Hey, I’m Alex, and I’m right there with you! A lot of times I ask myself that same question… WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO EAT?!?! I got really fed up with not knowing, so I decided to enroll in a nutrition master’s program at the National University of Natural Medicine and train to become a Certified Nutrition Specialist to figure it out. The intention of this site is to share what I am learning through my program, training, and via individual research efforts.

I developed a theory that long-term dietary success is possible if the following requirements are satisfied:

  1. There is an understanding of what foods are needed to fulfill our body’s unique biochemistry and what foods sabotage it
  2. We have access to help in understanding what our body’s requirements are
  3. We create a simple, easy-to-follow daily dietary strategy accounting for our individualized needs
  4. We have access to the food we need
  5. We have proficiency in preparing and cooking the food we need
  6. We have patience, determination, and compassion for ourselves
  7. We have others to share our food and success/failures regarding diet with

To assimilate information required to test the theory, I interview top-shelf food and nutrition experts who share their scientific, evidence-based research and experiences via the podcast The Nutrition Resource. I metabolize the data obtained, merge it with what I’m learning in grad school, and convert it into a digestible bolus of information which I post on the blog. As I’m wrapping up grad school in 2019, I plan to compile the juiciest posts into a meaty manual a-dressing all factors required in planning a sound, sustainable diet. My goal is to, once-and-for-all, figure out how to eat properly. My hope is that this journey may also benefit others attempting to achieve the same desired outcome.

If you have found my plethora of puns palatable and are hungry for more, enter your name and email address and I’ll keep you up-to-date with my progress. In all seriousness, I am grateful you have found this page. I look forward to sharing what I have learned with you and learning what you have to share with me :-).

Oh yeah! In the past, I hosted “modern-day superheroes,” or individuals whom have found their life’s purpose and are sharing their gifts and talents selflessly with their communities. These folks discussed how they came to live such extraordinary lives while providing actionable tips on how others can do the same. These lifestyle design resources are readily available on the site in addition to the food and nutrition resources.

Testimonials

bauerschmidt“Alex possesses many of the qualities that make for great healers: curiosity, intelligence, compassion, the ability to think outside the box, problem solving and devotion to whatever he commits. He is one of those rare individuals that can access the classic right and left brain functions with equal ease. He is an exceptional student, and I have no doubt that he will succeed in his pursuits.”

 

 

 

Michael Bauerschmidt
MD, Chief Medical Officer at Low Country Male

marvin-meeks“I have been doing yoga with Alex for almost a year now, and can honestly say I have enjoyed his sessions more than any other yoga teacher I have encountered. Some people wear their souls on the outside, and Alex is one of those people. He genuinely cares about his clients’ well-being, and his skills combined with his demeanor have endeared him to me.”

 

 

 

 

Marvin Meeks
Realtor, Urban Living Tampa Bay

“anastassios“Alex is easy to trust. He has open and understanding ears, a curious mind, and a compassionate heart that shows through both his demeanor and his actions. It is always an honor to work with him.”

 

 

 

 

Anastasios Pantelopulos
Milieu Therapist, MA, LPC, LCAS-A

Larry Keller

“I have worked with Alex in two different programs over the past several years, both as a peer and as a supervisor. Alex is an extraordinary human being and very empathetic healer. I have worked with Alex during Rites of Passage/ Vision Quest ceremonies and as a therapeutic wilderness guide. Alex displays great empathy and passion when it comes to helping those who are in need.”

Larry Keller
Program Director at Red Oak Recovery, MA, CSAC, DAC, CAI