Posts tagged Integrative Nutrition
The 5 Aspects Of Holistic Health And Why They Are So Important

Holistic health or holistic healing is often defined as a form of healing that looks at the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. This kind of holistic healing often involves multiple complimentary medicines and alternative healthcare practices that can overlap with modern-day western medicine, but will go beyond the singular treatment of symptoms to support more than just the body.

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CBD For Anxiety: How This Natural Oil Can Calm Your Nerves

As a holistic dietitian and herbalist, I believe in the power that plants can have in supporting our health and connecting us with our local environment. While there are many ways in which we can prioritize our health and well-being, I personally love what incorporating plants and herbs can do not only for our connection with our bodies, but with nature and the way we are so closely linked with it.

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How Meal Planning Can Support Intuitive Eating

It is amazing how disconnected we have become from this innate intuition that absolutely every other species has to feed itself. Somewhere along the way, we decided to complicate our relationship with food, turning it into something that is "good" or "bad", or capable of causing a great amount of shame. We began to use it as a tool for managing our stress and feelings rather than addressing them. 

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Could Your Gut Be Affecting Your Happiness? Breaking Down The Gut-Brain Connection

Have you ever had that feeling in your stomach right before you are about to give a big presentation? Or have you ever found that when you are nervous you lose your appetite? The gut-brain connection is very real, and while we all seem to innately understand and talk about it (I'm looking at your nervous stomach) from a young age, we still seem to underestimate the true effect the gut-brain connection can have on our health, and how we feel on a daily basis. 

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Stop Surviving Winter and Start Thriving: How I Learned To Beat The "Winter Blues" And enjoy Winter

I've said it before and I'll say it again, winter in New England is a mindset...not a season.

If you live anywhere in the world with harsh winters, you will 100% understand what I mean, and honestly I hope that we can open up a discussion about the very negative mindset that tends to overcome societies during winter, and the very real "winter blues" or seasonal depression that so many people struggle silently with.

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An Integrative Dietitians Guide To Outsmarting Cold and Flu Season

Over the years I have developed my own protocol for tackling cold and flu season, and generally helping to support immune function for those who seem to catch any cold going around all year long. So since we are now entering the most common months for getting sick I wanted to share with you a few of my medication free methods for keeping you feeling healthy, and preventing colds all winter (and year!) long. 

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5 Simple Steps To Better Digestion Without Removing Any Foods

You have all heard the saying before "you are what you eat", but really that just isn't true, you are what you digest.  You can eat all the superfoods, leafy greens, and healthy fats you want, but if your digestive system isn't functioning the best that it can, then your body is less likely to digest these nutrient-rich foods properly, and you are less likely to reap the nutritional benefits. 

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The Many Many Reasons To Add Pumpkin Seeds Into Your Diet

Pumpkin seeds or Pepitas are thought to have originated from Central America, but have since made their way into the diets of people all around the world. While they may still take a back seat to their popular sesame, and sunflower seed cousins, pumpkin seeds are one of the few foods that I eat without fail every single day, and recommend to many of my private practice nutrition clients. 

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Got Milk? How To Choose A Healthy Dairy Product

Dairy is one of those food groups that the nutrition community just does not seem to be able to agree on. Some people love it, some people think we should never consume it, and others are somewhere in the middle. I'm not going to lie, for a long time I was in the "I don't think humans were ever meant to consume dairy" category, and while my logic was based in some sound reasoning and research, these days there are few foods I would choose to take such a polarized stance on. Now my stance on dairy consumption is 100% based on the needs of the individual, and thinking about what is best for the environment. 

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