What is holistic nutrition, anyway?
Holistic nutrition uses a whole-person approach to health and healing. It recognizes that poor nutrition can be one of the major contributors to a wide range of health issues. It uses clinically proven nutritional education as it’s primary tool and emphasizes the building of health and disease risk-reduction by approaching each person as a unique individual. This requires full engagement of the individual in their health recovery process and also includes lifestyle evaluation and modifications with the goal of achieving better health.
When you think about it, our bodies weren’t ever meant to eat highly processed foods. Think about all of the other species in the world. Wouldn’t it be weird to see a deer eating a bag of Doritos? And yet, our species and culture has been conditioned to think that these are foods. Now think of the foods offered at a typical gas station…other than perhaps an overripe banana or apple in a basket, you’ll be hard pressed to find any REAL food in there. We’ve forgotten what real, whole food is and how imperative it is to our long lasting health. No wonder so many of us are sick!