By Michael Hall
When you think about it, the two most basic building blocks of life are oxygen and food. Without them, your cells simply cannot repair, grow or live. Whilst you may have limited choice with what type of air you breathe, here in Australia we are blest with having an abundance of food choices. And those food choices have a very real effect on your ability to overcome injury and illness as well as maintain good health generally. Plainly, if you don’t take in the nutrients needed to build new tissue, your cells cannot heal, no matter how much treatment you might have.
Whilst making good food choices is important for good health, just as important as a good diet is the issue of when and how you eat. Digestion is often taken for granted. However, research has shown that it is not just what you eat but when and how you eat it that influences greatly your body’s ability to absorb and use the nutrients of food.
Having the best physiotherapy, clinical pilates, exercise rehabilitation and remedial massage is one thing and then add to this the best nutrition and suddenly health and recovery are taken to a whole new level.
Food is not just the fuel for the body; the quality of your food ultimately determines the quality of your health and therefore the quality of your life. Whether your body survives or thrives is very dependent on what food it is fed.
This is the same for your recovery. Because food provides the basic building blocks needed for repair and healing, the type and quality of your food can have major implications for how well and how fast you recover from injury and illness. The better the type and quality of your food, the better your outcomes. It is the next evolution in the treatment of physical problems and illnesses and requires not just a knowledge of the nutritional components of food, but also an understanding of the biochemical processes of healing, a zeal to be at the cutting edge of research and a passion to make a difference.
It is this knowledge, understanding, zeal and passion that you can count on to receive from a Bodywise Health nutritionist.
Finally, if you sign up to the Bodywise Health Research Report, you will receive weekly the latest in treatment, optimal health and nutritional research. At Bodywise Health, we don’t just want you to be able to make better health choices, we want you to be able to make the BEST health choices.
For more information or for an appointment, please call Bodywise Health on 1 300 263 994.
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• For complex or chronic conditions, you may qualify for the EPC (Enhanced Primary Care Program) allowing you to receive 5 allied health services each calendar year with a referral from your GP. For more information, please call Bodywise Health now on 1 300 263 994.