Healthy Eating & Nutrition

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A healthy diet and proper nutrition involve maintaining a well-balanced diet. It's crucial to add variety to your meals so your body can also absorb the vitamins and minerals it needs to stay in great shape.

Balanced meals sustain your energy, so you can perform your activities throughout the day. Proper nutrition aids your body's organs and systems in carrying out their functions. It also helps your body develop normally and heal quickly.

Additionally, ensuring you are eating proper meals enables you to maintain a sound mind and a healthy weight, which is critical to preventing illnesses related to diet.

Tips for Healthy Eating

Planning meals, especially if you're also the head of a household, can be tough. You must keep in mind varying dietary requirements and personal preferences.

To make healthy eating more manageable, planning meals ahead of time helps. Getting children started with healthy eating, which includes servings of fruits and vegetables, will help them become accustomed to more food options.

These colorful fruits and leafy greens are also rich in vitamins and minerals beneficial for their developing bodies. Here are some tips to help you get started with planning healthy meals:

  • Include whole grains. Visualize a circular plate with 1/4 of it consisting of whole wheat, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, oats, and similar types of foods. Reduce the intake of white rice, white bread, and white pasta.
  • Let there be protein. Protein can be sourced from nuts, poultry, fish, and beans. You don't need to have one of them for each meal. But try to include at least one source of protein in every meal. It can be just fish or chicken. Don't go overboard on red meat, though. Also, limit consumption of processed meats such as ham and bacon.
  • Add fruit and vegetables. Of course, you must not forget the entry that makes your plate colorful. It's okay to start with small servings, especially for picky eaters. Introducing even a small amount daily can help them get used to the taste and eventually encourage them to eat more. Who knows? They might even grow fond of certain vegetable recipes and end up making them part of their favorite foods.
  • Use healthy oil types. Some dishes will require oil to prepare. But pay attention to your use. As much as possible, stick to healthy options, such as canola, soy, and olive oil.
  • Drink plenty of water. Drinking water every day helps keep the body hydrated. And sufficient hydration is necessary for the body to function properly. However, note that too much water isn’t good. Drinking coffee and tea isn't bad, but limit them to one to two cups a day. Listen to instructions from your healthcare provider regarding diet and food intake, especially if you're diagnosed with a medical condition.

Focus on Food Quality and Stay Active

Healthy eating and nutrition can be challenging to sustain. Nonetheless, it’s worth the effort since you're investing in your body. A healthy body is less susceptible to diseases that can reduce the quality of life. Additionally, remember that staying active is as essential as eating well. It also plays a role in maintaining a healthy weight, body, and mind.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ a month ago

Dr. Nenshi has been invaluable during my pregnancy and postpartum journey, as well as treating my little baby girl. During pregnancy, she was able to help with low back and pelvis/hip pain, which significantly improved my quality of life during those last months. Postpartum she has been incredibly helpful with the aches and pains I have had due to breastfeeding, as well as improving the actual process of breastfeeding by waking up my nervous system. In regards to my newborn, she was able to help with some serious gas and digestion problems - which improved her mood and sleep tremendously! While treating her for those pesky tummy problems, she also noticed that she was favouring turning her neck to the left side and struggling with turning to the right. She was able to fix that as well, before it turned into more serious problems. Overall, I highly recommend Dr. Nenshi for almost all pains during your prenatal, postnatal and newborn journey :). She gives great care to her patients (young and old), and can usually see you with short notice. She is now seeing multiple members of my family.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 2 months ago

My lovely bride of 36 years developed painful sciatic, hip, and foot pain that eventually became almost debilitating to her. 3 months with Dr. Nenshi ( 4-5 visits?) and she is now pain free. We are so grateful to her, it’s been a quality of life miracle.

Kootenay Maui Fam

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ a year ago

I just want to mention how wonderful Dr. Nenshi is! She is more than just a chiropractor. Her neurological knowledge is exceptional! She was so thorough in her assessment during our first meeting that it took a couple of hours. Her caring, commitment and compassion goes beyond the normal standard of care. She truly wants to help get you better and she won't give up! I can't say enough good things about Dr. Nenshi and I would be remiss if I didn't mention her amazing assistant Rachelle, who is just awesome as well! Ryan


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 2 years ago

Dr Nenshi continues to save my life time and time again with her chiropractic care. She is very knowledgeable, nice, and a pleasure to be around. She is passionate about her work and cares very deeply for her clients health and well being. I’ve referred my Dad and my fiancΓ© who are now both very happy clients of hers as well. She’s the best in the business and you won’t regret going to Dr Nenshi for your chiropractic needs.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ a year ago

We met Dr.Nenshi first time on November 17, 2020. It was in regards to our son's concussion. She truly knows magic. The way she helped our son to go one step at a time patiently and took true care of him it was amazing. Best part was she always had some solution for his problem. It was a long process and she held our hand to go through that rough phase. Not only concussion, she treated my son later for his partial ligament tear and some neck and shoulder pain too. She is amazing and she will never give up. Thank you so much Dr.Nenshi for giving us back our son as he was before the injury. Anwit loves you and depends on you. We truly appreciate her professionalism with personal touch.