Many people believe that holistic nutritionists are like personal trainers for food.
Unfortunately, this is a misconception that doesn't necessarily apply. Sure, holistic nutritionists can help you find ways to eat healthier and lose weight if that's what you need in order to be in optimum health, but holistic nutritionists will also go beyond food - they will help you uncover deeper beliefs, unlock your mindset and help you become aware of your conditioned behaviors that directly impact how you are with food and how it impacts your health. A holistic nutritionist will work with you and your body's constitution as a whole so it can function optimally on all levels including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. They'll teach you about what foods fuel your body best so that it functions well on every level possible - this includes teaching about which foods should be eaten more often than others or when certain foods would benefit you the most. Your holistic nutritionist will also help you create a plan that is custom and individualized to your needs and health goals. This may include helping you lose weight, gain muscle, reduce stress or anxiety, improve your digestion or any other goal that you may have.
The healing power of food is not just a cliché, it happens to be the foundation of health. Our body systems are complex and interconnected and what we continuously put into our body's will positively or negatively impact us. The nutrients we choose to take into our body becomes components of our cells, impacting function and genetic expression. If our body is deprived of a particular critical nutrient, our body will suffer do its best to adapt, often though leaving us with symptoms and or dis-ease. If our body gets too much of a compound (toxin, nutrient etc) it will also lead to symptoms or dis-ease. How we can find the balance begins with awareness, and that awareness can begin by working with a holistic nutritionist.
When we focus on what our bodies need at the cellular level, by prioritizing nutrition and eating according to how each individual cell fares in its own environment - things start improving! The shift towards holistic health and nutrition comes an exciting opportunity: To optimize overall health and perhaps get back some sense-of-control over life's most fundamental aspects such as energy levels or mental clarity. Nutrition can help our body's feel better and often look better too.
Doing it on your own and trying to figure things out, however, is an entirely different matter. You may find yourself overwhelmed and confused as to what direction to take, or what to do, or what lifestyle plan is best for your goals. The benefit of working with a Holistic Nutritionist is that it takes much of the guessing game out for you. Their education, experience and guidance can save you the trouble of researching, trying things out, and knowing which is best for you.
We are often inundated with marketing messages that this diet is best, or that diet will help you in (insert the way you want to feel)and it can give us mixed messaging.
A holistic nutritionist is a professional that specializes in finding the best approach for nutritional support using whole foods, supplements and lifestyle strategies. They understand and help you identify root causes of symptoms and create wellness plans specific to you, your lifestyle and personal preferences.
No matter where you are on in your health journey, working with a Holistic Nutritionist can have significant benefits. Here's a quick list of 3 Big reasons to work with one:
A holistic nutritionist has studied nutrition for many years to understand how your body reacts to certain foods, where your diet may be lacking, and the unseen connections between the food that we eat and our health. They are committed to helping you make better choices about how you fuel your body. Not only will they educate you on proper nutritional information but also work with you spiritually, mentally and emotionally. This holistic approach ensures that every piece of your health puzzle is addressed which helps give better results!
Michelle came to Sequoia Wellness Collective in 2021 to complement our services and provide comprehensive nutritional and lifestyle coaching and consulting. Her services include genetic analysis, lifestyle packages for optimal health, meal planning services and coaching. Michelle currently sees clients in clinic or virtually. Book with her today to begin moving towards your goals.
Michelle is here to help you navigate your health challenges using nutrition and lifestyle.