I am often asked how holistic nutrition differs from other nutritional philosophies. Simply, my focus is on the whole person and seeing the connections between your life, the way you live, and how it is affecting your health and wellness. As a holistic nutritionist, I do not believe there is one ideal diet. You will never catch me with a food guide, nor will I be counting your calories. Every person has different nutritional needs at varying times throughout his or her life. Learning how to eat well is about understanding your body and listening to its signals.

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"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."

-- Michael Pollan

 

A healthful diet is rooted in whole food nutrition with a foundation in plant-based consumption. No, this doesn’t necessarily mean a vegan or vegetarian diet, but a balanced intake of each macronutrient that can include high-quality animal protein, anti-inflammatory fats, and an abundance of nutritious vegetation.

Anyone and everyone can benefit from this philosophy, but I also recognize that nutrition is highly individualized and each person has varying needs throughout his or her lifetime. That’s part of the excitement though. Your nutritional intake can and should evolve as you do.

I work with clients to empower them to make their own decisions when it comes to feeding their bodies. There isn’t one cookie-cutter solution nor a cure-all way of eating, but by adopting a whole foods philosophy your health will improve.