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Healthy eating by using principle functional medicine

Miles PRICE, Functional Medicine Specialist, Clinical Nutritionist. M.Sc. CFMP.

Using Functional medicine principles, Miles demonstrated the key principles of healthy eating keeping the Carbs low and keeping the meals balanced with proteins fats and vegetables. He also discussed the benefits of fermented foods and advising the chefs to source local foods when possible. Selected menus have been reviewed by Miles, with special recommendations on key recipes to keep healthy. Look out for them next time you visit the Four Seasons.

TIPS OF FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE APPROACH TO HEALTHY EATING

  • DETERMINE OPTIMAL MACRO-NUTRIENT RATIOS FOR , 30% PROTEIN, 30% FAT, 40% CARBOHDYRATES.
    Adjust the ratios according to your needs. Lower carbs for people with diabetes, or blood sugar issues.

  • RESTRICT THOSE SENSITIVITIES SO TO MINIMISE DIGESTIVE DISCOMFORT AFTER EATING.
    Most common food sensitivities are Gluten (wheat, barley, Rye), Pasteurised Milk, Shellfish, Soya, Nuts. If continued bloating, gas occurs. Go to a medical specialist for further support.

  • FOCUS ON NUTRIENT DENSITY OF YOUR MENUS – INCLUDING HIGH QUALITY PROTEINS, HERBS, SPICES, VEGETABLES, FRUITS (MINIMISE GRAINS/ LEGUMES)
    Nutrient dense foods will provide long lasting health benefits and protect people from degenerative and chronic conditions. Sourcing locally will optimise nutrient density, minimise spoilage and support local farmers and provide local economic benefit.

  • ADD A VARIETY OF FERMENTED FOODS DAILY TO MENU PLANS.
    Fermented foods provide a host of benefits to the body to boost health, improving immunity, increasing nutrient uptake, protecting the gut.
     
    USE STEAMING, GRILLING AND BAKING METHODS TO PRESERVE NUTRIENT DENSITY.
    Nutrients are lost in the long term boiling of vegetables, fruits. Consider more gentler cooking methods.

  • ALWAYS ADD GOOD FATS TO THE MEAL, TO SUPPORT MACRO-NUTRIENT BALANCE & BETTER NUTRIENT ABSORPTION
    Coconut oil/ Milk, Ghee, Butter for grilling, roasting, frying. Extra-virgin Olive Oil, sesame oil for Salads.

Diets can provide the baseline to an optimal and energetic wellbeing, which starts with good dietary habits, proper meal timings and correct cooking practices. Food is Medicine!  

If you are looking for more specific dietary advice? Please contact our functional medicine specialists by call us : 2881 8131 or email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.