Our bodies were designed to thrive on whole, natural food. Focusing on alkaline, noninflammatory, low blood sugar foods can be critical to sustaining and building our overall health.
During the first nutritional counselling session, an indepth intake will be done establishing the client’s needs and goals, to determine an individualized plan. Suggestions will be made to change some patterns that may be creating challenges for the body. Nutritional sessions will cover a particular topic, building on and supporting changes made in prior sessions. New concepts will be introduced gradually, providing time to integrate new ideas and for the body to adapt to a new way of eating. Typically we make changes to one meal at a time and introduce a new concept at a session. This process is very individualized and has to fit into and accommodate busy lifestyles in order for these changes to stick long term and become 'a part of our life'. Together we work out the amount and timing of the changes to create a nutrition plan, which supports digestion and elimination, blood sugar stability, hormones, the liver and overall health.
We will focus on how to maintain and reduce blood sugar spikes and fluctuations and improve overall health. We will look at carbohydrates and how they can contribute to our blood sugar spikes and health issues. How can we adjust our diet to minimize these blood sugar spikes? We will look at how we can increase the vegetable component of our diet in a way that is tasty and doable! We will also focus on which fats are 'good and bad' and why we need fat in our diet and how to include this in the most optimal way for our health. We will look at protein and how much we need and what source of protein we should be including. Recipes will be provided to help with the transition to a whole food based diet.
Why can we combine Nutrition and Bowen Therapy?
Bowen Therapy and nutrition can be a powerful combination. Both thrive to address the root cause of imbalance. While Bowen Therapy opens up the tissue and increases blood flow, oxygen and nutrients, nutritious whole food improves the quality of blood and nutrients the body is using for repair.
Studies have shown that the health of our connective tissue is influenced by our diet, particularly when there is emphasis on increasing the ph or alkalinity of our body tissue and decreasing inflammation. Prolonged inflammation can have negative effects on our structure and its mechanism and can over the longterm potentially activate the sympathetic nervous system. The foods we eat can have a very profound effect on both increasing and decreasing inflammation in the body.