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Whether you are only looking for ways of improving your diet and energy levels, recovering from illness and relieving persisting symptoms or are experiencing a general decline in overall health and would like to address possible causes, we can support you through dietary change and lifestyle modification.

Holistic nutrition is an emerging sphere of nutrition that encompasses not only the characteristics of food but also explores the quality of the food source and holism of the consumer.

Our body systems are designed to function efficiently thanks to the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. We were designed to be healthy, and we have an innate ability to heal ourselves. We remain healthy as long as our bodily processes go on unhindered, and as long as our various systems can efficiently use the raw materials that are needed to nurture, repair and fuel our body.

"You are what you eat" has meaning when we consider that nutrients from our food are used to build cellular molecules and structures and to replace worn-out parts and promote healing.

It is evident that the quality of the food eaten affects the degree of well-being experienced. Artificially created food or food grown under sub-optimal conditions cannot contribute the ingredients necessary to good health. Only natural, wholesome food can produce the degree of health that brings peace of mind and enjoyment of life.

In today's society, this requires constant vigilance as to what we choose to eat. These simple words: "live, natural, and good quality food " can serve as a guide to everyone wishing to improve their health. Awareness and understanding of the simplicity of our nutritional needs will inevitably lead to individual and collective good health. It is my mission to educate you on how eating live, natural, good quality food can be easy and improve your health and quality of life.

It is also very clear that everyone's body is biochemically unique, with a different set of life circumstances. Every person must be considered as a whole. Dietary needs may change due to age, weight, activity level, health status, stress, among other factors.

Examples of obstacles that may hinder health include but are not limited to nutritional status (deficiencies); organ system efficiency and inherent genetic weaknesses; food sensitivities and allergies; habits including excesses and toxicity; and lifestyle factors such as activity level. Your holistic nutritionist examines all of the factors which may contribute to your overall state, and her priority is to restore your health and quality of life with whole foods.

Examining all of the factors which may contribute to your overall state of health will direct the nutritional approach to restoring your health and quality of life.

As you ultimately hold the key to your well-being, the preferred method used in natural nutrition is the noninvasive nutritional symptomatology method of testing, i.e., your state of health and the symptoms you exhibit are used to give evidence as to your nutritional balance.

First, a lifestyle assessment is completed where we will discuss your main health concerns and relevant lifestyle information. Second, you will be asked to rate a list of symptoms. The symptoms your body exhibits on a daily basis provides much information about the current state of your organ systems and your underlying issues behind an condition within your body.

We do not diagnose but can determine the areas of greatest imbalance, and more precisely define the underlying issues in a particular system. A plan of action is then created and implemented to address the concerns one by one. Individualised eating plans may be required to address your specific needs and goals.

Nutrition may address the following health issues:

Acute and chronic pain, headaches, migraines, joint problems, digestive issues, anxiety, depression, insomnia, ADD / ADHD, allergies, fatigue, weight issues, hormonal imbalances and much more.

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