How can a Registered Holistic Nutritionist help me?
As CSNN Graduates, first and foremost we are educators in wellness and illness prevention. The comprehensive training we have taken is focused on sciences, body functions and symptoms, sustainable local foods, food production and processes, supplements, healthy lifestyle practices, and the connection between the body, mind and spirit. With education on the functions of the digestive, immune, hormonal and other whole-body systems we have been trained to recognize food intolerance and allergies, blood sugar fluctuations, nutritional deficiencies and causes of inflammation, which are factors in many health conditions.
Some of the courses that are included in the Holistic Nutrition Diploma at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition are:
These courses were followed by a practicum for hands on experience and a final exam. With the comprehensive education and training a Registered Holistic Nutritionist has, they are not only great for one-on-one consultations they are also valuable resources for corporations. We can help reduce employee sick days and employee health care costs by addressing the effects of stress and preventing many common health ailments, including seasonal cold and flu. By helping employees regain vitality and wellness, Holistic Nutritional Consultant professionals graduating from CSNN support a healthier and happier workforce that benefits all.
Here are the main areas that I help my clients with, you can click through
each section my website to learn more:
1. Hormonal Imbalance
Have you been dealing with acne, weight gain, hair growth, mood changes, and/or a low sex drive; let me tell you that you are not alone. Dealing with hormones can be on going learning experience once you learn to read the signs and signals your hormones give you. Hormones are responsible for many of our bodies processes and functions. Hormonal imbalances do not only affect women they affect people of all ages. Hormones are not only important during puberty, pregnancy, menopause and “man”opause but all throughout life. Want to build your confidence, stamina, vitality back. My article “Lets Talk Hormones” goes over a few processes that hormones are involved in and some symptoms that are common in hormonal imbalance.
2. Increasing energy
It can be tough to get motivated when you’re always so lethargic and tired. Being so exhausted that all you want is a nap on the couch. I know when I feel this way it is hard to focus and get anything productive done. Whether you wake up slow and in a bad mood or by 3 o’clock in the afternoon you’re fully ready for and eight hour nap we can work together to support your energy metabolism to help bring you back to the vibrant authentic person you know you are.
3. Stressed out
Are you dealing with the physical symptoms of stress, yes I said physical symptoms. The fight or flight stress response brings with it a mess of symptoms from anxiety, panic attacks, lowered appetite, excessive sweating, headache, muscle and joint aches, trouble sleeping, fatigue and unexplained illness. Most commonly stress is stored in the digestive system causing stomach upset and bloating or in the muscles with tension. When the events that are happening in your life are causing you so much physical symptoms you are distressed, reach out! Together we can work on stress management an optimal nutrition for improving our bodies about ability to handle a stressful situation. In my blog I talk about stress management and how it benefits overall wellness, my favourite technique is meditation.
4. Digestive upset.
There’s nothing worse than uncomfortable and painful digestion. Perhaps you have seen your doctor and they have told you it’s IBS or it’s an unexplained chronic gastritis. Stomach upset, gas, chronic heartburn, constipation, being so bloated that wearing pants is the last thing you want; these feelings just leave you feeling awful! We can work together while I guide you to find the root causes of these digestive problems, heal the gut and increase nutrition absorption.
5. Fad diets are not working.
Have you been trying to lose weight feels but like nothing works for you? When you look in the mirror you end up pulling yourself apart. Do things like getting dressed and shopping become emotional experiences causing you to feel helpless, I have been there and it is not fun. I used to feel like I was doing everything right using restricted diets and lots of cardio but still nothing was changing. Together we can find out what’s missing in your routine and how are you able achieve your goals in a healthy way.
6. Weekly meal planning
Are you too busy to meal plan and prep, are you tired of wondering what’s for dinner at 5 PM with nothing defrosted or ready to cook. Are you feeling like healthy meals take too much effort, having to look up recipes and buy special ingredients. Do your cravings get the best of you and throw you off track. Honestly, this is pretty common! Let me give you a plan that makes healthy eating quick and enjoyable.
7. Don’t know where to start
Are you confident in the kitchen, comfortable with putting together a meal but just don’t know where to start to making healthier choices. Are you wanting to start cooking with whole foods but don’t really know what they are? How do you know if the words on the packaging is marketing or a health product claim. Have you tried looking at nutritional labels but just don’t understand what they’re trying to say or can’t pronounce the ingredients you’re looking at. I understand that making the best choices for family can be difficult with so much contrasting information. My grocery store tour may be the first step in the right direction or you can check out some recipes on my blog for inspiration.
8. Eating for Pregnancy
Growing life can be hard! Whether you are preparing your body for pregnancy, have just found out you are expecting or have given birth to a little bundle of joy, eating during this exciting and scary time can be…well difficult. Are you wanting to improve chances of conceiving? Have you been dealing with morning sickness or a lack of energy? Are you worried you’re not getting enough nutrients for a happy, health babe. Click here and together we can create a personal wellness plan to best support you.
9. Fitness and Sports Nutrition
When exercising and participating in sports your nutritional needs change depending on your activity level and goals. Needs change if you are looking to build muscle and lean out for the summer season or increase muscle mass and build strength. It can be difficult when you are busy working, in school, play multiple sports or are building a family; to make sure you are eating right. It is especially important to keep up with a varied healthy diet when living a busy active life to reduce oxidative damage from physical and mental stress. Let me do the hard work and we can create a nutrition plan that works best for your routine.
10. Children’s Health
This can be one of the hardest tackles as a parent, guardian, auntie, uncle or babysitter. Food is something that can be controlled and children seem to figure that out quick. I get it, sometimes I have a thing with texture too. I have heard that some children won’t eat a particular food due to its colour and sometimes its just ewwwwwwww. But we want them fed, healthy, smart and strong. As our children grow we watch the seasons pass new nutrition requirements change for growth as they develop and puberty starts to become a scary future. Let’s work together to find the best ways to integrate more healthy into their diets, and opening them up to the world of food and what it can do for us.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou