Welcome to Our New Blog!

IMG_0137Nature’s artistry — lovely, no? The beauty of this cruciferous wonder hints at the amazing health benefits it will impart. Just look at those convolutions — how very brain-like they are! All the better for learning and healing.

Welcome to Atlanta Functional Medicine’s new website, and its Blog within, “Functional Food 4 Thought”! As the lucky first blog-poster, I’ll give you an inkling of things to come. Obviously, food will be involved. At Atlanta Functional Medicine, while highly individualized to each patient, treatment plans may involve, among other things, healthy lifestyle coaching.

Don’t knock it ’til you try it! As AFM’s resident vegan, I am familiar with the physical and emotional stress which may accompany a major lifestyle change, but — take a deep breath in through the nose, out through the mouth — it doesn’t have to be that way! Healthy food can be some of the most delicious food you’ve ever tasted + I’ve found that the vegetable kingdom can solve most problems. If your medical professionals at AFM determine a lifestyle change is advisable,  they will develop a protocol specifically for you, and it most likely won’t be vegan — that’s my own personal choice — but they will probably recommend more veggies. Don’t take it personally, everyone could benefit from more veggies.

Not so fast — don’t run off just yet! Whenever it’s my turn at blog, I’ll make it my mission to show you that diet change doesn’t have to mean sacrifice. The gorgeous, fresh, organic, juicy, rainbow-hued bounty with which I treat myself is delicious:  whether raw, gently sauteed, steamed, roasted, simmered, sauced or doused in healthy fats. I never skimp on flavor and every morsel’s a luscious creation. What I eat is fabulous, and I’m worth it! You are too.

I’ll provide more details soon, so stay tuned. Our other blogging contributors will share their wisdom on Functional and Integrative Medicines, Mind-Body Medicine, Natural Medicine, Acupuncture, Pain Management, Massage and maybe a few recipes of their own.

posted by Cheryl A. Salinas

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