Food is medicine and the more we can all start thinking that way the better we will be. The food that you put into your body will directly impact how you feel and your overall health.
“Nutrients are the nourishing substances in food that are essential for the growth, development and maintenance of body functions. Essential meaning that if a nutrient is not present, aspects of function and therefore human health decline. When nutrient intake does not regularly meet the nutrient needs dictated by the cell activity, the metabolic processes slow down or even stop.”
– Perspectives in Nutrition, Wardlow and Insel
Food gives information to our body and has the ability to fuel us, heal us, and prevent disease.
It fuels us by giving us the energy we need each and every day.
It heals us. When we are sick we need to eat the proper nutrient dense foods to help our body recover and heal.
It prevents disease. We are all born with our genes, but the study of epigenetics is showing us that genes have the flexibility to express themselves with health and longevity, or with illness and degenerative disease, depending on environmental conditions. These conditions include the food and nutrients that are put in your body.
Proper nutrition is essential for optimal health and also if you are looking to lose weight. You can exercise all you want, but if you are not fuelling your body properly the weight will not come off.
Holistic Nutrition looks at the whole individual; physical, mental, emotional, and environmental. 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 diet of an individual to determine the root cause of his or her health issues. An individual approach to healing will be created. Holistic nutritionists are skilled at using the power of food to heal and prevent disease, as well as reversing nutritional deficiencies to help people reach optimal health.
Holistic nutrition can help with all health concerns including digestion, stress, anxiety, hormonal issues, arthritis, acne, eczema, high blood sugar, weight-loss and more.
When working with Clear Medicine holistic nutritionist, Allison, you will have the opportunity to work with someone who follows and promotes this understanding of health and wellness. Whole foods, non-toxic living, local and organic foods are fundamental to a holistic way of life.