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No, its Not Just About Eating More Fruits and Vegetables.

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Modalities: Holistic Nutrition Therapy
Conditions: underactive stomach, digestive problems, allergies, intolerances, heart disease, cancer

Making a salad

When I think about the fact that my job is to tell people how to eat, I laugh a little to myself. What other species on the planet needs guidance on what they should be putting in their mouths? Squirrels don’t need a nutritionist to guide them through their eating habits, they just instinctually know that acorns are awesome.

Believe it or not, at one time, humans knew what they should be eating for optimal health as well. Certainly we had guidance from our guardians, but how did they know? Knowing what our bodies need to survive is an innate ability that, because of our disconnect with nature that we have developed in the last century, has been turned off.

And things get more complicated from there. Because we have lost our way and have started eating “pseudo-foods”, foods that have been so processed and “chemical-ized” that the body can barely recognize them, we have inflicted many a disease on ourselves. Once you develop an underactive stomach, crohn’s disease, food intolerances and allergies, or more seriously – heart disease or cancer, simply eating more fruits and vegetables just isn’t going to cut it.

Did you know that if you have an underactive stomach (which many people in the western world do, partly due to our very poor diets) and you want to get in more nutrients, eating more nutrient dense foods like fresh fruits and vegetables will have very little effect since your digestive tract can no longer properly assimilate nutrients. The digestive tract will need to be healed first through a combination of food, herbs, and nutrient supplements.

And that is where a holistic nutritionist like myself comes in. Foods, herbs, and nutrients are not just fuel, they are therapeutic and medicinal gifts from nature that, when consumed in the right form, in the right amounts for your unique biochemical make-up, can facilitate healing in astounding ways (and with little to no side effects!)

If you, despite your best efforts, are still struggling to lose weight, still bloated after every meal, still get headaches every 3 o’clock in the afternoon, it may be time for you to see a holistic nutritionist and get your body on the right track so that one day, it will be as simple as eating more fruits and vegetables!

If you would like to learn more about what I do as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, please visit my website at http://www.youreapeach.ca.

Last Updated Wednesday, 07 November 2012 13:09
This article was written by Ti-An DeMartines
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