Helping to improve your quality of life
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. 3 John 2.
Welcome to the Nutrition For Life Ireland site. The food we eat is fundamental to our health, both mental and physical. Combined with a healthy lifestyle (moderate exercise, reducing stressors etc.) good food will help you to maintain a healthy weight, as well as reducing the risk of developing diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
More and more research is now pointing to a healthy diet and lifestyle to prevent the onset of many of the ailments and diseases which are so prevalent in our society today. For example, improving the quality of your diet will result in a
Reduction in the risk of developing type II diabetes
Reduction in the risk of having a heart attack
Reduction in the risk of stroke
Reduction in the risk of developing cancer
Nutritional therapy is, simply put, using foods to help maintain and/or restore health to the mind and body. In our society today we have been moving further and further away from eating real food in its natural, unprocessed state to manufactured alternatives with a long shelf life. While these “foods” may offer convenience and save time, in the long run, they will contribute to all sorts of illnesses from headaches to cardiovascular disease. Making even minor changes to our daily diet can have a significant impact on our overall health and wellbeing.
…Just in case you’re thinking you only get to eat lettuce and lentils from now on, don’t worry. A nutritionally sound diet contains the right proportion of protein, carbohydrate and fat. The quality of food eaten is more important than just focusing on the quantity and you’ll be amazed at how even seemingly small changes make a significant difference in the long term.