What is holistic nutrition?

I’ve been taking a course to become a holistic nutritionist, and so many of my posts have included information I’m learning as I study. It dawned on me recently, that I don’t think I ever defined “holistic nutrition.” Holistic nutrition is a well-rounded focus to find optimum health by natural means. “Holistic” or “well-rounded” meaning…

The Value of a Pause Before a Meal

Pay attention for the next few meals how you eat. Is your body actually hungry? Do you use smell a delicious meal or piece of cut fruit before you eat it? Are your eyes tantalized by the colours on your plate, or maybe a well-thought presentation? How does your meal taste on your tongue? Do…

Food combining, isn’t that a fad diet?

One of the items on the list of 10 components of a healthy diet is food combining. As I study, several of my textbooks reference the importance of food combining on our digestive system which has a direct affect on our health. Some of you may have heard of Suzanne Somer’s “Somersizing”… she was food…

7 observations about intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting is having a period of time fasting from food every day. Timings are somewhat flexible, but usually fall within a 12 to 16 hours range. The benefits of fasting: Using up excess stores that your body may have collected during the day. Reducing caloric intake. Creates healthier eating habits, by reducing evening snacking….

Tip Tuesday: Do or do not drink with a meal?

Have you heard the advice, don’t drink with a meal? The reason for this is because it dilutes the stomach acid, making it harder for the stomach to digest. It’s recommended to drink [water, of course!] 20-30 minutes prior to, or after, a meal, but not during. For the most part, this is true. Most…

Tip Tuesday: Simple Meals

I pride myself in making healthy well-rounded meals for my family. However, through my Holistic Nutrition course, I’m learning all kinds of tips and I’m slowly incorporating them into our family meals. Once I wrapped my head around the concept, learning about simplifying meals was music to my ears. But at first I thought, “how…

10 Components of a Healthy Diet

There are ten components to eating a healthy diet. And by diet I’m not talking about the latest fad or eating low calories for a short period of time and then returning to your normal bad eating habits… here, diet means what you eat as a lifestyle. Here’s 10 things to adapt to your eating…

Studying…

I’m studying for my Holistic Nutritionist program, watching my notes, continuously looking for fantastic tidbits to share with you, however, as with beginning most courses, the foundation is being laid. And, I must admit, the foundation is a bit mundane. Not that I’m not enjoying what I’m learning, I am. All about carbohydrates, proteins, fats…

The most important health tip you’ll ever need

So what’s the one most significant thing you can do for your health? If you change nothing else, what’s the one thing? The answer: Drink water and lots of it. What a let down, right? Here it seems there should be some outstanding, new, EASY, answer that none of us have ever heard before, that…