Holistic - Concerned with whole rather than analysis or separation into parts.
A human body is affected by variety of factors – both internal and external such as – food, exercise, emotions, stress. As a Holistic Nutritionist, I believe that we need a balance of proteins, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to help our bodies reach maximum energy levels and overall physical and emotional health. Every individual is different and requires different amounts of these nutrients. A Holistic Nutritionist creates diets that match each individual’s nutritional needs. Also, a Holistic Nutritionist is qualified to design personalized diet and lifestyle programs that optimize health.
Making the right and healthy food choices can help to prevent many health problems including heart diseases, diabetes, obesity, hormonal imbalances etc. Holistic nutrition addresses digestion, adequacy, balance, and moderation for each individual. A healthy diet includes intake of right amounts of vegetables and fruits, whole grains, legumes, dairy, probiotics, oils, nuts and seeds. The quality of the food should be good, clean, locally grown or Organic. One should eliminate or minimize (as much as they can) the intake of processed and refined foods. Consuming water and fresh juices are not only beneficial to keep one hydrated but also it nourishes the body with nutrients.
Our body responds to the way we think and feel. When we are stressed, upset or under emotional pressure, our body tries to tell us about the symptoms which occur and we always tend to ignore them. A true healing begins with self awareness. Holistic Nutrition is not only emphasized on the physical body but also on our mind and soul. A healthy mind and a healthy body make true Wholistic ‘you’. So, A Holistic Nutritionist works on the client by educating them how to make healthy choices in their life by giving nutritional recommendations with the concept of mind body medicine -the relationship between the body, the mind and health. Spirituality, meditation, mindfulness, exercises, Yoga, proper nutrition and self care, can help ‘YOU’ - your body and mind in harmony to make you healthy and fit.
If you have symptoms of any health problems or disease you should, of course, be under the care of a medical practitioner. However, it is still a good idea to have the help of a Holistic Nutritionist to make the most of your efforts.
Changing a diet for the benefit of health is always challenging. Don’t be too hard on yourself for making mistakes; this will only cause negative attitudes that can actually make your health take a turn for the worse. Have fun experimenting with different foods. Enjoy making a healthier you.