An Education in Real Food
As a holistic nutritionist and traditional foods educator, I focus on educating clients about eating real food. This is not as hard as you may think. If you are new to all of this, it just requires a little strategy. If you are at the grocery store, real food is typically located on the outer parameters of the store. This is where you will find food items that have a distinct shelf life. Look for: seasonal fruit and vegetables, a variety of grains, nuts and seeds, wild-caught seafood, organic meat, cultured and raw dairy products and traditional fats. This is the foundation of nutrition and what we should all be eating, with respect to our unique constitutional makeup.
In my practice, I educate clients on the important of consuming traditional fats that have supported the health of generations. I also talk about the importance of consuming food that changes with the seasons and that is sourced on the local and regional levels. I work with clients to correct nutrition-related imbalances by creating meal plans that suit their individual needs. My goal is to support and educated clients as they learn to listen to their bodies, possibly for the first time.
Services I Provide
- private nutrition consultations
- food-focused nutritional therapy
- traditional foods education
- individualized meal planning
- cooking demonstrations
- nutrition and cooking classes
- evaluation of the body to help correct any nutrition-related weaknesses
Remember that reclaiming health is often a collaborative effort. As a nutrition consultant, it is important for me to provide clients with the information and skills they need to support their health and to reclaim lost vitality.
Health-supportive Recipes, Meal Planning, Cooking and Teaching
Many people approach me because their ND or MD has put them on a specific diet, and they don’t know what to do with it. Some people approach me because the advice of other health professionals hasn’t worked and they want to try a more intuitive approach, one where they are in control of their bodies and what they consume. Sometimes, I see people who are newly gluten-free or casein-free and they don’t know what type of food to prepare or how to get all of the nutrients they need with the limitations that have been imposed to their diet. This is where I step in. Using client input, I create health-supportive recipes and meal plans. In some cases, I prepare meals for clients, while in others I teach clients how to prepare traditional nutrient rich meals for themselves.
I have created individualized meal plans for clients that support: endocrine system imbalances; sugar control issues; fertility, pregnancy and post natal health; low breast milk production; food sensitivities and finding a healthy weight.
Eat Seasonal, Regional, and Organic Food
My nutrition philosophy is one that continues to evolve over time, but as I learn more about health and nutrition, this is what I recommend: The bottom line is, I encourage people to listen to their bodies, and to eat what looks good, smells good and tastes good with respect to their unique constitution. Eat seasonally whenever possible. Eat organic whenever possible. Educate yourself.
I encourage clients to take their health into their own hands and to read up on some holistic traditions that have medical and layperson perspectives. Be inspired by the healing philosophies of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine. Look at the research of Weston Price, Andrew Weil, and Elson M Haas. Keep an eye on movements such as the Slow Food Movement.
If you listen to your body half of the work is done, it just requires listening to yourself and following a plan.
If you would like to book an appointment or have me teach a holistic nutrition class, please fill out the contact form below.