“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ~ HippocratesNaturopathic practitioners and other holistic therapists recognise that, if you provide the body with the right physical and psychological conditions, it will be better equipped to heal itself. This is a most important point. It is a fundamental tenet of naturopathic medicine that the body is a very powerful self-regenerating organism. The human body possesses all the necessary systems for regeneration, rejuvenation and rebuilding. It also has an extremely efficient immune system, which is capable of fending off the most damaging invaders.
If this is the case, why is there such a thing as disease? The very word disease means that the body is in a state of dis-ease. It is in this condition because it is not being provided with the optimal conditions that it must have to maintain itself in a healthy condition.
Unless the body is provided with the right conditions, both mentally physically, and spiritually, it cannot and will not function at its optimal level.
We are NOT all the same, we are not built the same way, we have different bodies, therefore we surely should not all eat the same way? What is good for one can literally be poison for another, finding out how to work with our body and mind can make for a happier, healthier life in the long run.What is a Holistic Nutritionist?
Holistic Nutrition is a natural approach to health that uses evidence-based techniques for diet, lifestyle and detoxification. Instead of focusing on just one aspect of the person, or taking a one size fits all methodology, holistic nutrition evaluates the complete health history, emotional state, lifestyle habits and current diet habits of an individual to determine the root cause of his or her health issues. Here are just some of the issues holistic nutritionists help with: Disease prevention (i.e. cancer/osteoporosis/arthritis)
Low energy / fatigue
From there, the goal is to empower and educate the client into improving his or her health with the use of nutrient dense foods, natural supplementation and lifestyle recommendations.
Balance in life is most likely achieved when the body, mind, and spirit are working together in harmony.
Benefits of Holistic NutritionSustainable weight loss without restriction or deprivation
Improve quality of sleep
Increase energy during the day
Repair digestive complaints
Increase confidence because you know how to fuel your body
Nutrition for Age 50+Life expectancy has increased dramatically over the last two hundred years.
People are living longer, credited to factors such as advancements in medicine and the society in which we live. However, these extra years added to our lifespan are not necessarily “healthy‟. Often our lifestyle changes as we age, and so does our health. Our muscles and joints may stiffen, our mental acuteness may decline, and we may develop one or several chronic diseases, greatly affecting our quality of life. However, although we may all be leading more sedentary lives, and are constantly bombarded with endless aisles in the supermarket tempting us with high fat, high salt, and high sugar foods, people are slowly acknowledging and accepting the crucial role food plays and the multitude of nutrients it supplies for our physical and emotional well-being. Not only that, people of all ages are beginning to realise that change really does happen at home, and that we can all make radical improvements simply by looking at the contents of our fridge and improving our understanding and knowledge of food and health.
As a therapist I understand that eating well is not about dieting, but about being proactive – seeking healthy, fresh, and wholesome food that is tasty, hugely enjoyable, and accessible. Together we will formulate your personal goals and plan for a healthier happy you…Vegetarian & Vegan Nutrition
We are seeing a growing number of vegetarians and vegans, a rise of ‘flexitarians’, also known as the occasional vegetarian, means people are choosing to reduce the amount of meat and dairy in their shopping baskets to improve their waistline and to help the planet. Plant-based cooking is undergoing an exciting makeover as people forgo meat for a plant substitution and, as meat-eaters leave beef and pork on the shelves, the new ‘green cuisine’ is making strides!
As more people switch to beans and tofu, so does awareness of the importance of balancing meals, and in addition to the many ways in which plant-based foods can be prepared.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS
A vegetarian or vegan diet can be extremely healthy, varied, and diverse, although it is wrong to assume that a diet will be healthier by simply cutting out meat. The health benefits of a plant-based diet will only be enjoyed if the diet is balanced. As a Vegetarian & Vegan Nutritionist I can help you start your journey into the “plant based” way of eating.“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live”