Jake Biggs's Evidence Based Nutrition Philosophy
As a clinical nutritionist and nutrition coach in Bondi Junction, Sydney, Australia, Jake’s nutrition philosophy is founded on the principles of evidence based individualised nutritional medicine.
Jake wholeheartedly believes that each individual has a different constitution; and each constitution requires personalised nutritional care and support.
Nutritional medicine is simply “using food as medicine”. The human body is an incredibly complex, highly organised, interrelated system.
Although nutritional intervention is Jake’s primary role, as a clinical nutritionist, he believes that the body is interconnected and hence he will be working with you on important aspects to optimise your health and wellbeing. These include but are not limited to enhancing digestion, hormonal management, stress management, sleep quality and incorporating regular physical activity. Jake’s nutrition philosophy is directly related to the human body being like a car.
Just like a car needs fuel to run, the human body requires energy to perform its various functions. In the case of the body, this energy comes from the food individuals eat, which provides energy in the form of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
Carbohydrates are the gasoline for the human body. Carbohydrates are like gasoline for the body. They are a primary source of energy and provide a quick burst of fuel when needed. Foods like wholegrain bread, brown rice, and wholemeal pasta are rich in carbohydrates and serve as the body’s primary energy source.
Dietary Fats as diesel for the human body. Dietary Fats are similar to diesel in a car. They provide a more sustained and efficient source of energy compared to carbohydrates. Dietary Fats ats are essential for long-term energy storage, insulation, and protecting vital organs.
Proteins as Maintenance and Repairs for the human body: Proteins are like the mechanics and repair workers in a car. They are crucial for repairing and maintaining tissues, building muscle, and creating enzymes and hormones necessary for various bodily functions. Proteins are found in foods like meat, dairy, and legumes.
Vitamins and Minerals as Lubricants and Tools for the human body: Just as a car needs various fluids and tools for maintenance, the body requires vitamins and minerals to support its functions. These micronutrients act as cofactors for enzymes, helping chemical reactions occur efficiently. For example, calcium and phosphorus are essential for strong bones, and vitamin C is necessary for wound healing.
Water as Coolant for the human body. Water plays a critical role in regulating body temperature, transporting nutrients and oxygen, and removing waste products. It acts as a coolant in the body, preventing it from overheating.
Balanced Diet as Proper Fuel Mixture for the human body. Just as a car requires the right fuel mixture for optimal performance, the body needs a balanced diet. A well-rounded diet that includes a variety of foods provides the necessary nutrients for overall health and well-being.
Maintenance and Regular Check-ups for the human body. Like a car needs regular maintenance and check-ups, the body requires consistent attention to nutrition. Proper diet, exercise, and regular medical check-ups are essential for maintaining health.
Overloading and Breakdowns for the human body. Overloading a car with too much fuel or driving it too hard can lead to breakdowns. Similarly, overeating or consuming excessive unhealthy foods can lead to health problems like obesity and chronic diseases.
Fuel Efficiency for the human body. Just as cars aim for fuel efficiency, the body strives for energy efficiency. The body stores excess energy as fat for future use, but if there is a surplus of energy intake over a prolonged period, it can lead to weight gain.
The human body is directly like a car with nutrition as a way to understand the importance of providing the right fuel (nutrients) for optimal performance and longevity. Just as a car needs various components to function correctly, the body relies on a balanced diet with carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water to maintain health and well-being.
Jake’s consultative approach as a clinical nutritionist in Bondi Junction, Sydney is one that encapsulates empowerment, positivity and improving self confidence. Jake’s nutrition philosophy is based on providing scientifically researched nutrition intervention; but also providing ongoing nutrition education to facilitate the health progressions towards your health and body composition goals. He believes that nutrition education is essential for long term health and vitality. So for Jake, his goal is for his clients to become their own nutrition and health expert.
It might sound very strange and surreal but it is the happiest days for Jake when his clients tell him that they do not need to see him anymore because they have become their own nutrition and health expert with working long term with him. Jake’s goal is for his clients to not become reliant on him, but to be empowered to make exceptional health choices to lead their happiest and healthiest life.