What is Wellness?

What is Wellness, and what does it look like for you?

Wellness will look different to every BODY. Although we all have organs and tissues that appear to work identically, we also have DNA that makes us all unique and connects us traditionally to different parts of the world. Depending on your ancestry, your body may respond better to certain foods.
In 1996 Dr. Peter D’Adamo popularized his father, Dr. James D’Adamo’s, idea of eating specific foods for specific blood types with his book, “Eat Right 4 Your Type.” The book speaks to certain blood types being able to eat certain fruits, vegetables, legumes, meats, etc., and which foods to avoid.
Dr. Sebi popularized the idea of the alkaline diet. Dr. Sebi believed that it is best not to eat foods that have been hybrid and manufactured. He also discussed that since humans are primates, they are closely related to gorillas. Therefore, he believes we should consider having a diet closer to a gorilla than a lion or tiger.

I practiced both eating for my blood type and the alkaline diet and experienced positive results with both. I found that listening to my body was still more important than following any diet by the book.
When trying new diets, fads, and products, it’s more beneficial to pay attention to how the body responds to different foods and products. What works wonders for one person may not work the same for you, which is okay. Exploring our bodies and understanding ourselves is a beautiful, loving act of wellness. It offers a chance to bond with and understand the most important person in your life, YOU.

My name is Jessa Calderon, and I am excited to be offering thoughts and ideas in upcoming articles to encourage you to think outside of the box and explore other views on wellness.