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Food as Medicine

Posted: July 20, 2015
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"The food you eat can be either the safest & most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison."

This quote by Ann Wigmore is a favorite of Darci Barman.  Darci is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master's Degree of Nutrition and Dietetics.  She works at Pilgrim's Wellness Clinic in Cd’A, and recently became a member of Farmgirlfit Cd’A.

Darci comes from a family of dairy farmers, and helped her dad maintain a large garden in the suburbs of Madison, Wisconsin, which kick-started her passion for nutrition, particularly the “food first” approach she adheres to today.  She truly believes in the words of Ann Wigmore, and (fortunately for us) is eager to help educate those around here.

We all know that nutrition and physical activity go hand-in-hand for achieving overall health and wellness.  Your daily Grind is providing that physical activity, but exactly what to eat when and how much are tricky questions to answer.  So we have enlisted Darci’s expertise for a series of nutrition classes to answer some of these tricky questions.  Her goal is to show us that by putting food first (and the RIGHT food) we will find success in the gym AND IN LIFE.

The dates and topics for the first 3 nutrition classes to be held at our Cd’A location are listed below. All classes will run from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Tuesday, July 21st 

Protein: How Much You Need, Where to Get It, When to Eat It

Tuesday, Aug 4th

Energy Balance: Are You Eating Enough?

Tuesday, Aug 18th

Vegetables: How to Make the Mark

For those unable to attend, we’ll do a follow-up post here with some of the highlighted information (click the links above).

If you are looking for a more personalized approach to your specific nutritional goals, or have bigger health concerns, Darci can help with that too.  She doesn't just treat symptoms with a pill or powder, but rather gets to the root of the problem, using food to correct the issues in an individual's body. She believes food is health-care while medicine is sick-care.  Some of the issues she can help with are acid reflux, diabetes, food allergies, weight management, eating disorders, cancer or cancer remission, heart disease, and a variety of auto immune disorders.  She offers complimentary one-on-one consultations every Wednesday from 5:00-6:30 pm at her office in Pilgrim’s (call Pilgrim’s directly to reserve a spot).

You can read more about Darci, and check out some of her great tips and recipes on her website:

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