Have we been thinking about inflammation in a too narrow interpretation? We expect a skin wound to heal from the inflammatory process. We appreciate how our body restores homeostasis. But what happens when inflammation lasts longer than it takes to heal a wound?
In 2021, there were over 3.6 million babies born in the United States.1 The mean age of a woman’s first birth in 2021 was 27 years. That is 6 years later than the mean age of a woman’s first birth in 1970.2 Clare Fleishman MS, RDN, author of Fertility: Why Microbes, Weight & Nutrition Matter, suggests that this delay can be attributed to the increased desire for women to pursue education and a career but, it may be also affected by concerns for the state of our current world: political unrest, pandemic, etc.3
Believe it or not, for many decades, dietitians following the traditional medical model have been relying on one-off nutrition appointments to transform people's eating habits. As we know, this approach rarely works unless the patient or client is highly motivated. As dietitians, it's our responsibility to ensure our patients receive the comprehensive care they need to make lasting changes.
In this 2nd blog on environmental toxins, we are going to take an abbreviated look at toxins in our environment from polluted living spaces, beauty products, medications, and plastics. Find out how to improve health outcomes.
The study of environmental medicine and the impact our surroundings have on our body’s ability to perform optimally is a growing field revealing more and more about the toxic world facing the human race. Toxins can be in the food we eat and in the places we live. This blog will be on the toxins we face in the food we eat while the subsequent blog will focus on toxins in our environment.