Eating to feel your best

July 1, 2018

We are all unique.  Unique fingerprints, unique DNA, unique metabolism, and a unique gut microbiome.  So let’s eat in a way that is just as unique!  Eats Treats and Parsnips (ETP) is here to make it easy to find what and how to eat to feel your best.

We are all made of the same basic building blocks, but due to genetic and environmental factors, our systems respond to foods differently.  There are numerous foods that are known to be troublesome for people such as dairy, gluten containing foods like wheat, onions, pineapple, and high sugar foods like potatoes and watermelon.  These foods can cause a range of reactions in some people, while others are able to digest them without a problem.  The reactions can be extremely serious like an autoimmune response or elevated blood sugar levels.  Other reactions like constipation, diarrhea, and fatigue impede day-to-day activities.  While reactions like brain fog, mood swings, and just overall feeling lousy make it hard to enjoy life to the fullest.  We understand the science behind some of these reactions, such as when a person with diabetes consumes foods high on the glycemic index.  Other reactions, like those caused by high FODMAP foods, are less well understood and are active areas of scientific study.

Regardless of what dietary restrictions you or a loved one may be managing, there is good news!  The culinary world is limitless in flavor combinations and creative substitutions.  If you’re open to trying new things, you can find dishes that will leave you smiling, feeling nourished and fantastic with delicious flavors lingering on your taste buds.  ETP will be here with you every step of the way on your culinary journey.  Our mission is to take away the burden and frustration that often comes with managing dietary restrictions.  To relieve you of that burden and help you feel your best, ETP offers one-on-one food coaching, recipes for delectable snacks and meals, and tips and tricks to save you time in the kitchen.  To get the latest ETP news, recipes, and tips, subscribe to our email list and follow ETP on social media.

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