Health & Nutrition
A Registered Holistic Nutritionist is a nutritionist who specializes in empowering his or her client to reach optimal health and wellness through individualized recommendations of foods, supplements, and lifestyle modifications to that are designed to approach the overall health of the individual by kick-starting the body’s innate ability to heal itself under conditions of disease and imbalance.
RHNs are trained to offer nutritional, dietary, supplement, and lifestyle support for a wide variety of health conditions ranging from addressing symptoms of disease to approaching overall system imbalances that may be indicative of underlying root causes of disease. RHNs are also specialized in offering assistance by designing customized health programs for various life-stages, including pregnancy, menopause, and healthy aging, and can help you manage some of the concerns and important issues associated with these stages.
Integrative nutrition is a leading-edge practice within the field of nutrition that strongly believes in making health recommendations for individuals that are firmly grounded in evidence-based, scientific nutritional principles but are presented within a holistic nutrition framework.
Holistic means whole … and RHNs take into special consideration the whole person, including their ability and desire to make changes and where they are currently at. RHNs also look at their clients’ whole health when making their customized recommendations, and aim to simultaneously address the client’s main concerns and the underlying root cause of their concerns. And last, holistic also means respecting the value and utility of both medical and complementary modalities of healing in order to best help a person.
Scientific research is suggesting that in some cases natural remedies may be used in place of medical ones and that often, natural remedies can be used as an adjunct, add-on therapy to maximize the efficacy of a medical treatment. You must always speak with your doctor before considering any natural therapy in addition to or instead of your conventional medical one.
While foods and supplements are generally regarded as safe, some are known to have interactions with certain medical conditions and medications. These interactions may include minimizing or increasing the effect of your medication, exacerbating current or new symptoms of your medical condition, or causing new symptoms. Please read all materials provided with any prescription you are taking for possible contraindications with foods and supplements, and always speak with your doctor about possible interactions with your health condition or medications.
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