A Holistic Approach To Nutrition
From the moment of our conception, our DNA, upbringing, life experiences, environment, nutritional intake, relationships and more are all interconnected and play a role in who we are and in how our health or disease manifests. Holistic Nutrition recognizes this uniqueness and understands that because of it, there is no one way of eating will work the same way for every person.
In holistic nutrition, we attempt to bring the diet back to one that is focused on whole, good quality foods and pure water. We use symptoms in the body as indicators of which body systems may be out of balance and make specific food recommendations, like our ancestors did, using foods for their specific nutrient content and healing properties. We also consider lifestyle factors as key elements of health and make recommendations to support overall healthier living.
The SAD Diet
The Standard American Diet that is stereotypical among most individuals in North America is characterized by high intakes of processed foods, red meat, processed meats, pre-packaged foods, fried foods, butter and high fat dairy products, potatoes, corn and high sugar drinks. This way of eating has been linked to heart disease, obesity, cancer, autoimmune dysfunction, metabolic syndrome and more.
Most of us are aware that we need to eat our vegetables, but our understanding of food and our connection to it actual function in our bodies is lacking. Where our ancestors would turn to a specific plant or herb for its healing capabilities during times of illness, we grab for a pill and continue to eat our processed foods and further hinder our health.
‘The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.’ - Ann Wigmore
What to Expect
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu
Upon booking your Initial Nutritional Consultation, you will be asked to complete two difference sets of intake forms as well as a blank food journal.
Your Initial Nutritional Consultation will be approximately 90 minutes in length. During this time we will review your intake forms and food journal and you will receive specific information regarding changes to make to your diet and lifestyle in order to support your health and wellness goals.
I like to focus on all of the wonderful foods and practices that you can add into your life and diet in order to truly nourish yourself. This is a time of learning and self-discovery and although change can be scary at times, the benefits to your health and happiness far outweigh the moments of discomfort that come with change.
Follow Up appointments are recommended after 3-4 weeks in order to provide additional support, assess progress and to continue to make changes as needed to help you reach your health and wellness goals. Packages are available that include Initial Consultations and Follow Ups to ensure that you get the support you need at the best price possible.
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