About a year ago, I found this book:
I grabbed it up for a couple of reasons. One, I like to read and learn from others and their whole food perspective. Two, I knew it would come in handy with clients.
I have recommended it several times over the past year. Recently, I was again recommending it and I decided to check out the authors. Who are these people that wrote this book? I can't believe it took me this long to be curious!
So I find that Edward Bauman is the founder and director of a holistic nutrition college, a whole food oasis, in California!
I love his acronym for remembering healthy eating habits that balance human health: SOUL. What a perfect way to remember how to feed and heal mind, body, and soul. I have been teaching this same concept for 20+ years, without using the SOUL acronym, and am glad to now have this fun way to remind people.
- S: Seasonal
- O: Organic
- U: Un-processed (Un-refined, Un-packaged... my words!)
- L: Local
By Dr. Ed Bauman
The Eating for Health model (Double click on above picture to enlarge image) provides a palette from which we can select the most health supportive foods. Eating from the inside out will provide a building diet for times when we need to build up our nutrient reserves. Eating from the outside in will set the scene for cleansing the body of impurities and toxins. The goal of the Eating for Health model is to provide a diverse selection of whole foods to sustain health and promote recovery from illness and injury.
Tell me your story in the comments:
What are your favorite foods to heal your mind, body, and S.O.U.L?