What's it about?
It's for you if you just don't feel like YOU
For instance, perhaps you:
This isn't a diet program.
We'll take a bio-individual approach (it's not a "1 size fits all" program!) to see what your specific needs are.
NOTE: this will NOT require, nor will I request, you eliminate or reduce medication. That's up to your physician and you.
This is NOT for you if
What's "holistic wellness"?
It's all about learning to feel your best by fueling your body properly.
Yes! It pertains to food.
But we'll also take into account things like:
What does it involve?
Together, we'll work together to help you understand the 6 Nutritional Foundations, and WHY the Standard American Diet and food fads probably didn't work for you.
(Which have you done? Low-fat? No carbs? Margarine instead of butter? Oy. I've been there.)
My goal is to help you get back to the "you"
Playing important roles in our bodies, minerals help our nerves work properly, help our tissues grow and muscles to work.
Minerals are important to ingest as our bodies can’t make them.
Zinc, calcium, idoine, iron, and magnesium are common mineral deficiencies.
Processed foods are lame.
They're convenient, but they are designed to be addictive (hyper-palatable).
We need whole foods that are rich in nutrients in order to fuel our bodies properly.
Without nutrients, our bodies become sluggish, tired, & just kind of yucky.
Do you have a problem with sluggish bowels, leaky gut, or gas and bloating?
Maybe it's heartburn or acid reflux (insert sad face).
A well-functioning digestive system helps to create a healthy microbiome, which is vital for our immunity, & nutrition.
Plus, it helps elimination of the foods we eat (poo & pee).
Do you need caffeine 1st thing in the morning?
Are you sluggish in the afternoon, needing a "pick-me-up"?
If you get
Water has many important jobs-it
Iced tea doesn't count. Neither does coffee, soda or alcohol. Sorry.
Essential Fatty Acids
Deficiencies in Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) can cause symptoms like
What we'll focus on.
The 6 "foundations". Usually, we'll just focus on 1 or 2. Blood sugar regulation is a common 1st place to start.
Certain systems in your body may need additional support. This may include help with
You may be asked to change dietary and lifestyle habits for a period of time.
You'll learn how to LISTEN to your body.
After 3 months, what then?
You'll have completed 2 seriously impressive intake forms, and I'll be able to use a comparison chart to show the improvement in your systems.
If you're comfortable going it on your own, no problem!
If your "issues" are persistent and need additional guidance, we can do that on another 3-month basis as well.
It depends on what you love & how fast you want to feel better.
Yes, indeed. If possible, it's awesome to eat free-range chicken & eggs as well as grass-fed beef. Lunch meat's not the bomb-it has lots of bad stuff in it. Bacon-if it's good quality-yes. :)
Yeah, unfortunately vegan "foods" are not foods at all, but chemical laden things created in a lab. It's possible to eat well as a vegan, but you need to be PLANT BASED, not convenient food based. I'd recommend starting with a documentary like Forks Over Knives to get you started or the Engine 2 Cookbook.
Actually, that's a decision to be made between your doctor and you. It's totally possible to reduce/eliminate meds for Type 2 Diabetes as well as heart medicines simply by changing your diet.
I'll answer this by telling you a little about my journey. About a month after a severe roll-over accident at 70 mph, which totalled our camper and SUV, I started losing weight.
Super, right? Until it wasn't. I dropped almost 20 lbs without trying, which is never a good sign. My heart raced as if I were terrified. One of my legs shook when I gave massage. Lab results revealed both items of which I believed may be the issue-HYPERthyroidism and pre-diabetes.
I was given medicine for the thyroid & told if I didn't take it, I may have a heart attack.
The doctor also told me to "cut back on sugar". What does that even mean? If I normally ate 20 Hershey Kisses but a serving was 4, does that mean that I could eat 10? That was cutting back, after all.
Oh yeah, & the meds had a side effect of SEVERE, embarrassing, welt-inducing itching.
It took meeting a holistic medicine practitioner for me to understand what might help me.
I was desperate and didn't want to be on meds.
It took more work to discover that I had low hormones (this was an MD test), a severe Vitamin D deficiency & Hashimoto's Syndrome (an autoimmune disorder).
Enrolling in the Nutritional Therapy Foundation helped me start to fix myself as I took the knowledge of what I was learning to heart. I was desperate too, mostly because I also wasn't sleeping. I did what I needed to do.
So the long answer to the short question is this:
I am taking only 5 clients currently (yes, I'm still doing massage & teaching!), so the 1st 5 who sign up are golden.