JANUARY 7, 2020, at 7 PM, Greater Hansville Community Center.

“The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison.”  Naturalist, Anne Wigmore.

Food as medicine? Yes! Here’s your chance to “visit” a dietician to discover if what you’re putting into your body is leading to health problems, sometimes very serious problems.  Our next Tuesday Talk will tell you how to change your diet and change your health for the better.  You may see a difference in how you feel very quickly.

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and inflammation, which can lead to so many illnesses, have all been linked to diet.  “My clients are often shocked to realize how many of their symptoms are connected to sugar alone! Everything from chronic back pain, migraines, joint pain, anxiety, depression, hormonal imbalances, PMS, sleep disturbances, fatigue, and brain fog,” says our speaker Carly Michelson.

Did you know that most people consume three times as much sugar than is recommended? And worse, they aren’t even aware of it. That’s because sugar has a way of sneaking into our diets in a lot of places we wouldn’t necessarily expect it.

You might think your diet is nutritious, but you may find that hidden in many foods is actually what’s making you sick. Dieticians like Michelson don’t encourage you to stop your medication, but do encourage you to see if changing your diet makes a difference — to give something else a try.  What have you got to lose? 

 Most dieticians will tell you to stop counting calories and start eating better if you want to lose weight.  So you may drop pounds, if that’s your goal. But there are so many other food related diseases. Inflammation, for example, has been strongly linked to diet in general, and sugar in particular.

“Chronic inflammation plays a central role in some of the most challenging diseases of our time, including rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and even Alzheimer’s,” according to a recent Harvard Medical School report.  Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to reduce inflammation lies not in your medicine cabinet, but in your refrigerator.

Make your New Year’s resolution to feel better, eat better, and start by coming to first Tuesday Talk of 2020.