Nutrition Program with me at my Portland, Oregon Chiropractic and Nutrition Clinic, Optimum Function. (Click on the link for more information)
At the very least, you should check out Gourmet Nutrition, Vol. 2; it’s a great cookbook that will help you add time-efficient skills and recipes that are appealing to your eyes and palate. (Click on the link for more detail).
As always, you can visit my main website by clicking the following link: Optimum Function: Chiropractic, Hypnotherapy, Nutrition and Body Fat Analysis and fill-out the contact form; email me at info@optFunction.com or leave a comment below.Yours in Health, Tim Irving DC, MS, LMT, CKTP, GSTM cert., Nutritionist, Hypnotherapist Optimum Function: 819 SE Morrison St. ste. 215, Portland, OR, 97214 Optimum Function = Optimum Health
Reference: Jesus Vioque, Tanja Weinbrenner, et. al.; “Intake of Fruits and Vegetables in Relation to 10-year Weight Gain Among Spanish Adults”; Obesity (2008) 16 3, 664-670. doi:10.1038/oby.2007.121 Yours in Health,Tim Irving DC, MS, LMTOptimum Function: 819 SE Morrison St. ste. 215, Portland, OR, 97215Optimum Function = Optimum Health
Well, it’s been a while since my last post; there are a few things in the works and some obligations that I am tending to. Anyone that has had a conversation with me about weight loss or weight gain knows that I like to simpify it into energy balance. If you have a negative energy balance…..you lose weight; positive energy balance…. you gain weight.
Well, Dr. Berardi and the team at Precision Nutrition has once again written an article that explains this as good, if not better than I can. Click on the following link for more info: Precision Nutrition Article: Simplifying weight loss and weight gain
Would you like to learn more about how to participate in the Precision Nutrition program in Portland, OR? Do you want to learn how to lose weight, improve your health and provide you more energy through a diet of real food? Click on the following link for more info: Portland, Oregon, Precision Nutrition Program at Optimum Function
Please leave any comments on this blog or email info@OptFunction.com for more info or to talk about this topic and more.Yours in Health Tim Irving DC, LMT, MScan. CKTP, Nutritionist Optimum Function: Portland, OR, 97214 Optimum Function = Optimum Health
Chiropractic, Nutrition, Functional Medicine, Hypnotherapy, Functional Movement, Graston, Cold Laser, Kinesiotape, Body fat testingYours in Health,Tim Irving DC, MS, LMTOptimum Function: 819 SE Morrison St. ste. 215, Portland, OR, 97215Optimum Function = Optimum Health
For those of you who know me, I am not a big fan of counting calories…. right?
There is much online and in person debate on whether counting calories is better than eating intuitively. I DO believe there’s a time for calorie counting but I also think most people just need a little help understanding the principles of healthy eating.
Again, Dr. John Berardi addresses an issue that I have been thinking about lately. Click on the following link to go to his article on this issue: Counting Calories: Is this the way to eat healthy and lose weight?
If you’d like to read more about my body transformation program utilizing the Precision Nutrition System; click on the following link: Portland, Oregon Precision Nutrition Body Transformation Program.
Are you on an eating plan or diet already? Do you want to be able to objectively measure your successes through body fat, lean muscle mass water weight measurements and more? Well, click on the following link to learn more about my Optimal Body Composition Testing program: Portland, Oregon Body Fat and Composition Testing.
As always, if you’d like to contact me, please email info@OptFunction.com or call 503-866-9739.Yours in Health, Tim Irving DC, MScan, LMT, CKTP, CHt, Nutritionist Optimum Function: Portland, Oregon, 97214
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Chiropractic, Nutrition, Functional Medicine, Clinical Hypnosis, Graston, Kinesiotape, Precision Nutrition System, Functional Movement, Body Fat TestingYours in Health,Tim Irving DC, MS, LMTOptimum Function: 819 SE Morrison St. ste. 215, Portland, OR, 97215Optimum Function = Optimum Health
OK, those of you that have purchased the Gourmet Nutrition Volume 2 cookbook have been VERY happy with the meals. Recently, I started toying-around with the supershakes and I have found a few that totally blow the doors off my plain old protein shakes.
