What is a Holistic Nutrition?
Certified Nutrition Consultants can play an important role along side your primary-care physician. Doctors don’t always have the time or resources to help their patients build healthy habits or to change lifestyle practices on a day-to-day basis. And MD's are not trained in Nutrition. They have maybe one nutrition class throughout their entire schooling. I wish all doctors asked their patients, 'what do you eat?'. Unfortunately they don't. That's where we come in...
As a Holistic Nutrition Consultant (NC) I provide food and nutrition education based on science, and support people to improve their health. I provide advice on nutrition-related matters and modify diets and lifestyle to help manage conditions such as digestive disorders, diabetes, heat disease, cancer, overweight and obesity, autoimmune conditions, food allergies and food intolerances.
I will help you identify and eliminate the health issues you are experiencing by recognizing and understanding symptoms.
In a typical nutrition consult I will assess the your general health, family and health history, dietary habits, digestive function and lifestyle.
Then, I devise an individualized plan to manage and reduce your symptoms by addressing nutritional deficiencies, filling nutritional deficiencies through supplementation if needed, reducing the burden on the body from overly processed foods and managing lifestyle factors.
With the information you provide through a health history, and a comprehensive assessment, I will teach you exactly what to include in your diet and what to exclude from your diet, what the alternatives are, and then ensure that you do not miss out on any important nutrients.
In addition to all the consulting provided, I also provide you with recipes, books and the various tools you may need to assist you in achieving success in the program designed specifically for your needs and goals.
Making choices about your health can be a difficult process with the array of varying opinions and recommendations. Deciphering all of the information available is challenging and can be overwhelming and even unreliable.