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A different pill for every ill. Contrary to what some may believe, true health does not lie in a pill box. In fact, quite the opposite; it’s all about the body’s terrain; that is, our physical landscape including our digestive, immune, and nervous systems to name a few. And who hasn’t heard the old adage “You are what you eat”? Our ancestors were most certainly on to something! So what is holistic nutrition, also known as natural nutrition, and why would you choose it? Holistic nutrition is all about whole foods. It’s about building and nourishing the body, cell by cell, ensuring all one’s needs are met without preservatives, chemicals or processed food until it is essentially dead. In a nutshell, all the body’s systems are interconnected so a healthy terrain is our best defence against degenerative disease and one of the critical components to a healthy terrain is consuming real, whole foods. The past 40 years has seen a sharp increase in degenerative diseases – in particular, cancer, heart disease and diabetes – we are becoming a very sick society. What our ancestors once ate has become unrecognizable through processing, genetic modification, pesticides and herbicides. Pollution and electromagnetic fields make up our environment. Xenoestrogens likeBPA found in items such as plastics, household cleaning products, toiletry and personal care products, and even our food, assault our bodies on a daily basis.

Homeostasis is threatened.

Homeostasis refers to the ability of the body or a cell to seek and maintain a condition of equilibrium or stability within its internal environment when dealing with external changes.
— Biology Online

It is the key to life, and failures in homeostasis can lead to diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Our bodies begin to break down. How can one restore balance to one’s body? A pill? No way. A healthy lifestyle with a focus on whole, real foods … that’s how one can strive for balance and activate the body’s own natural defences.

Holistic nutrition is truly a healing modality. Contrary to mainstream medicine - which often chases symptoms and fails to emphasize the significance of poor nutrition as a major cause of a wide range of health disorders - natural nutrition attempts to get to the root cause.

So what exactly is a holistic nutritionist you may ask?

A registered Holistic Nutritionist is a professional trained in Natural Nutrition and complementary therapies, whose principal function is to educate individuals and groups about the benefits and health impact of optimal nutrition.”
— Canadian School of Natural Nutrition

With a holistic nutritionist in one’s corner, one can navigate the complexities of nutrition in modern society. Today’s choices do indeed create tomorrow’s results! Through making informed choices and by taking responsibility for one’s own health, anyone can have a profound impact on their overall health and vitality.