As a Holistic Nutritionist, I advise individuals, families and groups on how to improve diet, lifestyle and attitude to prevent disease and promote health. Everyone’s health is an expression of the complex interplay between the physical and chemical, mental and emotional, as well as spiritual and environmental aspects of one’s life. Professionals who are trained in holistic nutrition approach health and healing from a whole-person perspective. Using nutritional education as a primary tool, holistic nutrition professionals emphasize the building of health and disease risk-reduction by approaching each person as a unique individual. This requires fully engaging the individual in her health recovery process and honoring her innate wisdom by working in an empowering and cooperative manner to chart a course to optimal health.
A Holistic Nutritionist Can Help You With
General Health and Wellness Energy Levels Emotional Eating Digestive Disorders Gentle Detoxes Weight Loss Boosting Metabolism Pre-natal & Pregnancy Nutrition Stress Management Menopause Gut Health Meal Planning Understanding food labels
Why Is Nutrition From Whole Foods Important?
Whole foods, found in their natural state, are loaded with nutrients our bodies need to function correctly. When whole foods are taken and processed, they lose their nutrient content, as well as having chemicals added to preserve the food. This processing causes confusion in our body as it doesn't know how to break down chemically processed foods. Our bodies are designed to break down whole foods in a way that the nutrients are recognizable to our body and it can therefore absorb the nutrients from the food.
-Whole Foods- are close to their original state spoil faster are items your great-grandparents would recognize as food are often sold without packaging don't usually have ingredient lists, or if they do, have short ones are often found around the perimeter of the grocery store
-Highly Processed Foods- do not spoil easily are items your great-grandparents would probably not recognize often have long ingredient lists with unfamiliar words have little resemblance to their original state are boxed and packaged are found in the center of the grocery store
Numerous Studies Have Confirmed The Benefits And Effects Of Eating A Whole Food Plant-Based Diet
Some of the best research on disease, health and longevity very clearly shows that people who eat a whole food, plant-based diet have dramatically better long-term health outcomes than those who eat a diet heavy in animal foods. Did you know that heart disease, the # 1 killer in the US, was found to be almost nonexistent in populations focused on plant-based diets? These whole foods contain antioxidants that fight against aging and cancer. They also contain fibers that help restore health to the intestinal track. Numerous studies have proven that a whole food, plant-based diet aids in weight loss, improves insulin sensitivity, reduces blood sugar, reduces "bad" cholesterol, reverses type 2 diabetes and slows down cancer growth.