WHAT DOES HOLISTIC REALLY MEAN?
When it comes to nutrition there is no ‘one size fits all’ list of healthy foods. While there are better and worse choices, a healthy diet and lifestyle looks very different for each and every one of us. That is because we each have a unique bio-chemical makeup much like a fingerprint. With all the different health advice and different diets out there, how are you to know what will work for your own body? That’s where a nutritionist can help, with Holistic Nutrition. So what exactly nutritionists do and what does
‘Holistic’ really mean? A holistic nutritionist thinks of the body as a whole, not broken down into parts. Our bodies are a system that works in sync. If one part breaks down we don’t treat it alone, every part of us affects the whole. Optimal health doesn’t only depend on what we eat and which supplements we take. A healthy lifestyle depends on good nutrition, good relationships, the right amount of exercise (not too much), and a healthy and happy connection between mind, body & soul. It is through all these things that we reach optimal health, but the road to ‘optimal health’ is different for all of us. Western medicine is quick to cut us into parts and treat us all as identical. Holistic nutritionists are steadfast in keeping us whole and treating us with individualized care.
Here are 3 weight loss tips you probably haven’t heard before, they are just a glimpse into the personalized system holistic nutritionists can create for clients: • Start every meal with 2 bites of protein. Why? Protein releases the hormone glucagon. This hormone is the antagonist to insulin. And as most of us know, insulin is the hormone that wreaks havoc on your weight and causes our bodies to store fat. • Wait 5-7 hours between meals. That means absolutely no snacking. This allows insulin levels to reduce dramatically, thereby allowing your body to get into a fat burning mode. This is commonly referred to as ‘Intermittent Fasting’. • Eat only one protein at a time. Avoid combining proteins such as eggs and turkey, or chicken and beef in the same meal. The reason for this is that all foods have different biological values. When you mix 2 different proteins you body can only absorb the amino acids from one food at a time (the food with the lower level of amino acids). Any ‘spillover’ becomes acid waste and an acidic body has a harder time losing weight and is susceptible to many other ailments and diseases.
Ruthy Tanenbaum BIO Ruthy Tanenbaum is a licensed Holistic Nutritionist and a Metabolic Balance® health coach, that helps guide clients through a unique, individualized road map with the Metabolic Balance® approach and through her experience and expertise. Thorough assessment, personal medical history, data collection, and her support and motivation will help anyone achieve their own version of health.