The practice of integrative nutrition takes a holistic approach to wellness that is the foundation for optimal health, taking into account the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle and mental health.
Integrative and functional nutrition goes beyond basic dietary guidelines by incorporating digestive health and root causes for imbalance, while looking at environmental impact, genetic predisposition, including physiological, and psychological factors. Nutrition and lifestyle can impact us in many ways.
When our lifestyles, nutrition and environment is not in balance with our needs, it can affect our physical and mental wellbeing. Our thinking and cognitive functioning can be impacted with fogginess, mental lethargy, depression, anxiety or distractability. It can also impact how our body feels. We may feel tired, our muscles ache or we have little energy to do things. We can also be impacted through our senses, by feeling even more hyper-sensitive to our surroundings and our ability to cope with the impact to our senses. Many NeuroDivergent people are hyper-sensitive to chemicals, food additives and medications that can also impact on our overall wellbeing.
By taking an overall look at our health, lifestyle, environment and nutrition, we can gain a better understanding what works for us and to take charge of our health in a well-rounded and holistic approach.
Barb Cook is a qualified Nutritionist and registered Developmental Educator and focuses on a holistic way of being through integrating her experiences, knowledge and training of food, nutrition, and hyper-sensitivities, and the impact it can have on our physical and mental wellbeing.
Barb does not focus on detailed diet plans, weight-loss programs or exercise regimes. Barb takes a body positive approach, valuing the differences of all body types and the wellbeing of embracing who you are as a whole person.
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