What is holistic nutrition?
In a nutshell, holistic nutrition is based on the idea of eating real, whole food for supporting health. Seems simple, right? It should be, but we live in a world where food scientists are manufacturing foods to reach a "bliss point" with the perfect amount of sugar, salt, and/or fat that makes us crave these foods. In some ways, we have lost our connection to food and the idea that what we eat can have an impact on all aspects of our health. The nutrition guidance that we have received over the years has been conflicted, hard to navigate and at times based on biased information. So, holistic nutrition ~
- Is a sustainable lifestyle approach to health and wellness using whole foods. Whole foods are foods that are not refined, stripped of nutrients or highly processed. Some examples include: fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, healthy fats and proteins and whole grains (e.g., rice, quinoa, oats).
- Takes into account the whole picture of health for each individual, so not only which foods might be supportive, but explores if there are other areas in one's life that need support, like: sleep, digestion, stress management, movement, etc.
- Is based on each of our unique needs as individuals, and is not a one size fits approach.
- Explores one's relationship with and appreciation of food.
- Emphasizes foods that are seasonal, organic, unprocessed and local, when possible.
What is nutrition consulting?
The idea behind nutrition consulting is to work together to devise strategies, both with food and lifestyle, to help you work towards your health and wellness goals. We can work together to set goals and I can help support you to reach those goals by talking through challenges, providing information on the current research and offering nutrition and lifestyle suggestions and strategies. It is really a partnership, as I may have a lot of ideas, but you know what will work for you.
The goal is for you to learn what to eat for your body, how to support your lifestyle and ultimately how to listen to your body. It is a process, and takes trial and error, but the tools you will gain will empower you for life!
Why are at least 3 visits required?
Because it takes more than 1 visit to see change. Our work together can help you get past any barriers that have been in the way by implementing small changes towards sustainable new habits. This work can take time, so the minimum package includes 3 visits. Ultimately, making several small changes can lead to an overall big change at the end of our work together.
What if I buy a 3-visit package and want additional visits?
You can definitely do that! We can adjust costs as necessary. We can also add check-in visits as described on the Work Together page.
What does it mean to be board certified?
The holistic nutrition board exam is offered by the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board (HNCB) that was founded in 2003 and is a branch of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP). Board certification in holistic nutrition is an extra credential that illustrates an understanding of the therapeutic value of whole foods, a clean and natural food supply, environmental influences on health, and the importance of education and empowerment in helping people make informed choices along their unique path toward optimal health and healing. In order to maintain this certification after passing the exam, one has to be a current member of the NANP and complete continuing education units (CEUs) by attending classes, webinars, etc., each year.
New graduates who have graduated from an NANP-approved program within the 12 month period in which they apply to sit for the exam will have 2 years from the completion of the exam to provide the required 500 contact hours. Until that time, those individuals will use "candidate" in their titles.
Can nutrition consulting be used in place of seeing a doctor?
Nutrition consulting can be used as a piece of your holistic approach to health and should not be used in place of seeing your health practitioner or medical professional. It is also a good idea to consult with a qualified medical professional before making changes to your diet, lifestyle or exercise activities.
Can a Nutrition Consultant (NC) diagnose and treat disease?
Any nutritional program suggested is not intended as a treatment for any disease or condition. The intent of any nutritional recommendation is to support the physiological and biochemical processes of the human body and not to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. You should always consult with a qualified medical professional before making changes to your diet, prescription medication, lifestyle or exercise activities.
Can an NC order blood work?
An NC is not a licensed health practitioner and cannot order blood work. I can review any current blood work test results that you have had done, provide potential follow up questions for your doctor/medical practitioner, and provide information on the various tests that are available based on the current research.
Does an NC recommend supplements?
I work with food first, and for some clients, additional support using herbs, vitamins and/or minerals depending on each person's needs and their situation, may be options as well. It is really up to the client.
What are the payment and cancellation policies?
Payment is due at the end of the intake session. Liv rejuvenated accepts: cash, check, or credit card.
If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please notify me 48 hours before your visit.