Holistic Nutrition

It’s a process, not a prescription.
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While there is irrefutable evidence as to what constitutes healthy nutrition, true holistic wellness is a process, not a specific prescription. It is about tuning into your body, your mind, and your life to find your path to true and lasting wellness.

At its core, holistic nutrition is the practice of using whole foods and healthy eating habits to improve your health, while also addressing stress, physical activity, and other lifestyle factors.

My Mission with Holistic Nutrition

To bring your body back to its optimal state through quality nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and lifestyle modifications (meditation, breath work, time management, and others). Learn more about my philosophy.

my 3 phase approach

Most of the physical problems we experience - from the seemingly minor achy joints, headaches, gut and gastrointestinal issues, skin irritations, all the way to the more serious diseases of heart disease, cancer, diabetes - are symptoms that arise letting us know that something in our life is out of alignment. With a holistic approach, we can tune into those aspects of our environment that aren’t serving us and bring in more of what does.

The 3 phases for lasting change are

  • Tuning in - this phase is all about taking stock of what serves you. From your nutrition all the way to your spiritual practices and relationships, no area is left untapped for its potential contributions to your healing. In this phase, you’ll track your food, sleep, mood, energy, and other factors to reveal patterns and pain points. I’ll lead you through a body scan meditation, which coupled with journal exercises and your conscious recording will get you back to the basics of understanding your body. This phase is 1 week in length and includes a mid-week check in.

  • Nourishing - this phase is all about nourishment - of your mind, body, and soul. This is when we address the patterns and pain points revealed in phase 1 and you begin implementing your customized Wellness Protocol (a completely customized and detailed nutrition, exercise, stress management, and lifestyle modifications plan) after a 2-Day Wellness Reset. Journal exercises, meditations, and mantras are just some of the tools you’ll love in this phase. This phase is 2 weeks in length and includes daily check ins.

  • Transforming & Thriving - this phase is all about beginning to identify with and believing in the healthy person you are becoming. Through visualizations, meditations, journal exercises, and continued experimentation with your Wellness Protocol, you will have the confidence you need to continue this journey into the Thriving phase - the phase that lasts a lifetime! The Transforming phase is 2-4 weeks in length, dependent on your specific needs, and includes mid-week check ins.

Learn more about the tools provided to you in each phase.

All of these phases look at the following areas with a curious and compassionate lens.

  • Nutrition and water consumption

  • Physical activity and fitness

  • Sleep

  • Stress

  • Soul-enriching activities

For further details on my 3 phase approach, download your guide to My 3 Phased Approach to Holistic Wellness.

The Nutrition

Part of a holistic approach is the teaching of a Whole Foods Plant-Based (WFPB) diet and its ability to create the optimal environment that your body needs to truly thrive. Nutrition is deeply personal - how and what we eat is not only nuanced and ingrained in our psyche, but it’s also cultural and complex. A diet rich in whole, plant-based foods is the only diet that holds up in the literature to be the healthiest diet for humans. BUT, this process is about finding what serves you best. My protocols are evidence-based and designed to heal. I will only recommend or suggest practices or foods that are irrefutably beneficial.

I’ve been through this process myself! Read more about my journey and my deeply personal mission.

My guiding philosophy

While there is such a thing as the healthiest diet in terms of longevity and quality of life, I believe that nutrition should be approached with your individual life and needs in mind. Through my 3 phase approach, you will investigate and become curious about what way of eating will help you feel your best.

My approach is not about telling you what you should or should not eat, but rather inviting you to get curious about what your body is telling you.

Make way for wholesome deliciousness.

Lots of diets focus on deprivation and what you can’t have.

Holistic nutrition puts the focus on the abundance of wonderful foods that enhance your life - creating a truly fun experience!

Most foods are not all “bad” or all “good”.

All food (not Frankenfood!) has value and isn’t inherently good or bad. It’s how you particular chemistry processes and handles food that determines how well it serves you. We’ll investigate what foods boost you and get curious about those that maybe don’t serve you. It took me years to realize that my microbiome imbalance was causing me to react poorly to certain foods - bloat, discomfort, cramps, oh my! - but once I started heeding my body’s warnings, I was able to heal my gut and enjoy those foods again! If you’re at a point where your list of “can’t eat” foods is longer than your “can eat” list, you’re body is definitely sending you a message.

Start where you are.

Is this you first rodeo with health and wellness? Or have you been gobbling up all the latest info for years? No matter your level of experience with nutritional counseling or your goals, success looks different for everyone and so does the starting point. Show yourself some grace at every step and watch your life flourish!

Have questions about holistic wellness, nutrition, or how we’d work together? I’d love to hear from you at emma@emholisticwellness.com!