Why Is Nutrition Important?
Nutrition and health are closely related. Your food choices affect you today, tomorrow and ongoing. Making the right food choices in the short term can make you feel better on a daily basis. But not just that, it can make a huge difference for your future. According to www.Health.gov, About half of all American adults—117 million individuals—have one or more preventable chronic diseases, many of which are related to poor quality eating patterns and physical inactivity. These include cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and poor bone health.
Why Clinical Nutrition?
We have all told ourselves at one time or another that we are going to make an effort to eat healthier. But what where to begin? When there is so much information to sift through to determine ‘what’s healthy, what’s not?’ We often get so overwhelmed that we never leave the starting line.
Clinical Nutritionists take a whole body approach to healing. Rather than curing the symptoms, they focus on the cause of the ailments. A Clinical Nutritionist works with you as an individual and creates a plan that specifically:
Focuses on your fitness, nutrition or other related lifestyle goals.
Hones in on your symptoms to uncover how food might be a factor.
Gives you the tools you need to overcome your roadblocks to health.
Clinical Nutritionists take a whole body approach to healing. Rather than curing the symptoms, they focus on the cause of the ailments. Here at Vivify Wellness at Avenues, our Nutritionist also takes a holistic approach to healing.
Our Clinical Nutritionist’s philosophy is that the client's health is in their own hands. They focus on a preventative disease-reduction model, not just in relation to diet, but also lifestyle choices and attitudes towards health. Learning about balance rather than "handling" symptoms appeals to a lot of people who are frustrated by the general idea that their health is being pushed off or not taken seriously by other health care providers.
What is the difference between Holistic Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians?
If you search online, you will find information comparing Nutritionists versus Registered Dietitians. Terms like "board certified, registered, and licensed" get thrown around and can be very confusing.
A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a person who has studied nutrition science and has fulfilled all of the educational and examination requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for recognition as a qualified nutrition specialist.
A Clinical Nutritionist is a person who has studied nutrition science and uses a therapeutic approach to address the health of the whole body with specified diet and supplementation recommendations. A Nutritionist’s role is to educate and provide resources. Clinical Nutritionists are able to practice based on state laws only. They cannot use their education or expertise to prescribe, diagnose, prevent, or cure any malady or disease, nor can they use that terminology when working with clients.
Something that many people may not know about Clinical Holistic Nutritionists is they do utilize conventional practices when necessary. The goal is to identify what the client needs, then move forward from there.
About the Nutrition Tracks
Chart Your Course to Health
3 Sessions plus 1 Grocery Tour | $35 each, 30-45 minutes
Description: This track is for the average person who wants to improve sleep, mood and energy, decrease mood swings, panic attacks, anxiety and stress.
Symptom report = Connect symptoms with food
Toxicity report = connect symptoms with environment
Analysis of mineral deficiencies
Look at ways to get what YOUR body needs
Take your Mental and Physical Health to the Next Level
8 Sessions | $35 each, 30-45 minutes
Description: This track is for the person with "stubborn" symptoms, a recent mental health or physical diagnosis (ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Auto-Immune, Cardiovascular, Celiac, or Diabetes). This is a guided process to consider ways to cleanse, repair, and fortify your body. Dr. Cantlin will look at what symptoms persist and how to tackle them.
Sessions include Track 1 PLUS:
Immune system regulation
Identify gut and circulatory issues
Balance chronic conditions
*Great for Spouses to do together!*
What Happens in a Nutrition Class?
Our Clinical Nutritionist’s Nutrition Class is held twice a month. Each month covers a different topic. Our goal is to provide information and educate you about different nutrition and health related topics, in an open and conversational setting. We want you to leave with ways to incorporate healthier food choices in your day to day life. Ask the questions that you have been wondering about and get answers!
What Happens in a Free Consult?
A free consultation with our Clinical Nutritionist is available if you are wondering if food is playing a part in symptoms you may be having. It could also be helpful if you have a chronic ailment and you are wondering if a change of diet could help you alleviate symptoms or manage them better. Easy to schedule, over the phone and will last about 15 minutes.