Holistic Nutrition recognizes and addresses a fuller or “wholistic” dimension of health and healing. A great emphasis is placed on an individual’s environment, interpersonal relations, emotions, and values in addition to his or her physical health and symptoms. There is no one size fits all approach. Rather, holistic nutrition acknowledges that each person is different in mind, body and heart – and thus requires a unique diet and lifestyle. It is believed that each individual needs different amounts and kinds of foods – of proteins, carbs, fats, vitamins, and minerals – to match his or her needs and aspirations to achieve health and well-being. A holistic nutritionist can help you understand your needs, and assist you in devising a diet and lifestyle plan that best fits you. The more we learn about our own needs and further aspire toward a healthier lifestyle, the more we can take responsibility of our own health and well-being.
There are certain holistic principles that apply to everyone. For example, we could all benefit from eating a more natural and whole-foods based diet with less processed foods – particularly refined carbs and sugars, and foods adulterated with pesticides, artificial preservatives and colorings. In this light, one way to help ensure you are eating a more “holistic” diet is to learn to cook for your self and your loved ones. Holistic cooking and nutrition go hand and hand.
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