Take the first step now, toward upgrading your health! If you want a more balanced diet, but don’t know how to change contrary habits, a holistic nutritionist can get you on course. Here are goals, concerns, and comments people often share, with which I can help.
Adopt a more nutritious diet
– “My diet is a wreck.”
– “My meals lack fresh, unprocessed food.”
– “I can’t give up foods I know are harmful to my health.”
Studies show that a healthy and balanced diet reduces the risk of chronic diseases. Poor diet and meager physical activity are linked to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis. Dietary improvements can also prevent complications associated with chronic diseases. Increasingly, people seek dietary guidance upon realizing the role of nutrition concerning health and aging.
Relieve digestive problems
– “I have intolerance to dairy and gluten.”
– “I frequently have indigestion.”
– “I suffer from irritable bowel syndrome.”
– “I struggle with ongoing constipation.”
– “I’m often bloated.”
Healthy digestion begins with proper nutrition. However, food sensitivities impair breakdown and absorption of nutrients. Such intolerance produces a range of symptoms, including bloat, diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, headaches, fatigue, psoriasis, depression, weight loss, joint and muscle pain, anxiety, forgetfulness, confusion, and distraction.
Common sources of food intolerance are gluten, dairy products, soy, and eggs. If you suspect intolerance is causing poor digestion, I can help you pinpoint personal triggers. Toward this end, an elimination diet can be instrumental, omitting questionable foods for 23 days, to see if symptoms abate. It takes this long for antibodies to retreat after they’ve sighted allergens.
Feel more energetic
– “I’m always tired.”
– “I don’t handle stress well.”
– “I’m often depressed.”
Balanced foods promote vitality, fortifying you against fatigue, tension, and distress. Nutritious choices also empower your immune system to resist bacteria and viruses, by stimulating your natural self-healing mechanisms.
After evaluating your diet and lifestyle, I can suggest changes that offset stress, strengthen immunity, increase alertness, brighten your outlook, and raise your energy level.
NEWSFLASH! Studies show that beneficial gut bacteria improve mental health. Read this article: Taking care of your health includes supporting your intestinal flora.
Better weight management
– “I’m unhappy with my current weight.”
– “My weight is stuck at a plateau.”
– “Restrictive diets don’t work for me.”
The best weight loss strategy is a nutritious diet. You must heed your body’s needs, while not turning to food for emotional comfort. For a weight loss plan to work, it must incorporate realistic goals. It should also spark your motivation and excitement!
If you struggle in this area, I’ll partner with you to overcome hindering influences. I’ll design a personalized program that you can sustain long-term. I’ll also guide you toward maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Improve skin health
– “I want to clear up my acne.”
– “I suffer from psoriasis and have yet to find effective treatments.”
– “I don’t know how to obtain relief from eczema.”
Our skin reflects what we eat. Acne, psoriasis, and eczema can mirror a toxic internal state. When the liver, intestines, and kidneys are overloaded with toxins, the pollutants irritate the skin. Stress is another cause of skin inflammation. Fortunately, our skin is designed to renew itself. However, it must have certain nutrients to complete the process. Dietary and lifestyle adjustments promote healthy, glowing skin.
NEWSFLASH! Psoriasis is aggravated by inadequate sleep, negative thinking, stress, and nutritional deficiencies. If you have psoriasis, read this article: Does nutrition affect the development of psoriasis?
Eat well while pregnant and nursing
– “I’m pregnant and want my baby to be healthy.”
– “I want my child to receive the maximal benefits from nursing.”
– “I’m having difficulty returning to my pre-pregnant weight.”
Pregnancy exerts greater nutritional and energy demands on a woman’s body. Additionally, normal fetal development requires specific nutrients. A healthy diet reduces maternal fatigue, lowers the risk of pregnancy complications, and facilitates weight loss after childbirth. Nutritious food also optimizes breastfeeding.
Note : For a woman trying to conceive, I design a fertility diet, emphasizing nutrients vital for hormone function, egg viability, blood vitality, and fetal development. A fertility diet also lowers the risk of pregnancy complications, such as miscarriage, gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia.