I love putting puzzles together, especially nutritional ones. I love being a detective and spotting the connections between seemingly unconnected things, like a client’s symptoms. These are the skills that are necessary to be a good holistic nutritionist.
Our typical client walks in with a list of symptoms.
Nothing life threatening or considered an emergency, and they usually haven’t responded to conventional medicine. But they are symptoms that prevent the enjoyment of daily life — fatigue, insomnia, acid reflux, digestive upset, poor skin, the blahs, or anxiety. Often blood tests reveal nothing that a doctor can fix and frustration ensues. But this is our special terrain, the areas in which we are very effective at helping people.
Often these conditions are caused by one or a combination of body systems gone awry. These might include: sluggish liver, poor digestion, unknown food allergies, missing nutrients, hidden infections, poor metabolic function, low thyroid, or poor adrenal function. These are the areas that holistic nutritionists investigate and correct.
We have many tools, including: vitamins and minerals, herbs, essential oils, homeopathic remedies, Functional Nutritional Testing and lifestyle changes.
Using these tools, we can:
- Rebalance nutritional deficiencies
- Eliminate food allergies
- Correct metabolic imbalances
- Rebalance hormonal problems
- Correct deficiencies
- Balance organ function
- Reduce the stress response
- Calm the nervous system
- Heal skin problems
- Improve sinus congestion
- Lift mood
We also refer to other practitioners, depending on the needs of the client, to correct issues that are not nutritional. Our network includes massage therapists, chiropractors, life coaches, and even gyms!
Being a “Holistic Nutrition Detective” challenges me to turn things around and examine them in my mind until I can see them in a new way, a way that makes sense of the whole situation. I love the Aha! moment, when symptoms crystallize and I can see their cause. Then, together with the client, we can find solutions that bring health, wholeness, and a return to the enjoyment of life.
Do you have a puzzling health issue? We’d love to put our detective skills to work for you. Contact us with questions or comments.