Cooking is probably the most important thing you can do to improve your diet. What matters most is not any particular nutrient, or even any particular food: it’s the act of cooking itself. People who cook eat a healthier diet without giving it a thought. It’s the collapse of home cooking that led directly to the obesity epidemic." - Michael Pollan
I believe the best way to nourish our bodies is by being connected to the food we eat. That means basic home cooking using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Cooking is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. Cooking is about sharing and keeping with traditions, but also about trying something new on occasion- an herb you've never had before, a cuisine you've never experienced, or even a cooking technique. It doesn't take much time or skill to prepare simple, basic meals when you use quality ingredients, it isn't expensive, and it's better for your body than fast food.
When we eat better, we age better. A lifelong diet of eating processed foods sets us up for a host of illnesses. For many of us in our 40s or older, not only do we start to look our age with little wrinkles around our eyes and lines on our neck, but we start to develop chronic gastrointestinal issues, arthritis, brain fog, osteopenia, adrenal fatigue and a host of other ailments. Who needs them? While some aches and pains are a natural part of aging, a lot of them don't have to be. With exercise and clean, healthy diets cooked from scratch using whole foods, you can build your bones and feel better.