Ryan Andrews, a registered dietician and strength coach with the Precision Nutrition crew wrote this article about “Super Shakes” Turn Your Protein Shake Into A Super Shake
Have you picked-up your copy of Gourmet Nutrition Volume 2 yet? Click on the following link to receive this awesome reference for healthy, delicious eating: Gourmet Nutrition Volume 2
As always, if you want to go all the way with respects to throwing away all of the useless dieting information out there and focusing on how to eat REAL FOOD in a way that helps you achieve and maintain Optimal Health, click on the following link to read more about how I have implemented the Precision Nutrition Program into Optimum Function to bring real nutrition to Portland, Oregon and beyond: Optimum Function, Precision Nutrition Program
Yours in Health,
Tim Irving DC, MScan. LMT, CKTP, CHt, Nutritionist
Optimum Function: Portland, Oregon, 97214
Chiropractic, Nutrition, Functional Medicine, Functional Movement, Body Fat/Composition Testing, Clinical HypnosisYours in Health,Tim Irving DC, MS, LMTOptimum Function: 819 SE Morrison St. ste. 215, Portland, OR, 97215Optimum Function = Optimum Health
So, many of you are aware of where I stand as far as nutrition, food, and healthy eating. I just finished a set of “rules”/guidelines for people to follow that stay true to my ideas/opinions/nutritional recommendations. Click on the following link to download a PDF of the handout: Strategies for Eating in 2009 and Beyond.
The handout is specifically for those enrolled in the Precision Nutrition program at Optimum Function in Portland, Oregon (click on the link for more information); but can be followed by anyone looking to improve their health through dietary and nutritional measures.
If you have any questions and/or comments please leave them or email them to me.Yours in Health Tim Irving DC, LMT, MScan. CKTP, CHt, Nutritionist Optimum Function: Portland, OR, 97214 Optimum Function = Optimum Health
Chiropractic, Nutrition, Body composition/fat testing, Functional medicine, Functional movement screeningYours in Health,Tim Irving DC, MS, LMTOptimum Function: 819 SE Morrison St. ste. 215, Portland, OR, 97215Optimum Function = Optimum Health
Gourmet Nutrition Volume 2: Learn What, When and How to Eat, Even if Your Have a Busy Life; Plus, the Pictures are Mouth-Watering :)
At the end of 2008, I teamed-up with the Precision Nutrition Network. Dr. John Berardi PhD., designed an eating and nutrition program the likes of which I was attempting to do on my own. You can read more about the program and how I’ve implemented it into my nutrition programs at Optimum Function , click on the following link; Portland, Oregon Nutrition Program at Optimum Function.
How did I learn about Dr. Berardi? Well…. I was looking for a resource that had recipes for good food. These recipes needed to adhere to the nutritional properties that I know to be true from my MS in nutrition work. Enter Gourmet Nutrition Volume 2; this book is BRILLIANT! John Berardi completed his PhD work on subjects like the timing of certain nutrients and how eating certain types of foods at particular times allowed for optimum nutrition, health and also helped improve body composition……you’ll look better.
The problem many of us face is that we often have only one of two choices: eat and be healthy or look better; these components are often (with regards to eating plans, diets etc.) are mutually exclusive. The principles I know to be true are stated accurately and concisely by Michael Pollen in his book In Defense of Food, where he instructs us that the best, most nutritious and healthy way to eat is to eat real food; not processed, boxed or altered food-products. Gourmet Nutrition helps us to make and eat real food. The book is not just a recipe book, it’s a system of eating and supports you in every aspect from organizing your kitchen to organizing how you cook to telling you which meals are best at which time of the day to giving you the nutrient content of each meal.
Often, people don’t want to participate in the “full-meal-deal” which is to go through the 8-week Precision Nutrition program wih face-to-face support and body composition tracking (including fat % and body measurements) at Optimum Function, the next tier down is to purchase the program and go at it on our own utilizing the built-in support system of the Precision Nutrition Website and participant forums etc. You can find more information about this option here.
For those who need even less direction but want more variety in their diet while keeping that variety healthy and delicious; purchasing the Gourmet Nutrition Volume 2 book for $39.99 is THE WAY TO GO. You can do so by clicking here.
Of course, if you have any questions about Gourmet Nutrition, the Precision Nutrition Program or why the latest diet or “fad food” is not the way to achieve optimum health and nutrition, you can email me at info@OptFunction.com or call 503-866-9739.Your in Health, Tim Irving DC, MScan. LMT, CKTP, CHt, Nutritionist Optimum Function: Portland, Oregon, 97214 Optimum Function = Optimum Health www.YourOptimumNutrition.com
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Yours in Health,Tim Irving DC, MS, LMTOptimum Function: 819 SE Morrison St. ste. 215, Portland, OR, 97215Optimum Function = Optimum Health