Nutrition, from a holistic perspective, focuses on consumption of natural, wholesome foods and the elimination of toxins from our bodies. It is the study of nutrients—carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals that are essential for human life.
From our infancy to our golden years, sound nutrition supplies the very building blocks of our DNA. Nutrition also involves the study of food availability and how the food choices we make affect our health, our vitality and our longevity.
Nutrition professionals teach their clients how nutrients are digested, absorbed, metabolized, stored and excreted. The absorption of nutrients begins the moment we begin to digest our food. These nutrients are needed to assist every metabolic process in the human body.
Most health issue stem from improper nutrition and/or our inability to process toxins. Though many of the hundreds of toxins to which we are exposed to on a daily basis come from our environment and personal care products, the foods we ingest are responsible to an even larger extent for the burden which they place on our organs of elimination.
Having nutrition knowledge and making smart choices about the foods you eat will help you achieve optimum health over your lifetime, and be a key to avoiding obesity, illness, and many of today’s chronic diseases.
More than ever before in the history of mankind, proper nutrition has become an imperative in health and wellness. Correct food choices can quell the fires of inflammation, reverse the negative effects of pervading acidity, correct deficiencies or inadequacies, assist in the elimination of toxins, maintain bone density and musculature, prevent illness, and indeed prolong and preserve life.
Nutrition professionals are often called upon to help to identify food sensitivities and intolerances and to help their clients with the challenges of restrictive diets.
In Summary, Nutrition is:
• utilization of food to grow, repair and maintain our bodies
• getting the right amount of nutrients from healthy foods in the right combinations
• making smart choices about the foods you eat
• obtaining optimal nutrition to help develop and maintain good health and to prevent disease
If you are interested in a consultation about Nutrition,
Please contact Cristina Androne at extension 227