What is Holistic Nutrition Anyway?
A brief description of the principles of Holistic Nutrition and how this science and practice can take your life from good to great.
Holistic Nutrition differs from dietetics and other medical practices because it regards you as a whole being, on a body, mind, and spirit level.
Here’s an example:
Let’s say you were to eat the perfect diet (whatever that is):
- You exercise daily (sometimes twice),
- You stay away from junk food and alcohol on weekends,
- You have healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
You’d stand a chance at being a really healthy person, right?
But what if you’re doing all of this and you hate the job you work at, or your home life was toxic, or you had low self-esteem and were always thinking negatively. Would you still stand the same chance at being uber healthy?
Healthy food and exercise alone won’t make you a vibrant, energetic, thriving person.
There’s more to it than that.
Holistic nutrition addresses you as a whole person. It addresses the ‘more’—your relationships, thoughts and feelings, as well as your relationship to food and your body.
Foundational Concepts of Holistic Nutrition:
- All of your thoughts, activities, and actions influence your energy level and wellbeing. Each of these factors has the potential to increase or deplete your energy and wellbeing.
- Holistic nutrition recognizes the interconnection of emotions and physical symptoms. All physical symptoms, conditions or ailments have a corresponding emotional component and vice versa.
- Holistic nutrition is an integrative discipline that complements other natural approaches as well as traditional medicine.
- Holistic nutrition recognizes that everyone is biochemically unique. This means that nutrient needs differ from person to person. There is no one diet best suited for everyone.
- Holistic nutrition does not subscribe to any one particular diet. Instead, it promotes a sustainable way of eating, the consumption of good quality whole foods and responsible growing practices.
Often our food intake is one of the last things we look to for improving our health, when really, it’s the most important. All disease begins in the gut.
If you’re dealing with chronic ailments, food allergies, or random symptoms that don’t seem connected, chances are holistic nutrition is the missing piece to your healthcare puzzle.
Curious about what holistic nutrition can do for you? Book your free, no obligation discovery call right now to find out how holistic nutrition can improve your daily life and give you energy for years to come.