The foods with which we nourish our bodies on a daily basis ultimately create the foundation for our entire health. My approach with REAL foods addresses the WHOLE body. Without REAL foods, our bodies don't have the chance to achieve true health.
When our body shows signs of illness or "dis-ease", it's a clear message that something is wrong and unbalanced! Food affects so much - digestion, mood, thoughts, hormones, bone health, heart health and much more. We need to nourish our body so our body can operate like it naturally knows how. We need the correct food, acting as our fuel and nourishment. There is a big difference between nourishing and feeding - Are you nourishing yourself and your family?
My approach is with traditional food-ways, the ways in which we USED to eat and nourish our bodies before processed foods became the norm and before the money-hungry food industry took control of our eating practices with denatured edible products. It's not just about eating vegetables - there is so much more that we need to get right! There are MANY food myths out there and it's time to conquer them so we can be well! The "mainstream health" advice is preventing us from true health. It's time to think for ourselves and take back our health! I am here to teach you and guide you along your journey towards YOUR optimal health.
I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.
Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.
Here are some concepts that we will explore during our work together:
Bio-individuality™: The concept of bio-individuality is that each person has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background. I use a personalized, holistic approach to ensure that you will have great success!
Primary Food™: It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.
Integrative Nutrition™ Plate: The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and spirituality. I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!
You can learn more about my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Are you ready to start feeling better than ever? Schedule an initial consultation with me today!