The word “holistic” was created in 1926 by Gen. J.C. Smuts because of the Greek word “holos”, which means “whole.” By its nature then, holistic nutrition is based on eating whole foods, but that is far from the whole story (pardon the pun). When you embrace holistic nutrition, you also embrace a lifestyle where small changes can have a huge impact on your overall health.
The simplicity of holistic nutrition makes many people feel they can do it alone, without the guidance of a coach. While changing your diet to eat only those foods you find in nature will give you many benefits, you will see even more advantages when a specific overall plan based on your lifestyle and needs is developed.
Getting back to why a holistic nutrition approach is such a good idea, it is important to understand the evolution of humans. The diet of early man right up to the past three or four centuries was largely the same with only minor changes that gave evolution a chance to catch up. Then, bang! Welcome modern civilization with foods our bodies have never had a chance to evolve to process. It is no wonder that health problems such as obesity, digestive issues, and other food-related problems have surfaced. By moving back to a natural, whole foods diet designed for you by a holistic nutrition professional, your body can get the nutrition for energy, focus, and improved health that it can process properly.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates
The body’s ability to function at its best depends on our ability to digest and absorb vital nutrients from our food. When we consume processed, refined and artificial foods there is an increased likelihood of developing illness.
With my personalized coaching and assistance, you can learn about how holistic nutrition is not a diet, but a way of life that is sustainable and, when combined with a fitness plan, is an integral part of disease prevention and feeling more energized and focused than you thought possible. What’s even more surprising to some is that you may find you enjoy your food more while getting the consistent nutritional support your body really needs.