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Why is nutrition important?

We are what we eat. Nutrition is important to every area of human life – it is our fuel. The foods we eat and our ability to digest them properly are at the foundation of our beings. In the absence of quality nourishment good health gives way to disease, brain function diminishes, and the ability to live spiritually weakens.

Nutrition becomes paramount as we consider the toxic environment we live in today. We are now faced with a burden that humans have not confronted before. To help manage the daily burden it is imperative to eat foods that will provide clean sources of fuel without further bogging down the body. Whole, organic, seasonal foods offer a significant amount of nutrients not found in foods that have been processed or denatured. The body absorbs and utilizes vitamins, minerals, and essential fats from food sources much better than from supplement sources; although supplementation is becoming increasingly more necessary for many who need added support due to toxic overload. Knowing what to eat and what not to eat is becoming more important each day, as we continue to live in a stressful, toxic world.

There is no one diet or eating plan that will suit everyone nor is everyone in need of the same nutritional requirements.  



Commercial Food versus Natural Diet

Pet food is an 11 billion dollar a year industry in the US alone. Many pet food manufacturers take waste products from the human food industry and turn them into profit. Most brands, from supermarket foods to so-called premium pet foods, use inferior if not downright disgusting ingredients as well as artificial flavorings, colorings, preservatives and other chemicals which have been proven to have harmful effects on the health of our companions.

Our body innately understands whole foods, herbs, and chemical free, Non-GMO  ingredients. Once we incorporate this understanding into our own and our pet’s nutritional plans, we all begin to flourish and thrive. The Vital Force of the body strengthens and the immune system has the potential to become strong enough to ward off illness and disease.

In our sessions, a unique wellness plan is discussed and how to incorporate this into your pet’s and your daily meals.



What is holistic nutrtion?

By definition the word “holistic” refers to the integration of body, mind and spirit. Holistic nutrition strives to bring balance to all of these aspects of the human being. The holistic view sees the human body as a whole unit with intricate systems that depend on one another to operate optimally and efficiently. At a fundamental level, holistic nutrition focuses on the biochemistry of the human body, and recognizes the importance of creating balance if imbalances exist.

Food is the foundation of holistic nutrition. With an emphasis on quality ingredients, a holistic eating lifestyle consists of organic, whole foods that are grown locally and enjoyed in-season. A key element of holistic eating is to incorporate foods that are nutrient-dense while avoiding foods that have been depleted of their nutrient content, such as processed foods or foods that have been degraded during growth and/or preparation.

Proper nutrition is the basis for optimum health and well being. Holistic nutrition is the natural approach to developing a healthy balanced way of eating while taking into account the person as whole. Holistic nutrition is considered to be part of holistic health..

Holistic nutrition focuses on:

   Educating yourself on basic nutritional terms

Incorporating natural and organic foods
Overcoming obstacles in practicing holistic nutrition
Creating simple holistic menus
Developing a customized holistic diet
Addressing the role of natural holistic supplements
Reviewing the latest nutritional studies
Addressing chronic health conditions with holistic nutrition

The basics of holistic nutrition:

Food not only provides the energy needed to function in our daily lives but constantly supplies the nutrients which are required to build and regenerate body tissue, bone, muscle, fat and blood. The nutrients in food are also necessary to produce substances for the chemical processes that take place in our bodies millions of times a day.  

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