“Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.” ~Joseph Addison
This might explain where the root of my happiness comes from. I’d like to say I have my own recipe for a pleasing and rewarding lifestyle – health, wellness, and food. Wholesomely Homemade explores the dynamics of all food, food for the mind, the body, and the soul. I pride myself in cooking meals from scratch, and using whole, fresh ingredients (after all, I have Italian grandparents with a secret garden). I have a very honest relationship with my taste buds, as I love experiencing new recipes and flavours, and when a taste is trusted, an idea blossoms.
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Ok – now for the catch. The foods we eat play a significant role in our overall healthiness. I live my life eating wholesome, nutrient rich foods, but I don’t deprive myself, it’s good to make exceptions every now and then. Indulgence is a good thing when appropriate, and in moderation of course. Key word: Moderation. If you turn your unhealthy eating into a habit, that’s when problems occur. Many people have grown up eating foods with imposed beliefs of what they ‘should’ be eating, when really all that is, is a quick hunger fix. How do we fix that? We need to educate ourselves. The consumption of processed and ‘fast’ food in today’s society, especially in the North American culture, is insanely high. We need to reverse this and start eating wholesome foods with real nutrients, as opposed to these processed, artificial foods that are incredibly harmful to our health. Nutrition is essentially what keeps you going, so it’s important to stop and listen to your body, take care of it, and enrich it with real food.
Other than my passion for food, I have an overall interest in natural health. I love natural products, foods, and remedies, as I am a true believer in natural healing. As previously mentioned, it’s very important, especially in today’s society, to adapt a healthy diet and lifestyle. I truly believe that all of the synthetically made products that we use or ingest pose great harm to ourselves, which unfortunately lead to terminal illnesses and ultimately, a shorter life. Living a holistic lifestyle is a way of life. I believe it’s about balance. We all need good rest, wholesome foods, regular exercise, and positive thoughts.
My interest in natural nutrition and wellbeing, has also directed me towards school again. I have enrolled in the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition’s program to become a Holistic Nutritionist. This title really excites me, because I have been so mindful about my wellbeing for many years now, and I’m always absorbing new ways of natural healing and learning about proper nutrition. Most importantly, this program is not only to educate myself, but to essentially help others, and so I hope my future posts will encourage and influence you to better yourself naturally!
With that being said, I trust this blog will inspire and have a positive impact on everyone who is in search of a change, or simply looking to improve their habits. Through proper awareness, we can take small steps towards a healthier path, eventually adapting to a beautiful, holistic lifestyle. I am still on the path myself, but take it from me, the road I’m on is smooth sailing once you’ve nailed down the basics.
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Hi, I’m Melissa. Welcome to Wholesomely Homemade.
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