Across all of our nutrition studies, one theme has been very apparent; the body is designed to bring itself back to it's set point and maintain homeostasis no matter what we throw at it. It leeches nutrients from the body to process what is ingested if it needs to; or stores extra calories ingested as energy for the drought that it's programmed to expect to come. In other words, it does whatever it needs to do to survive.
But, we want to take it one step further and stop just surviving.
At Fuel For Life, our mission is to help you thrive! To be the best version of yourself and remember what being well really feels like.
The human body is an incredible vessel full of endless interactions, connections and processes going on to keep us living, breathing and moving well. The intricacies of movement are something that many seek to understand, and something that many have studied, but the simple conclusion that all seem to come to, as Dr. Andreo Spina so aptly puts it, is that we must "make stuff work nice" to provide ease of movement and give us the opportunity to add more days to our lives, and more life to our days.
In order to make stuff work nice, we must practice- train in a way that encourages our bodies to move in the ways they were designed to move, that is to say that we should begin to move as humans again. Think about a sport you played growing up; you spent hours training and practicing disciplines that helped you in that sport, and in doing so, you trained to be a player of that sport. In training to be a player of this sport you trained yourself out of what it is to move like a human.
Functional Range systems are systems of training which apply scientific methods to expand active, usable, functional range of motion and increase the capacity of our bodies to move like humans again.
If there's one thing we learn at a young age it is a love for food. Typically, we grow up watching and helping our mothers, aunts and grandmothers in the kitchen- we probably all think we're their favourite little helper.. And I'm sure we're all right! Anyways, it's clear that we have an emotional tie to food, and the idea of changing something we hold so dear is terrifying, so finding ways to incorporate healthier, whole-food based versions of our favourites is important.
After adopting a whole foods based lifestyle it can be a bit daunting, but as you get into it, it becomes clear that many of the things you know and love are easily made with higher quality ingredients (ones you might recognize and could even pronounce), that actually taste better!
Because wellness tastes better.
Understanding basic knife skills, flavour balancing and basic cooking techniques are all you need to get started on a delicious, nourishing, fulfilling path of culinary nutrition using whole foods to enrich your cells.