The Holistic Approach to Health
Holistic Health is taking a whole approach to health, rather than focusing on illness or specific parts of the body.
It means looking at the body as one system; understanding the bigger picture.
This is often looking at diet, sleep, mindset and exercise, but also looking at social connections, relationships with family. Essentially, health coaches think outside the box of conventional medicine by exploring the underlaying cause of the symptom.
The holistic approach to wellbeing has been around since the 4th Century BC, taught by Hippocrates who encouraged people to look at themselves as a whole person rather than just focusing on a specific body part or illness.
A holistic approach to health is essential to addressing the leading cause of the problem rather than just the symptoms. It takes everything into consideration.
It provides long term answers and solutions so that the client can take control of their own health and move forward and live life again.
The holistic approach is a fun journey of exploration and discovery… I'm certain you will love the journey to optimal health and vitality, as much as I love delivering it...
What is Nutritional Therapy
Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, optimal performance and individual care.
Nutritional therapy focuses on the overall nutrient value of a client’s diet to ensure they have optimal wellbeing and sustained health. The therapy also encompasses lifestyle and environmental factors that might contribute to dietary choices; equally it looks at exercise, sleep and mindset, and other factors which may need to be addressed for the client to move closer to their goal.
A common question asked is who might visit a Nutritional therapist? The answer is simple. Anybody from those that want to simply improve their overall diet, to individuals with more chronic health conditions.
What does a nutritional therapy session typically involve
Before the first consultation, the nutritionist usually provides a health and nutrition questionnaire for the client to complete. An initial consultation typically lasts 60 to 90 minutes, and in this time the nutritionists asks’ questions about current health concerns, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, medical history, family history, lifestyle, levels of physical activity, use of medication and supplements and diet. The nutritionist then evaluates individual needs and uses the extensive evidence base for nutritional science to develop a personalised, safe, effective and realistic (for busy individuals) nutrition and lifestyle programme which is in line with the clients’ personal goals and food preferences.