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So what is Holistic Nutrition?

Let me break it down for you!

I get asked all the time if what I do as a nutritionist is telling people to eat their fruits and vegetables. Well, yes that is a component to being a nutritionist, and it’s definitely a major goal of mine to inspire people to eat plant-focused foods. However, that’s not even scratching the surface of what Holistic Nutritionists do. The role of a Holistic Nutritionist is to use natural evidence-based practices to assess their clients’ needs, by identifying symptoms that indicate health imbalances. Through individualized health plans, lifestyle recommendations, supplement recommendations (if needed), meal plans and much more, I help clients understand the root cause of their symptoms and to bring their health back to a state of homeostasis.  


Plant Forward Nutrition is all about empowering clients to take responsibility for their health, provide education on how to make nutritious food choices and become advocates for their bodies, explaining how food works in the body, and much more.  


In tandem, we assess clients’ lifestyle practices such as stress levels, exercise, sleep routine, relaxation and monitor the clients' progress towards their unique goals.  

Here are a few of the many issues that a holistic nutritionist can help with:

  • acne/skin conditions 

  • dietary changes  

  • food allergies 

  • mood disorders 

  • cravings 

  • sleep issues 

  • fatigue 

  • lack of energy 

  • hormonal balance 

  • general wellness  

  • disease prevention.  


I like to explain it like this - each person is very complex, with unique root causes of imbalance. What leads each person to the same sign, symptom or diagnosis—whether it be fatigue, acne, PCOS or cancer—will be different. We each have a different set of histories and life circumstances that translate into something that has a similar name. This is the foundation of bio-individuality, and there are a myriad of factors that apply here.  


Think of it like this: how many recipes can you find for chocolate chip cookies? Each person and their complex of symptoms are as varied as those recipes. Everyone has their own unique recipe, with a different set of “ingredients” that led to a result with the same name.  


I don’t believe or promote quick-fix solutions, calorie counting or restrictive eating. My job is to guide and educate you so we can unlock your intuitive knowledge. You are your own best nutritionist!