That’s quite the topic for a conversation starter, isn’t it?
If you’ve been working on getting to the root cause of your symptoms for awhile, I’m sure these are thoughts that have crossed your mind. What’s the difference? Is my current food plan a Life Sentence? Can I “cheat” every once in awhile?
By now you also know that you are using food as medicine. You are using food to help heal yourself. That’s quite a powerful position to be in. We also use food for other purposes like comfort, reward, coping, to satisfy hunger, and many more.
I recently came across a great podcast about this very topic. I’ve known about Sarah Ballantyne, PhD for awhile. She’s one of the hosts of The Paleo View along with Stacy Toth. They are a wealth of information and present it in an engaging way.
Even though this topic is one that I address with my patients frequently, it helps to have another voice to listen to about it. (I know because my kids listen better to their grandparents than they do to me even when its the SAME information 😉