Jill Grunewald: Beyond the Plate: Nourishment vs. Nutrition

“For many of us, nutrition can be a confusing matter. It has become a topic of bewilderment, inciting dizzying searches for the ideal way to eat. Even if you’ve never wrestled with these concerns, you have to concur that Western society is bombarded with “expert” advice urging us to eat this and forego that for well being and longevity.

What’s missing from this well-meant advice is the distinction between nourishment and nutrition, for nourishment is more than the sum of nutritional grams. According to Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and author of Integrative Nutrition, “Eating well helps, but don’t expect it to work miracles. It can fill you, but it cannot fulfill you.”

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