Nurturing Healthy Strong Families
What and how we eat is a spoke in the wheel of health along with building strong relationships, practicing mindfulness, moving the body, and taking time for rest.
I believe that your relationship with food is just as important as the food you choose to fuel your body with. I believe that food is more than nourishment for the physical body. It is a gateway to connection with family and friends, it plays a significant role in our emotional wellbeing… and it tastes good! I believe wholeheartedly in the choosing whole foods above all else. I am inspired by sustainable farming, traditional foods, and cooking practices from both a health and a cultural point of view. My mission is to help make eating simple, realistic, and attainable for you and your family. My holistic mindset is balanced with modern western training and understanding. I am here to help you and your family to develop lifestyle habits that will be beneficial to your whole-person, mind-body wellness. I support and teach people who have individual nutrition needs and beliefs. You CAN be a healthy vegan, vegetarian, or prefer to live dairy-free or gluten-free and get all the nutrients that you need. Do I recommend dietary supplements? – yes, definitely, when necessary.
Here are some key messages that guide my practice:
Practice mindful eating. Being aware of the reasons why you eat and how you eat are the first steps to developing a healthy relationship with food. Be aware of your hunger cues and take your time to eat and experience the moment.
Role modeling is key – as always. Eat meals together; involve your kids in the kitchen whenever possible. Share your skills with the rest of your family. Sit down to share food moments with family and friends without distraction. Enjoy food and talk about your day. Avoid the opposite. Create a happy, stress-free family dinner environment. Learn to love good food and your kids will too.
Find balance. When it comes to food, there are two very important things to consider: taste and nutrition. Sometimes we forget that the primary reason we eat is to provide nutrition for the body. That’s why we can’t live without food or water. The trick is to find a balance between taste and nutrition.
I work with families in all different situations and with all sorts of dietary needs. My approach is customized to the goals and needs of my patients. My passion, experience, education, and philosophy all combine together to help you and your family achieve your most thriving expression of health together.