Hey there, and welcome! You may be wondering why the hell another dude is making a damned nutrition website. It’s a fair question, but please, hold your tomatoes until I can explain why I’m doing this…
First, all the information you need to create a sound diet individualized to your specific needs and goals exists on the internet, on podcasts, or in books. And second, there are a lot of dietitians, nutritionists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals who can help you in your pursuit. I’m well aware…
The problem I have found is that there is just way too much information out there. This site is my humble attempt to synthesize all that is available and distill the most useful and applicable information. To be clear, my goal is to answer the following question:
WHAT DO I NEED TO HAVE LONG-TERM SUCCESS IN EATING HEALTHY?
I believe that long-term dietary success may be met if the following requirements are satisfied:
- There is an understanding of what foods are needed to fulfill our body’s unique biochemistry and what foods sabotage it
- We have access to help in understanding what our body’s requirements are
- We create a simple, easy-to-follow daily dietary strategy accounting for our individualized needs
- We have access to the food we need
- We have proficiency in preparing and cooking the food we need
- We have patience, determination, and compassion for ourselves
- We have others to share our food and success/failures regarding diet with
Reliable Source of Information
This is my theory and the filter I utilize to distill the available information. I acquire information from peer-reviewed journal articles, books, blogs, and podcasts. I also conduct interviews with experts in the fields of food and nutrition and ask simple questions to clarify complex nutritional concepts. Further, I utilize information that I am learning as part of my graduate nutrition program at the National University of Natural Medicine and the experiences gained in training to become a Certified Nutrition Specialist.
NOT Just Another Damned Nutrition Site…
The uniqueness of this site comes in its simplicity and intention. My goal is to create a resource that can be utilized by anyone attempting to create a sustainable diet for themselves. The information provided on this site is sound and solid, and my intention is not to compete with others (e.g. sell more books or products), but rather collaborate so that you get the information you need to be healthy and happy. If someone has already done an excellent job of explaining a concept, I will commend them and redirect you to their site. And if you have a serious challenge and need the help of a professional, I will do my best to point you in the direction that will be most helpful to you. Again, by regularly visiting my site, my hope is that you stop the cycle of failing in your attempts to eat healthy, and once and for all achieve both short-term and long-term success. My goal is to be as comprehensive yet simple as possible in the content I deliver so you may easily succeed.
The Reason I Created this Site
I have three intentions for doing this. First, I have struggled with overeating my whole life, and despite how much I know about nutrition, I still struggle to maintain a consistently healthy diet. When severe stomach pain sent me doubled-over to the hospital in October of 2016, I knew I had to make some serious changes in my life. And considering both my father and both of my grandmothers died of intestinal-related diseases, I realize that change is necessary as I could easily be next. So, I feel it necessary to comprehensively understand nutrition so that I may develop a proper diet for myself. Up to the point of writing this, I have had success, but feel there is still much more to learn. Second, I like helping people. Food is a universal requirement for all people and widely misunderstood. I believe by thoroughly understanding it, I may help others in their quests to achieve optimal health and lead fulfilling lives. I find no better way to live than to help people cultivate happiness. And third, education is really expensive, and creating a source of income for myself is wise so that I can pay loans and for future schooling, and use additional funding to continue to create positive change in the world.
Thank you for taking the time to read this through. And now… MANGOES!!! I picked ‘em myself.