Holistic Nutrition Comes of Age

By Dr. By Edward Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D.

Holistic Nutrition: A 40-Year Review with a Glimpse Forward

Eating a yummy homemade dinner—such as a spring greens salad with a lemon artichoke heart dressing, fresh caught wild salmon with backyard dill and thyme sauce, and baked yam topped with yogurt and nutmeg—is an example of eating local, whole, fresh, colorful foods, ideally grown in soil enriched with manure and compost rather than fertilizer and pesticides. Sadly, current generations have not grown up eating real food grown and prepared the old-fashioned way. They’ve grown up in the midst of a culture littered with soda, Frosted Flakes®, cheeseburgers, French fries, and fake foods. Enter holistic nutrition education.