What is Holistic Nutrition?

We are what we eat. It really is that simple.

How do you feel after a big dinner? Or how about after having that sweet and sugar-filled dessert you probably shouldn’t have indulged in. I’m guessing you feel bloated, sluggish, tired…and that list goes on and on.

Okay, now how do you feel after a balanced, healthy smoothie? Or how about after a delicious and healthy meal with whole foods? I feel amazing, light and happy. Truthfully, it wasn’t until a few years ago that I started realizing how much food directly impacts your mind, body and spirit.  

You may be wondering what exactly holistic nutrition(ist) means. Holistic nutrition focuses on a natural approach to a healthy diet and considers the individual as a whole. This ‘whole’ refers to the integration of body, mind and spirit. We should all strive to have optimal health and this encompasses not only physical health but also emotional and spiritual.

 The heart of holistic nutrition is FOOD. Not just any food though.  A holistic approach to nutrition encourages a diet that incorporates:

  • quality ingredients
  • organic, whole foods
  • locally grown foods (when possible)
  • nutrient dense foods

Nutrition is a basic component of preventive medicine. Diets high in natural and wholesome foods aid in the prevention of diseases, the promotion of healing and the achievement of optimal health.

I am so excited as I work towards my Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) designation. From the bottom of my heart, I want to help others, educate them on proper nutrition and really make a difference. I can’t wait to learn, soak up all of this amazing information and most importantly share it with you. The journey to optimal health is an amazing one and I’m thrilled you’re joining me along the way.

I truly believe Hippocrates, the Father of Western Medicine said it best…

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”