IG: Kale “Caesar” with bacon? Yes please! Funny story, people assume I am vegan or vegetarian A LOT. Like a lot. I’m not totally sure why, but I think there’s a natural tendency to associate someone in the health and nutrition space with a 100% plant-based diet. Just an assumptive trend I’ve personally witnessed. And I find it interesting for sure, as it definitely says a lot about the nutrition myths and all the confusion that exists out there. While vegetables are at the crux of my meals, I thrive on including high quality animal protein in my diet and actually don’t do well on beans or legumes. Alongside that, I employ daily intermittent fasting (I eat 2 meals / day), and stick to a 100% gluten-free diet. After much experimentation, this is what I have found works best for me, at this time and place in my life, and is based on a multitude of factors including reading the latest research, diagnostic testing of my gut, my unique genetic DNA profile, AND listening to my own body (all very important). As a professional in the health and diet space, I tell my clients that there is no “one size fits all” way of eating. There isn’t. There are general guidelines that are beneficial to most, but we all have to do some experimenting to see what works for us and what doesn’t. And hey, the body is a VERY complicated system and there’s a LOT we still don’t even know, so it’s important to remain open about these things. (Have you seen @joerogan thriving on The Carnivore Diet recently?) Anyway, wasn’t expecting this kale salad to take me down this rabbit hole but sometimes it just happens 😆 What factors do you use to decide what goes into your mouth?

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Laura Franklin, CNP, FMCHC

Laura Franklin, CNP, FMCHC

Functional Medicine Health Coach & Holistic Nutritionist at Health Upgraded
Laura Franklin is the owner of Fresh & Frank Wellness and curator of freshandfrank.com.
She is here to preach what she practices and help you to prepare amazing whole food meals from scratch, grow your own organic food and optimize your lifestyle and environment to promote the most vibrant, glowing and energetic you.
Laura is currently based in Dundas, Ontario, Canada but works remotely with people from all over the world!
Laura Franklin, CNP, FMCHC

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