Education in Proper Nutrition
I provide education in nutrition for the individual seeking to regain their health as well as group seminars for parents and their children on health issues. Proper nutrition in the school age years can reinforce lifelong eating habits that contribute to a student’s overall well being. This will help them to grow and learn to their fullest potential, and then go on to lead a long, healthy life. I provide an introduction to the human body and to factors that prevent illness and promote or damage health. Did you know that this generation of young people is the first that is forecast to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents? 1 in 3 or 4 children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes at some point in their lifetime. The prevalence of overweight children among 6-11 year olds has doubled in the past 20 years and tripled for teens. Adopting healthy behavior can have lifelong consequences. The goal of this education is not only to increase the parent’s health knowledge, but to create healthy behavior in the children of those parents. Health Education is most effective if parents are involved.
DRESS for Health Success
A Healthy Lifestyle for everyone!
D is for DIET. How important is it in our time to understand the importance of diet? The wrong diet can affect the body in many ways, creating stress mentally, physically and emotionally. The inability to think because of improper assimilation and digestion of foods: muscle pains and emotional fragility are a few common symptoms. Over a period of time this can lead to degeneration and disease. This module discusses cause and effect, a foundational primer to the body’s breakdown of foods and how it can end up positively or negatively affecting the body’s systems.
R is for REST. Rest and Recovery Facts: Two Hours Sleep before midnight is worth four hours sleep after midnight. Your body’s circadian rhythm or its ability to handle stress is directly related to Diet and Rest. We will look at and break down possible physiological reasons regarding the inability to feel rested physically and mentally. How does diet and lifestyle play into this problem? We will discuss these issues as well as techniques to encourage rest and recovery.
E is for EXERCISE. We all know we should exercise. The real question for most people is when? If you are up before dawn to reach the office on time and ready to collapse when the sun goes down, we need to discuss solutions. Again, there is a direct connection between Diet, Rest and Exercise, and we will explore the body’s adaptability to stress and how this influences the desire to exercise. When there is no gas in the tank, we are usually trying to run on empty.
S is for STRESS REDUCTION. Stress is any influence, physical, mental or emotional which causes or leads to body system(s) malfunction. Stress is basically two types: External and Internal. External can be broken ribs, over-exercise or chronic fear or worry. Examples of internal stressors can be food sensitivities, pathogens/infections or a toxic load of heavy metals. Any of these stressors cause a stress response which calls upon the body’s systems to adapt. Problems arise when the stressors never go away, keeping the body in a chronic ‘fight or flight’ response. The body will weaken to the point where it can no longer adapt. You have no doubt heard the expression “stress is a killer”, this module will explain why in detail.
S is for SUPPLEMENTATION. Supplementing a healthy lifestyle can include Digestive Support, Detoxification Support, Rest and Recovery Support. We will discuss lifestyle changes, additions to lifestyle, nutritional supplementation, and how to tie it all together. Hands On Demonstrations of Juicing Vegetables, Soaking and Sprouting Seeds, Beans, Using a Dehydrator, etc.
Remember that small changes every day can lead to a recipe for success!
Help kids stay active by engaging them in an appropriate amount of physical activity.
To help your children and family develop healthy eating habits I recommend a Traditional or Ancestral diet (more info at www.WestonAPrice.org):
- Consume some sort of animal protein, including organ meats and fat, every day
- Consume foods that contain very high levels of minerals and fat-soluble vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin D and vitamin K2 found in seafood, organ meats and animal fats).
- Consume some foods with a high enzyme and probiotic content.
- Consume seeds, grains, and nuts that are soaked, sprouted, fermented, or naturally leavened in order to neutralize a portion of the naturally occurring anti-nutrients in these foods.
- Consume plenty of natural fats but no industrial liquid or hardened (partially hydrogenated) oils.
- Consume natural, unrefined salt.
- Consume animal bones, usually in the form of gelatin-rich bone broths.
- Do not consume refined or processed foods, including white flour, refined sweeteners, pasteurized and lowfat milk products, protein powders, industrial fats and oils and chemical additives.