What is Nutrition?
Nutrition is the sum total of the processes involved in the taking in and the utilization of food substances by which growth, repair and maintenance of the body are accomplished.
To live one must eat. But, we not only eat to live, what we eat also affects our ability to keep healthy, do work, to be happy and to live well. Knowledge of what to eat and in what quantities is a prerequisite to the healthy and happy life.
Nutrition is one key to developing and maintaining a state of health that is optimal for you. In addition, a poor diet coupled with a sedentary lifestyle are known to be risk factors for life- threatening chronic diseases and death: Heart disease, Stroke, Hypertension, Diabetes and some forms of Cancer. Together these diseases account for two- thirds of all deaths in the United States. The major health problems in the United States are largely caused by excessive energy intake and not enough physical activity.
Health is defined by the World Health Organization of the United Nations as the “ State of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity (or ill- health/illness)”
We will be looking at the individuals food metabolic type, analysing their current diet/lifestyle and creating an individual nutritional plan based on the client’s individual needs. However, the most important part will be that we will be able to test with kinesiology, which foods are giving you energy and which ones are taking energy from you. Also, we will be able to see how those foods might be affecting different organs/systems of your body and what to do about it.