What is a Holistic Nutritionist?
A Holistic Nutritionist is a health care practitioner, and part of the natural health community. Their focus is on balancing and nourishing the body, mind and spirit, primarily through nutrient dense foods, as well as considering supplements, herbs, and stress management techniques to attain optimal health. A Holistic Nutritionist will cover all aspects of your health, including your health history, current medications, emotional and mental wellbeing, current diet and lifestyle, stress, environmental considerations and more. A Holistic Nutritionist will listen to your concerns and use evidence based techniques to get to the root of your health concerns and create an individualized plan to gain optimal health. They also have tools to uncover food sensitivities and address vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Holistic Nutritionists work in partnership with other practitioners such as medical doctors, naturopaths, chiropractors, and massage therapists.
A Holistic Nutritionist considers the individual as a whole and encompasses emotional, physical and spiritual health. They believe that the nutrients obtained from food are essential for the natural processes that constantly take place inside the body. Their approach to optimal health uses nourishing whole foods, supplements, and herbs. Many practitioners see the benefit of incorporating mindfulness as well, to address certain health conditions.
Holistic Nutrition can help you with many health concerns like digestion, IBS, hormonal imbalance, PMS, eczema and other skin issues, weight loss, auto-immune disorders, blood sugar management and more.