Nutrition is one of the most impactful ways to affect epigenetic expression. Nutrigenomics is eating and supplementing to optimize epigenetic expression; strategically consuming nutrients based on the combination of genetics, goals, and lifestyle.
Nutritional therapy is uniquely based on a foundational holistic approach to nutrition that honors the bio-individuality of our bodies. I use specific tools for assessing the body’s nutritional deficiencies and correct imbalances using thoughtfully prepared whole foods, targeted supplementation, and lifestyle factors.
Nutritional Therapy is guided through the lens of the following six major foundations of health:
Digestion, Blood Sugar, Fatty Acids, Minerals, Hydration, & Nutrition
Eating a nutrient dense diet is essential, but you must actually absorb the nutrients you eat in order to benefit from them. The autonomic nervous system, stomach pH, food sensitivities, macronutrient ratios & fiber intake are some of the factors to consider when addressing digestion. Discover all the ways in which you can ensure that your digestive system is working at its full capacity.
Digestion breaks down large compounds in food and liquids into smaller molecules that can be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Stable blood sugar levels provide consistent energy, enable metabolic flexibility, and reduce stress on the body. Increased consumption of processed foods & refined sugar in combination with environmental toxins and stress creates an unprecedented need for blood sugar regulation. Find out which types of foods are most supportive for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and providing steady energy throughout the day.
Healthy fatty acid deficiency is epidemic and plays a huge role in systemic inflammation, proper digestion, brain health and hormone signaling. Learn how you respond to the different types of fat and how much of each type are required for optimal performance.
Minerals help build bones and lend a helping hand in balancing hormones and many other key body processes. They serve as cofactors for enzyme reactions, help muscles to contract and relax, facilitate the transfer of nutrients across cell membranes, regulate tissue growth, and provide structural support. Identify which mineral rich foods and supplements can assist in the process of repletion.
Water is one of the most important nutrients. Water is required for numerous body processes and makes up 60% of the human body. Water plays more roles in the body than one can count. It is required for oxygen delivery to cells, lubricating the joints, transporting nutrients, regulating body temperature, removing waste products, and much more. Learn to identify the early stages of dehydration and devise strategies for maintaining ideal hydration levels throughout the day.
Good nutrition plays an important role in our lives. It can help guard against malnutrition and help prevent diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cancer. A diet rich in nutrient-dense, properly prepared, whole foods is the ultimate foundation of optimal health, whether you are just starting out on a healing journey or are looking to fine tune your regimen by using the healing power of food.