Feeling healthy is so much more than what you nutritionally consume. What makes us tick is a combination of everything, so I work with healing the whole person. Many factors influence your dietary choices and other lifestyle habits. What truly feeds and nourishes us comes down to primary food:
Primary food far outweighs secondary food. You could be eating only kale and quinoa, but if you’re not nourishing yourself on a holistic level, you will not feel vibrant. When our relationships get out of balance, when our work isn’t going well- all of this can activate stress response in the body…but they can also be a force for activating relaxation responses. There’s no secret formula – each person is unique. A nourishing life is built by a fulfilling career, loving relationships, an energizing and rejuvenating exercise routine, and a spiritual practice that soothes and invigorates. This is the fuel for happiness and balance. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.
The laughter, fun, excitement, and love of daily life have the power to feed us so that food becomes secondary.
I like to look what’s at what’s going on outside the plate because that usually indicates why something ends up on the plate.
Awareness is one of the first steps in healing. When we understand how powerfully our choices in diet and lifestyle affect us—for better and for worse—then we can make different ones. I’ll help you see the connection between what we do and how that makes us feel.
I’m like you–I don’t want to be told what I can’t eat because then I want more of it. What you include in your diet is as important as what you exclude. It’s about what healthy foods you can add in that will crowd out the bad stuff. Anyone who goes on a “diet” will eventually go off because it’s not a sustainable way of living. I’ll show you techniques and methods to make lifestyle choices that you can apply forever.
There are many concepts we will explore together, but here’s a sneak peak of some of my faves:
Have you ever had a friend follow a specific diet and swear by it, so you try and feel like you are starving to death and become a raging bitch? Or notice that dairy just doesn’t agree with you, consuming just meats leaves you feeling depleted? This is the concept of bio-individuality. We all have different body types, genetics, and specific food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. With this principle in mind, I’ll create a personalized, holistic approach to create a program that’s perfect for you and where you’re at in life.
The Integrative Nutrition Plate
The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and spirituality. I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!