Alex Simring Bio
Alex Simring contributes to this website. Alex is passionate about all things related to living a healthy life. He has a special interest in nutrition and believes that healthy eating is the main way to prevent the onset of diseases. Alex has provided some great information about how to eat nutritious wholefoods for optimal digestive health. Special areas of interest include coeliac disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
Alex Simring currently works in the health related industry and has a special interest in nutrition. “We eat foods for a variety of reasons”, states Alex, “including for pleasure, and to provide us with energy, sustenance and nutrition”. Unfortunately, not a lot of thought goes into what kind of foods we eat. “We need to be more conscious of our eating habits rather than continuously eating on auto-pilot. We tend to eat meals based on social habits and for pleasure, rather than thinking about the nutritious value of what we eat”. Conscious eating means thinking about what we eat, why we eat and how we eat. It is the opposite of comfort eating and binge eating. At least thinking about our food choices will give some pause for thought and hopefully break any poor food habits.
Alex Simring’s education started at Annangrove Public School where he attended primary school. Alex won a music scholarship to study Cello at Sydney Grammar School (SGS) for high school. SGS is a school that has an excellent music department, however it is more renowned for its excellent academic results. Alex credits SGS with providing him with the ability to search for answers. He attended the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Macquarie University in medical and science studies.
Alex has completed medical training at Concord and Nepean Hospitals. He currently works in private practice. Current areas of interest include nutrition, fatty liver disease, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Nutrition forms the cornerstone of health, and is important in disease prevention. Too often there is reliance on medical intervention to fix problems which have been caused by poor food choices. Obesity is one of the biggest health issues in the developed world. When you consider that starvation and malnutrition is so prevalent in many developing countries, it truly is a travesty to bring major medical problems into our society by over-eating!
Alex Simring’s Vision
Alex Simring has provided a website that he hopes will provide useful information in helping people to make healthier food choices. Conscious eating is an important first step in using foods to create optimal digestive health. Food choices should place more value on nutritional content. Sure, pleasure and taste of food, presentability and comfort are all important features. Many foods can also create digestive problems – foods such as wheat and dairy can aggravate irritable bowel syndrome, and gluten containing foods cause small bowel injury in coeliac disease. Think about the quantity of food that you consume – do you really need to have the volume of food that you are currently eating? The ELF diet may be the most important dietary advice ever offered – Eat Less Food!
There are many hobbies that Alex Simring is passionate about! Some of the current things that Alex is involved with include his latest adventure with CrossFit. This is an a style of cross training which focuses on performance rather than appearance. Sessions last for an hour and are in a group setting with an instructor leading around 5-10 people. The workout of the day (WOD) is the main workout which the session revolves around, and there is a 5-10 minute warm up and 5-10 minute stretching session following the WOD.
There are a few tips on healthy eating which Alex Simring has recommended. As you read Alex’s work, you will probably appreciate that he has an interest in eating wholefoods. Foods which are seasonal, in their natural unprocessed state. Foods which are unrefined and which do not have additives of preservatives. The majority of food intake should be comprised of fruit, vegetables and legumes. Grains should be significantly reduced. Meat and dairy should only be consumed in small quantities. For example, lunch could be a large salad of roast vegetables and meat could be added as a garnish. Think of the food you eat based on the nutritional content. Have superfoods which are packed with anti-oxidants, full of colour and full of nutrition.