Eat Healthy, Think Healthy

By Adam Hart
Published: Sept. 28, 2012

 

My name is Adam Hart, and I’m a living food champion, chef, author and professional speaker, and a lucky citizen of beautiful Squamish.

I have spent the past 12 years studying nutrition and I have shared my discoveries with the community through Power of Food, a company I founded in 2003.

But believe it or not, I started off with a very poor relationship with food.

Being given food as a child as a reward for good behavior led me to daily consumption of chocolate bars, cookies, chips, pop, cereal and all the fast food I could eat.

As a teenager I was diagnosed with ADHD. I truly believe my ADHD was linked to the daily chocolate bar I had in one hand, and the pop I had in the other.

By the time I was 26 years old I was pre-diabetic, 40 pounds overweight and on medication to treat my condition.

And then one day I went to my doctor and he told me that I had high cholesterol. I made the decision to move to British Columbia.

Having discovered the mountains, I soon found myself striving to become a mountain guide. My love for the mountains led me to becoming a nutritional researcher.

The intention of my column in the Reporter is to provide you with simple steps to create the lifestyle design you desire.

Whether you are looking to lose weight, get active, remove diabetes or avoid rapid aging, this monthly column is dedicated to your health and wellness.

Each month, I will share tools and techniques I discovered along my healing journey that have allowed me and many of my clients to reduce the impact of stress, lower cholesterol, avoid diabetes and keep the weight off, while living a happier and healthier life.

I’ll also share one of my Power of Food recipes to keep you on track. Each recipe will enable you to eat healthy and share your discoveries with your loved ones.

One of the key highlights of our monthly conversation will be the question and answer feature.

You can email me your personal questions on health and wellness directly to adam@poweroffood.com.

I will highlight one question each month in this column to share with our community and provide an answer that will benefit our wellbeing as a whole.

I look forward to sharing some amazing content with you in the coming months and welcome your questions and feedback. In the past two years, Gagandeep Ghuman has done a commendable job of informing the community about relevant issues.

I hope we can all support the independent community journalism he is so committed to.