About Me

Hello, my name is Jeremiah, and I'm a human being.  I've spent enough of my life surrounded by negativity to know that it's just not beneficial.  I simply want to provide whatever value I can by sharing my knowledge and experience.  I know how it feels to struggle with body image, low self-esteem and depression, and through my experience I've discovered how to find joy and satisfaction that makes life fulfilling.  I've since spent my life in search of how I can feel happy and at peace in life, how to love myself and others, and how to create a life worth living!

I'm a student at University of Idaho studying Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science.  Writing is not my strength, so bear with me.  This blog is a compilation of my various thoughts, hypotheses and beliefs about nutrition and life.  My general personal goal as it relates to nutrition is to use my knowledge of food to construct a diet that makes me feel fantastic physically, mentally, "spiritually", emotionally, and socially.  I also desire to live with the joy and unfiltered mindset that I once had when I was a kid.  Wouldn't you just want to live with the wonder, innocence, and freedom that you had when you were a kid?

My passions are nutrition, health, and wellness, and I live according to a minimalist philosophy, focusing on the essentials in life, which do influence my specific approach to nutrition.  I love the natural flavors of foods, and I don't need to prepare fancy dishes to absolutely love my food.  In the future I'd like to get more into cooking to explore everything that food has to offer.  I believe the most important components of life revolve around our relationships, passions, and health.  

You may have a slightly different philosophy, and I appreciate that.  I love talking with people with different perspectives because it increases my awareness and understanding of others.  I just hope you can find some value from the information and perspective I'm sharing.

As a kid, I was overweight and ate whatever cruddy food was available.  I felt sluggish, unenthusiastic, and depressed, with low self-esteem.  I tried every diet out there: low-fat; vegetarian; whole-food; veganism; low-carb; no-carb; paleo; and many permutations thereof.  I had psychological issues throughout childhood that led to emotional eating patterns, and I can binge with the best (worst?) of 'em.  I know how it feels to struggle with weight, body image, low self-esteem and depression, and the biggest help has been social support from friends and family.  

I've since spent my life in search of how to feel happy and at peace in this world, how to love myself and love others, and how to create the optimal life.  I don't claim to have the answer to life, or claim to know the optimal way to eat, because I feel it's all individual.  What I do know is that nutrition can dramatically improve our physical, cognitive, and psychological well-being.

Feel free to email me with any questions or blog ideas: minimalistnutrition@gmail.com

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