Nutrition is a key component of health. If our bodies are not nourished through food and drink, we do not have the building blocks for healthy organ function, tissue repair, or cognition. At the same time, there are overwhelming amounts of information about what we should and should not eat. Nutrition Therapy helps you create a plan that best meets your own health needs.
Based on Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size philosophies, Nutrition Therapy works with your relationship with food. Specifically, it places your relationship with food within the context of all aspects of your health: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. What we eat is very personal. An integrative approach to nutrition works with your own likes and dislikes, health history, constitution, and more.
Intuitive Eating is a non-diet approach to eating. Instead, it works to build awareness of what your body is telling you about food. This includes learning to better notice when you are hungry and when you are full. It also helps inform what you eat, as you learn to distinguish different kinds of food cravings and how to honor them in a way that nourishes your health.
Health at Every Size is based on the research-backed principle that your weight does not determine your health. We can cultivate health at every body size and body weight, and focusing on weight loss often causes harm. Myths and social attitudes about weight have damaged a lot of people’s relationship with food, and working through that distress helps create space for a more nourishing relationship.
Nutrition Therapy will help you make more informed food choices and facilitate a deeper understanding of what you eat and why. Your Registered Dietician offers both compassion and expertise, helping you create a healthy personal relationship with food and nourishment.