After almost 15 years working as a holistic nutritionist, I still have a hard time getting peope who do not know me to understand what I do.
Holistic means to take a clinical look at the whole person. This includes a thorough nutrition assessment from food allergies and intolerances to medical diagnosis and history, pertinent lab work, and diagnostic testing, finances, taste buds, time to shop, eat, cook- who shops, who cooks- who you eat with, medications and dietary supplements you take, and more.
Most importantly, based on comprehensive information about you- me, you, and the computer work out a plan that is specific and therapeutic for YOU. It is customized, not a one-size-fits-all handout or a cookie-cutter diet. The focus is instead on lifestyle.The primary reasons people come in for consults are:
Believe it or not, most of our health problems have roots deep in nutrition. Many drugs can in the right hands have a non-presciription alternative or therapy available. Also, many drugs can be complemented by a non-prescription supplement or way of eating to reduce the dose and side effects.
I see men and women often for weight loss, cholesterol, fatigue, depression, anxiety, hormonal changes, IBS, insomnia, constipation, diabetes, as well as children with focus, eating, and obesitiy issues.
Remember you are what you eat. Drugs are not always the answer. Conventional medicine can save your life but it can also cause problems if not utilized with a comprehensive holistic approach.