Holistic Nutrition and Weight
Weight optimization can be a challenging endeavor for those who have tried several popular diets. Some may have achieved their goals in changing their diet, others may have found certain programs to be too boxed in and go back to old ways.
This is a typical pattern often seen when someone “goes on a diet.” This statement implies that these changes are temporary, have a beginning and an end and the program is simply to be endured until the desired goal is achieved.
Not exactly optimization.
Food and nutrition should be an enjoyable part of your life and have a lasting impact on your health, and longevity. Examining preferred foods and eating patterns can offer some insight into the types of foods one likes so that we can work together to improve the quality and nutritional value of the foods consumed as well as introducing new foods and healthy ways of preparing them. We can learn how to make better choices and allow for some of our favorites.
If you are confused about which nutritional choices work best for you, we can offer some guidance based on your current health issues, history and goals.
WHAT IS HOLISTIC NUTRITION?
The philosophy of holistic nutrition is that one’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 and being. As such, 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 by approaching each person as a unique individual. This requires fully engaging the individual in their health recovery process and honoring their innate wisdom by working in an empowering and cooperative manner to chart a course to optimal health.
WHAT DOES A HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST DO?
A Holistic Nutrition Professional advises individuals, families, and groups on how to improve diet, lifestyle, and attitude to promote health. He/she may work with a licensed healthcare provider such as MD, DC, etc., to help individuals with previously diagnosed illnesses identify biochemical imbalances and toxicities that contribute to poor health. Advice and support is founded on evidence-based and holistic principles.