Hi there! Thank you for joining me for the Introduction to Clinical Nutrition at the Sylvan School of Botanical Medicine. Here are a few of the resources mentioned in the class, as well as a few bonuses including some of my favorite recipes of late. Please stay in touch by attending one of the next four classes at Sylvan and/or joining me on Pinterest or Twitter. I’d love to hear your thoughts, questions and comments.
Here is a downloadable pdf of the Class 1 – Intro & Overview Handout.
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Resources & Good Reads
- Cooking oil comparison chart (printable chart; very thorough!)
- Are lower pesticides a good reason to buy organic? (article)
- Wheat Belly – analysis of selected statements in the book (article)
- Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sleep (article; an oldie but a goodie)
- Motivational Interviewing (book)
- EWG’s Good Food on a Tight Budget (guide)
- The Hidden Truths About Calories (article)
- Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation (books)
- How to make your own fermented foods (article)
Suggested Questions for Intake Forms/Initial Visit
In addition to ascertaining what the client eats for b, l, d and snacks (+ beverages), when she eats these meals/snacks, standard questions re: digestion, and so forth – be sure to also ask:
- How often do you prepare meals at home?
- Approximately how many different fruits & vegetables do you eat per week?
- On a scale of 1-10, how healthful and nourishing do you feel your diet is currently?
- Which oil(s) or fat(s) do you use for cooking?
- How many meals do you eat per day? Snacks?
- How many hours of sleep do you get per night?
- Do you wake to an alarm clock? How many days/week?
- Do you feel rested upon waking?
- Approximately how much fluid to you drink per day?
- What junk/treat/snack foods do you eat?
- Where do you purchase groceries?
- Sensitive or allergic to any foods?
- Do you follow or have you ever followed a restrictive or special diet?
Make sure you assess:
– Are meals eaten regularly?
– Protein spread throughout day?
– Meals mostly home-cooked?
– Quality of food eaten?
– Stress levels/ambiance at meals, snacks?
– Fasting time between dinner/snack and breakfast?
– Signs/sx of gut flora imbalance?
Do you have any resources to suggest? Questions that you find work well either in a consult or on your intake forms? I’d love to hear about them!
A Few of My Favorite Things
In case you are in the market for a few new recipes, here are some of my latest late summer/early fall favorites:
- Lemony Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas & Avocado – fresh, summery salad
- Jerk Turkey (or Chicken) Chili – works great with a rotisserie chicken for a quick(er) meal
- Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad – super quick, filling and tasty vegetarian meal
- Red Curry Lentils – one of my favorite lentil recipes; can easily be made vegan
- Tomato Bulgur Soup with Warm Spices – quick, easy and yummy
- Simple & Creamy Squash Soup – one of the easiest & tastiest soups I’ve made; sub almond milk for a vegan version
- Parmesan Kale Salad with Raisins – my two year old eats this up with gusto; warning – one recipe makes A LOT of salad
“He that takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skills of the physician.” ~ Chinese proverb
“The Harvard Law states: Under controlled conditions of light, temperature, humidity, and nutrition, the organism will do as it damn well pleases.” – Larry Wall