Nutrition Counseling by Erin


Chronic Disease

    In the last 50 years chronic disease numbers have skyrocketed. Everything from Fibromyalgia to Type II Diabetes to Heart Disease to Autoimmune to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to Food Allergies and Asthma. 

    Not only are adults effected by the increase in disease, but children are becoming just as ill as adults. It is common for children to be diagnosed with a chronic disease and have medications registered with the school nurse. In the past, this was very rare. What is happening? 

    There are so many factors contributing to the rise of chronic disease we cannot identify all of them. Some include diet, improper care of the body, inactivity, lack of sunlight, over exposure to blue light and/or WiFi, malnutrition, toxicity, emotional traumas, abuse, or a genetic factor. Some of these factors we can control, some we can optimize, and some we cannot. Then comes in the emotional side: do we worry about the things we cannot control? No. Worry brings in anxiety, anxiety brings in imbalance which can easily lead to more illness. 

    So while there are many factors and stressors causing chronic illness, worrying about them is almost just as detrimental for the physical body. The mind is a battlefield and has the ability to help or hinder the physical healing. Keeping every thought captive for health and healing is an important part to experiencing healing and wellness.  

"I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live"
Deuteronomy 30:19 ~ NKJV

Factors Perpetuating Chronic Disease

Genetic Factors

Poor Diet



Excess or insufficient vitamin or mineral intake



Emotional Traumas

Insufficient Light Exposure