Wellness

4 Reasons to Start Holistic Nutrition


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Better Weight Management than regular dieting

woman with healthy eating and diet Holistic nutrition allows you to stop dieting and start living. Using an  individualized strategy including diet, supplements and lifestyle changes will ease you into a healthier lifestyle. A lifestyle approach that incorporates each individual’s likes, dislikes and way of life is the best way to take the weight off and keep it off. Sometimes hormone balancing and food allergy solutions are also necessary. 

Stress and Fatigue

Holistic Nutrition helps minimize the effects of busy lifestyles wreak havoc with our bodies. Learning to support your body by feeding it the nutrients necessary for a healthy nervous system, allows you to get the most out of life! food-nutritious-meal

Digestive Troubles

Prescription and over the counter medications only mask medical symptoms, and do not resolve the cause of the problem. Relief can be obtained with the help of some simple holistic changes to the diet and way of eating, along with some very effective food-based supplements aimed at promoting healing of the whole digestive system.

Health Conscious

A good holistic nutritionist would help you weed out the good sources of information from the unreliable. A thorough nutritional and lifestyle assessment is used to pinpoint areas of imbalance, and recommendations for changes in diet, supplements and lifestyle are aimed at achieving balance.

Convinced? Contact us and find out how you can make the switch to holistic nutrition.

Wellness

Importance of Water Intake


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Proper hydration will help one to feel more comfortable exercising and will enable more benefits from exercise and nutrition.

Why is it so important to drink water?  Why do we need to increase water intake with exercise?  Water makes up much of your body weight and is involved in many of the bodily functions.  In general, it helps your brain to function, regulating body tempwaterglasserature and flushes out waste from your body.

Water helps to create saliva and contains small amounts of electrolytes, mucus and enzymes.  This enables proper breakdown, and the dissolving of vitamins and minerals, and the delivery of these components throughout the body, proper digestion, and then enables waste elimination.

Water regulates your body temperature.  During physical activity, especially when you are in higher temperatures or are sweating more you need to increase your fluid intake.

Water protects your tissues, spinal cord and joints by lubrication and cushioning. Certain conditions can be very much affected by water intake such as constipation, exercise-induced asthma, urinary tract infections, and hypertension.

Being adequately hydrated allows optimal performance, with a positive affect on strength, power and endurance.   The optimal performance is also applicable to cognitive function, not having enough water can have a negative impact on focus, alertness and short-term memory.  Dehydration can result in fatigue, confusion and anxiety.

Water improves blood oxygen circulation.  Water carries nutrients and oxygen throughout the body, improving blood oxygen circulation.  Overall this can be a boost to your metabolism, which can have a positive impact on energy level.   Many people just drink water when they feel thirsty, studies show that thirst is a symptom of 1 – 2% dehydration.  * As a baseline the standard guideline for daily water intake is 8 glasses – there are many variances– for age, body size, climate, activity level and the amount of water one gets from their dietary choices.

https://www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health/Nutrition-Month/Nutrition-Month.aspxhttps://www.news-medical.net/news/20120218/Even-mild-dehydration-affects-mood-energy-level-and-ability-to-think-clearly.aspx

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Introduction to Holistic Nutrition


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What is Holistic Nutrition?

Nutritious meal prepping with veggies and fruitsOur bodies are constantly exposed to toxins, whether in the food we eat or the air we breathe. Individuals don’t realize how nutrient-deprived they are or how often the major organs suffer from toxic overload. The symptoms of not feeling optimal are the body’s way of telling us that balance needs to be restored. The holistic approach to nutrition looks at these symptoms in order to determine the underlying cause. The cause of these symptoms is what holistic nutrition works to correct.

Holistic nutrition focuses on the consumption of natural, wholesome foods and the elimination of toxins from our bodies. The deficiencies and imbalances suffered by our bodies are addressed through changes in diet, supplementation and other positive lifestyle changes. Since the root cause of many symptoms is often nutrition related, once the body is provided with a strong nutritional foundation, it often heals itself.

What is the difference between a Holistic Nutritionist and a Dietitian?

Healthy holistic breakfast with pearBoth believe that nutrition plays an essential role in overall health, but a holistic nutritionist works on the body as a whole. A dietitian generally provides nutritional advice solely as it relates to a medical diagnosis, even though some people experience different symptoms with the same disease. With a holistic nutritionist, consultations are based on individual symptoms and imbalances.

Healthy Recipes

Classic Quinoa


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In our honest opinion, Quinoa is the best alternative to its many competitors, especially white rice. The herbaceous annual plant can run circles around rice with its unbeatable benefits. This post is all about how to cook some classic quinoa, and why its one of the world’s most popular health foods!

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