If you are just now discovering my senior thesis project let me give you the gist of it. I am trying to create a visual food color system that helps to heal everyday discomforts with food. I have chosen 10 discomforts I will focus on, as of now.
1- Head Aches
2- Joint Discomfort/ Arthritis
3- Acne/ Beauty Concerns
9- Digestive problems (bloating, constipation, diarrhea, etc)
10- Female "Monthly" issues (Need a better name)
Some of the causes for these discomforts may overlap so my list may begin to narrow.
What Im up too now- The first discomfort I began to research is Headaches. I feel like this is one of the most common discomforts and can be a chronic problem for most people. I want to get to the root of the problem to create an anatomical visual to show people what is going on our bodies and then connect that to different foods that can heal the pain / cause of the headaches.
I have been discussing my topic with Melissa Manila, a graduate from OSU with a degree in human nutrition. She has agreed to help mentor me through our my thesis journey.
"Culinary medicine is fascinating and I really think it is going to be something that is growing in the next few years because Americans need to focus on changing diets to avoid nasty diseases and health issues"
Her knowledge on current books, blogs, articles, and professionals is really guiding my research in the right direction.