Thanks to Edie Summers for this interview about food, nutrition and wellness. (See below for a very interesting commentary by my lovely step-daughter, Melissa Molongo, on this interview.)
I really enjoyed this. I listened to the entire thing. It was very interesting to hear about different techniques, strategies, and theories about food, health, and happiness and also to hear a little more about your story and what brought you to your work. That light-bulb moment you had about nutrition being a practice, like yoga, was beautiful and I’m sure has inspired your work further. I think many people get intimidated with the idea of losing weight or achieving health because it seems like such a daunting task. Meeting people where they are at is so important…and is a method that I follow in my work as well.
I think my favorite part of it was the explanation of how the body’s functions are a result of some unfinished business in dealing with a traumatic experience. I find that really fascinating. I also loved the concept of nutrition and “health” and not an ending goal, but as a launching pad and foundation for other openings in your life. The problem with health messaging today is that it does portray health as goal instead of a habit, and that is troubling.
I also don’t think I was aware that the process of observing and smelling your food was an integral part of the digestive system. With the exception of wine, I do not usually make it a point to look at or smell my food before I consume it! I will certainly start now.
Thanks for your insight and for the work you are doing. I learned a lot.
With love and encouragement,
Board Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
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