Know What Foods Are Helping & Hurting You Most | Functional Friday

Our bodies are like a wood burning stove. To a degree you can throw anything in them and they’ll burn it for energy to keep your heart beating. So putting in 10 twinkies or a salad, what’s the difference? Most of our culture’s focus just goes to weight gain or loss, so the idea is the salad has less calories and the twinkies will make you fat. But let’s put weight on the backburner and just focus on overall wellness and ability. Let’s make brain function, energy, resilience and longevity the muse. How do we eat for those goals? How do you eat so you feel more hopeful and joyful? How does food factor into mental health? Depression? Food is far more than just fuel to burn. The nutritional value in the food is either burning and building us, or burning and depleting us. It is our most powerful medicine, or poison. This is my Functional Friday episode where we focus on our health and wellness so we have the physical and mental capacity to help ourselves and others. My cohost is Randy James, Medical Doctor and Functional Medicine expert. We spend the bulk of this episode discussing the psychology and concept of what and how we eat, then around the 60 minute mark talk about the literal foods we eat and advocate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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