A holistic nutritionist could be of benefit to anyone who wants to achieve a diet and attitude towards food that helps with all aspects of their health.
The saying ‘we are what we eat may sound glib, or appear to be a cliche, but it is also based on truth.
Everything we eat and drink contributes to our overall wellness; so too what we don’t eat and drink.
The vitamins we are short on, the energy or key dietary requirements we may be neglecting.
A holistic nutritionist will work to create a dietary plan that improves every aspect of health – physical and mental and overall wellness – they can also work to help individuals, or create plans and offer advice to help with the whole family.
The Five Areas of Holistic Health
Five areas of holistic health are commonly recognised – these are:
To varying degrees, a holistic nutritionist can help with all five – though clearly, they may have a more direct impact on physical health, for instance, than spiritual.
However, diet has an impact on all five – if our physical health is enhanced, our mental health follows, issues such as tiredness and fatigue far less likely, this in turn enabling us to focus on involved topics, these potentially including our spiritual beliefs.
This can be linked to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, with physiological needs at the very bottom – i.e. the fundamentals. Food and water are among items at this level, so too sleep. If this level is not addressed, if diet is not optimised then there is far less prospect of items higher up such as esteem and self-actualisation ever being achieved.
How to Find A Holistic Nutritionist
Finding a holistic nutritionist is both easy, but also a process where care should be taken.
Nutritionist is not a protected term – with or without holistic attached – and so virtually anyone can set up a website and call themselves a holistic nutritionist. They can then offer dietary advice that may or may not be beneficial.
Often, this advice will be a general, one-size-fits-all type approach, perhaps based on general good dietary advice or, in some cases, based on little more than a whim.
Often, people searching for a nutritionist actually want a dietitian, a dietitian is a medically qualified expert and their standards are closely monitored. Becoming a dietitian takes many years of training.
Dietitians can work with patients who have medical conditions, a nutritionist is not allowed to do this, a dietitian also works with other medical professionals.
This is truly holistic, the advice they offer also factors in all other aspects of a personâ€™s medical history; they know how to liaise with other healthcare professionals to do what is best for that person.
A dietitian is still holistic, their advice improves physical health and with it mental health too; they just do so in a way that is science-based and proven to work.
Truly Personalised Holistic Dietary Advice
You may have heard of Nutrigenomics, this is a wonderful new breakthrough within dietary advice; it does not replace the work of dietitians, instead it builds upon it.
Nutrigenomics sees a blood sample taken and this then shows key genetic information about the person, unlocking secrets about how they interact with different food types. Food allergies that would have been almost impossible to spot are detected; the information also shows how people should tailor their diet.
How, for instance, should they get their energy – the balance of fats vs carbs vs protein. Which vitamins do they naturally need more of?
The full report – as can be seen in the sample – contains a level of detail that would be overwhelming to those without training. This is where it combines with the skill of a dietitian who has specifically also trained in Nutrigenomics.
The nutrigenomics, which is FDA approved and was developed by world-renowned professors adds extra nuance, it ensures the dietitian has more information so as to tailor the diet that bit more and make it truly bespoke. It makes the diet more holistic.
How A Holistic Nutritionist Can Help
A holistic nutritionist can help people both tailor their diet so that their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing is improved, but also give people the knowledge so they can continue to make healthy decisions.
They can evaluate someone’s existing diet and lifestyle and then offer advice based upon this.
Meal plans can be created, these fully bespoke for the person or family seeking this level of help.
The meals can be tailored to specific goals such as weight loss, managing stress or boosting energy, whilst also improving overall health.
The holistic nutritionist can teach and inform groups, for instance working with those in a school setting to inspire youngsters to value a healthy diet.
A holistic nutritionist can offer practical advice, they can go on shopping trips with you or evaluate your online shopping basket and then suggest any problems, but also point out where you may be getting a lot right.
Perhaps the main thing is that they can working with you and leave you confident that your diet is suitable for your overall health and also any specific goals. T
his can be hugely motivational – once we know we are on the right track it is far easier to then stay on this track.
Free Initial Consultation
As a leading dietitian with a specialism in Nutrigenomics, Rachel Clarkson – the DNA Dietitian – is ideally placed to provide advice as a holistic nutritionist.
However, Rachel is also aware that it is important for any potential client to find the right person, someone they feel comfortable with, someone they will enjoy working with as they look to tailor their, or their family’s diet.
Rachel, therefore, offers a completely free initial introductory call, this is a perfect opportunity to chat to her and see if she seems right for you.
The call is completely without obligation – simply have it and then decide post-call, at your leisure whether to book in any sessions.
About Rachel Clarkson, the DNA Dietitian
As the DNA Dietitian, Rachel Clarkson is at the forefront of the move to genetics-based dietary advice.
She has universally five star reviews and two of her most recent testimonials state:
“Rachel helped me change my eating habits and have much more awareness of what I put into my body. My digestion has completely changed and I am very grateful! I feel so much more knowledgeable now and would recommend her to anyone not only wanting to help with the loss of weight, but also to have a healthy approach in life”
“Would highly recommend Rachel to anyone seeking to improve their health! I found my genetic analysis to be an empowering and motivating tool to make healthy changes using Rachel’s techniques. In just 3 sessions I feel more in control of my health and feel like I have the knowledge to filter through all of the poor nutritional information I hear so much in the media!”
If you want to see if Rachel is the dietitian for you, why not book a free 15-minute discovery call?
This will be an opportunity to chat with Rachel, discuss your requirements and also find out more about DNA diets and their benefits for you.
Location of The Clinic
Rachel’s clinic is based in London’s Harley Street.
Harley Street is famed throughout the world for its prestigious medical treatments and is conveniently located to many famous places of interest like Madame Tussauds, Regents Park, Hyde Park and The Sherlock Holmes Museum
Rachel treats patients from all across the capital and people outside too. See below for directions from London’s main train stations