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I really hope you're not. This episode is titled an individualized and inclusive approach to healthy eating. I will put out the warnings. I am not getting back into health and wellness infomercials. That was something in two thousand and five and a never going back to that. But what i am going into my friend. Dawn is going to be joining me in. This is looking at our eating looking at our food looking at much of the messaging the perception and the stereotypes and the miz connotations negative information that centers on a whirlwind when it comes to health when it comes to wellness and when it comes to us a small market. Today's date february twenty third is also the anniversary of the nineteen forty walt disney's classic finocchio being released now for some better little bit younger. That's the little thing that that the little doll the marionette where his nose grows when lies told we've been told a lot of lies when it comes to our health and not to be crude or harsh because a lot of people say exactly that to stay a little bit more than the subjective. Some of the things. We've been told are half truths expired truth or more so inside of health and eating unrelatable truce. Your body is made up so differently than so many other people's bodies and at the same time when we accept we we take from the headline. We believe that person inside of inside of wellness inside a fitness inside of the one that has the most money the biggest commercial the latest on social media when we buy into that and we jumped from train to train. And it's this diet and that diet and it's this idea it's that idea we're in some ways harming ourselves more than helping ourselves in the long run. I'm going to cut into dawn. Has his special diet. We're gonna talk about in a few avocado and pickled diet. But we'll get to that. In a minute i i just like to welcome. Don don thank you for hanging out this morning. Yeah thanks lauren. For having me on tell me something in the individualized inclusive approach. Where does that come from. Before we talk about the registered dietitian the knowledge that you have who you talk to how you help with many people that just come into this. Mindset of oh. I'm in health and wellness now and they were doing something completely. Different minute before in a minute before that. Tell us a little bit. And i'd like to do the same thing when i talk to people inside of messing. Tell us a little bit of a background that has brought you to this level of authenticity to this state of authority. And to where you are now well. I think i was fortunate growing up. I always ate well and we never made an issue of food. It was just there and I think when. I look back to my breathing. I didn't have any psychological association with food. We just and i study nutrition in college because it it interested me. I love science. I love learning about the body and so it just made sense to go in that direction. And i followed the path of all dieticians you know traditionally following the career and putting people on diets. But as i've gone along and learned more. I see now that we are constantly like you said jumping from diet to diet thing to thing and really were all following a sense the same diet but with our cultural influences. I think you alluded to rit. We're all individuals we all bring our cultural and our background into eating today and it doesn't really need to be anything crazy and Specific it's more just living a life of moderate eating and enjoying life. Enjoying food is okay. You know some of those messages is what i love to bring to the table today. It's okay to enjoy it and we need to eat for nutrition as you talk about that in the messaging. It's it's both from a health standpoint. I'm glad you're on today but it also is so much in the messaging. You have a quote out there. That says it's not just the foods we eat but the way we think about the can you explain where concept comes from how you apply that concept with people. Yes i think again going back to what you've learned at some point in your life. That eating a cookie is bad. I m had. My son was playing with his friend one day and he fell down and one of the parents said. You know. Come over here. I'll give you a cookie and you'll feel okay. Think we learned. That food does more for us. Maybe the nourish our body in terms of affecting our feeling of comfort. So i think we just need to think about food the way it is. It's nourishment sometimes. It can be more enjoyable on some things taste really good and so i think we need to just keep our psychological thoughts about food off the table talking about food right there on the table. Just keep the psychological side out of it and choose food. Either that is nourishing choose foods. Sometimes that's fun and enjoyable party or birthday or glass of wine at night all about is one of the things that attracted