Why Nutritional Therapy?
So, what is so special about nutritional therapy? Though it is rooted in science, much of the time my work as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) feels like pure magic. We can prevent illness, recover from disease, and restore vitality by putting beautiful, delicious food in our mouths. How amazing is that? Not only that, but if we learn how to really tune in and listen, our bodies will TELL us which food we need in order to be our best and most vibrant selves. My job is helping you tune in to the magic.
First, let's talk just a little bit about the science behind Nutritional Therapy. Nutrition is the science of how living beings interact with their food. It also includes the study of the biological processes used in consuming food as well as the body's ability to use the nutrients consumed in food.
Nutritional Therapy balances source, processing, and function. We want to honor our bodies by sourcing the highest quality, most beautiful food we can. We do this by obtaining food that has been sustainably and kindly raised without the addition of toxic chemicals. We eat food that has been minimally and properly processed in ways that increase the availability of naturally occurring nutrients. Most importantly, we strengthen weaknesses in the body that impede proper digestion and absorption of nutrients so that they can work their magic.
nu·tri·ent (n(y)ootrēənt/) noun, plural noun: nutrients
1. a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and the maintenance of life.
Without nutrients, there is no life. And not only must we consume nutrients to live but we must be able to USE the nutrients we put in our mouths. So it is not enough to eat the most perfect diet in the world—you must also be able to digest your food and turn it into building blocks and fuel. Otherwise —twinkie or organic carrot— its all just gunk clogging up your system.
You might feel at home here if:
You want to love the food you eat AND be confident that you are feeding yourself the most nutrient-dense food available.
You are not satisfied with simply tolerating or suppressing your symptoms. You want to know why they happen and get rid of them once and for all.
You want a personalized, whole-body approach to wellness that integrates your personal needs, body-intuition, and health goals.
I have a special place in my heart for:
Independent thinkers and DIYers
The clueless and the desperate: end-of-their-rope, I'm-ready-to-try-anything seekers of a new path to wellness.
Those who find magic in the mundane
Organic gardeners, permaculture enthusiasts, and all forms of earth-loving, dirt-worshipers