Food and Health
Healing with Food
You may find yourself wondering if different food choices could help you prevent illness, help with an illness that is diagnosed or something you suspect may be going on. Yes, food can help you heal imbalances in your body that have manifested as symptoms, which we commonly call illness and disease. By going to the root of the problem, your body can heal. This work is what I call being a “health detective”. I use an integrative and functional medicine approach to uncover the root cause of an illness so your body can start its own healing process.
Food and lifestyle-related illnesses include diabetes, high cholesterol and blood-pressure, heart disease and arteriosclerosis, arthritis, immune-disorders, and cancer. Other very prevalent health issues are respiratory problems, allergies, food intolerances, celiac disease, digestive disorders, and GI issues such as colitis, Crohn's, IBS and GERD, as well as weight-problems, obesity, stress-related issues, sleep disorders, and infertility.
Basically, food is our most powerful resource and tool for well-being. We tend to think that much of our destiny is bound up in our genes, but scientists are now understanding that the way we eat changes the most fundamental aspect of us: how our DNA is expressed. This is incredibly empowering because it means that none of us have to simply accept the predicted consequences of our genetic makeup as inevitable — we do have the power of our health in our hands!
You will be guided in dealing with your nutritional concerns in a real world way so you can truly understand how food makes you feel both physically and emotionally, as well as how your food choices can help you prevent and reverse disease.
To best help you, I evaluate your health and food choices, patterns and habits. Then I teach, guide, and support you through a step-by-step process to create lasting change in your food choices and self-nourishment practices so you can find your own unique Path to optimal living. In a relaxed, professional, and non-judgmental environment you will discover how to take care of yourself in a new way and live in healthy balance — everyday.