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Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching
Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching supports you to incorporate nutrient-dense real food into your diet. In addition, integrative nutrition health coaching supports you by focusing on healthy lifestyle choices in optimizing sleep, managing stress, movement, and improving social interaction in your life.
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I have been a registered pharmacist for forty some years. I have worked in many areas of pharmacy including compounding and natural hormone replacement therapy, hemophilia, retail pharmacy and psychiatric pharmacy. Through the years I have continued to study various topics in pharmacy and health that interest me. In one such course about inflammation, the silent killer, I was introduced to concepts about food being the cornerstone of health by a naturopathic physician. She gave some general concepts on how the quality of the food one eats influences the body.
In 2012, I was not sure how much longer I would be able to walk. My right hip, which had caused me a low level of discomfort my entire life, started bothering me in a very significant way. My primary care physician recommended taking naproxen or ibuprofen. While this would indeed address the pain, I did not want to be on medication and deal with possible side effects. I was too young for that in my opinion. Chiropractic treatments had stopped helping. Since I felt I was running out of options, I thought I would try putting some improvements into my diet.
First, if I was going to eat beef, it would be grass fed beef. This I knew would give my body more omega 3 fatty acids, which are anti-inflammatory. Within one month I was pain free and continue to be pain free to this day! With such astonishing and fast results, I thought I would delve deeper into these nutrition concepts.
Second, if I was going to eat an apple or celery I replaced that produce with the organic product. Apples and celery are on the dirty dozen list of the Environmental Working Group (ewg.org) EWG is an independent research group that publishes results on pesticide load in produce as well as other information to help people maintain their health. In just another month my energy was through the roof. I have continued to put more good nutrition into my diet and my biometrics (cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood glucose levels) have all improved dramatically. Plus my allergies are gone, seasonal affective disorder (wintertime blues) ceases to be an issue and GERD is gone.
I have seen firsthand the body’s ability to heal with appropriate nutrition and lifestyle changes. This is the reason I am getting a certification in Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching. My passion is to give people the ability to create health, possibly even reversing disease, instead of just managing disease. We probably all know what is best for us. It may not be a lack of education. It may be a lack of support as you transition to a healthier you. I offer this support because I want to everyone to have the opportunity to live an optimal life with a healthy body, increased energy, and a happy mood.
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Gut health is the foundation of all health
Look first at your microbiome. The microbiome is the community of bacteria, yeast, parasites and viruses that live in and on us. Our microbiome has more cells than we have human cells. The microbiome has more DNA than your body contains human DNA. Science is showing the importance of the microbiome in keeping us healthy.
This microbiome helps us process the nutrients and vitamins in the food we eat. Second, the gut is our first line of defense for our immune system. We depend on our immune system to keep harmful bacteria, fungus and viruses from entering our body and attacks them if they get in. Third, the gut is our second brain. How our gut communicates with our brain influences how we feel both mentally and physically.
The microbiome influences metabolism, hormone production, neurotransmitter production, detoxification, nutrient assimilation, vitamin production, and inflammation. Gut health may be the most important aspect of your body to focus attention on, and we need to make it the foundation of our well-being.
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