WHY IS NUTRITION IMPORTANT?
Symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress are typically thought of as strictly biochemical-based or emotionally-rooted. On the contrary, your brain relies on the food you eat to provide it with the fuel it needs. When you’re not eating a balanced diet with the right nutrient levels, your brain struggles to work the way it should.
Most people have experienced the headache, upset stomach, or energy crash that often follows bad food choices. But many forget that in the same way nutrition affects your physical well-being, it also plays a key role in the onset as well as severity and duration of mental health symptoms.
According to the American Psychological Association, gut bacteria produce an array of neurochemicals that the brain uses for the regulation of physiological and mental processes, including mood. It’s believed 95 percent of the body's supply of serotonin, a mood stabilizer, is produced by gut bacteria. Stress is thought to suppress beneficial gut bacteria.
WHAT IS A NUTRITIONAL COACHING?
Proper nutrition can make a dramatic difference, reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress. During a nutritional consultation, you talk with your provider about what you usually eat and the foods you enjoy, how food makes you feel and how you behave."
Working with a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Health and Wellness Coach you will find a personalized plan to help you along with your nutritional goals. The plan is individualized based on your metabolism, activity needs and most importantly your lifestyle. In addition, the Health Coach along with you develops strategies that are effective in implementing the plan. Lifestyle nutrition is very individual."
Nutrition Coaching ($115*) may include:
- Mindful Eating
- Developing a healthy Gut
- Healthy Eating tips
- Grocery Store Tours- price varies
- Pantry Make Overs- price varies
*Ask about our monthly Wellness Plan