The foundation for nutrition therapy is the belief that good health is based on good nutrition. In the absence of a healthy whole food diet, the body cannot and will not function optimally and ill health might develop.
This doesn't mean you have to give up everything you love to eat. (This seems to be the biggest fear when clients come in for an appointment.) And, if you have to give up a food group, it may only be for a while or it can convert to being a special treat food. If we find that your system is sensitive or intolerant to a specific food, after a few weeks you will quickly notice changes in your body. There may be less aches and pains or fewer auto-immune breakouts, you could start sleeping better or a persistent rash may disappear. For most, the benefit outweighs the sacrifice.
Don't wait for a health crisis in order to make a change in your nutrition.
During your nutrition consultation, you will learn about foods that can help and hurt you based on your current health status and goals. You will leave with strategies to incorporate the good foods into your life - no matter what your day holds: business travel, shuttle service for kids, office work, volunteer work, or all of the above.
Blood Work Options
A good baseline for nutritional needs can be found in blood work analysis. You may submit a recent comprehensive blood panel from your Primary Care Provider (PCP) or order the blood work on own. Here are some resources if you would like to schedule your own blood work.
Changes to Make Today!
Here are some small changes to make in your nutrition benefit your overall health.
Flouride and chlorine can have adverse effects on your health. It is essential to drink clean water that is free from chemicals. Check into water delivery, a whole house filtration system or buying water at your grocery store. Check the suppliers website to make sure no chemicals are added to the water.
1 Drink CLEAN water
2 Start your day right
Start each day with a tall glass of filtered water with lemon to jump start the adrenal glands, help promote a more alkaline environment and detoxify the body.
Think beyond yogurt, especially if you have environmental or other allergies, to kombucha, pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, coconut yogurt, probiotic coconut water or miso soup in order to support digestion and a healthy bacteria balance.
3 Eat fermented food daily
4 New morning routine
Before pouring a cup of decaf or regular coffee, try an organic 1/2 avocado, 3-4 beet top leaves, 1/2 beet, 1/2 lemon with peel, 3-4 kale leaves and a 1/2 an apple with 1T of psyllium husk and filtered water. Blend on high for 2 minutes. Enjoy! It's fiberous; it's alkaline; it's filling; it's full of antioxidants; it's great for you!