Holistic Health Counseling: By incorporating a variety of teachings, answering your questions on food prep and grocery shopping, we’ll work with you to facilitate a lifestyle change that will give you more energy, improve your mood and relieve what ails you.
Trophology: The science of food combining, Eat to nourish your body and your body will respond with increased energy and vitality
Physical Training | Private & Group Coaching: offerings in physical fitness from strength training, incorporation of pilates, yoga, or nonspecific body conditioning to fit your needs.
Dietary Supplements: In a nutshell, it’s good to make sure your diet is complete with all the nutrients needed for health, wellness, and physical conditioning.
Our counselors can help improve a number of health issues, such as digestive disorders and excess weight. Based on the principles of whole foods nutrition, our practice considers your whole being, including your personal relationships, spirituality, and movement. By incorporating a variety of teachings, from cooking classes to grocery shopping, we’ll work with you to facilitate a lifestyle change that will give you more energy, improve your mood and relieve what ails you.
Without complete digestion, nutrients in even the most wholesome of foods cannot be fully utilized by the body, where incomplete digestion and inefficient metabolic processes are deemed the prime causes of fat and cholesterol accumulation.
The Human body as analogous to high functioning machine: a low calorie diet of overcooked, processed and improperly combined foods will leave you sluggish, with an increase in arterial deposition, much like the wrong mixture of fuel will leave carbon deposits on an engine, clog working pistons, and create a noxious exhaust.
Dietary consumption, is deemed to be approximately 80% the effectiveness of any fitness program, whether bulking up, cutting down, trimming, or toning. Whether pursuing a bodybuilding regime, or a more conventional functional training, the science of food goes beyond simple numbers and asthetics.
Trophology, The Science of Food Combining
Operating under one simple principle, the correct combinations of food lead to major changes in proper digestion, cholesterol and metabolism.
Trophology is the science of food combining.” Learning proper food combinations will lead to proper digestion. Digestion is the key component to feeding the starved cells that live in our bodies. Don’t just eat to feed your hunger or what you believe to be hunger. (Usually you are experiencing dehydration pains or cramps and mistaking them for hunger) Eat to nourish your body and your body will respond with increased energy and vitality. While learning these ancient Chinese principles of proper food combining and digestion, you will be able to experience firsthand on how they impact you’re life in a minimal period of time.
Protein should be lean and varied and account for about 30% of your total caloric load.
Carbohydrates should be predominantly low-glycemic and account for about 40% of your total caloric load.
Fat should be predominately monounsaturated and account for about 30% of your total caloric load.
Calories should be set at between .7 and 10 grams of protein per pound of lean body mass depending on your activity level. The .7 figure is for moderate daily workout loads and the 1.0 figure is for the hardcore athlete.
In plain language, base you diet on garden vegetables, especially greens, lean meats, nuts and seeds, little starch, and no sugar. That's about as simple as we can get. Many have observed that keeping your grocery cart to the perimeter of the grocery store while avoiding the aisles is a great way to protect your health. Food is perishable. The Stuff with long shelf life is all suspect. If you follow these simple guidelines you will benefit from nearly all that can be achieved through nutrition.
Modern diets are ill suited for our genetic composition. Evolution has not kept pace with advances in agriculture and food processing resulting in a plague of health problems for modern man. Coronary heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, obesity and psychological dysfunction have all been scientifically linked to a diet too high in refined or processed carbohydrate.
Excessive consumption of high-glycemic carbohydrates is the primary culprit in nutritionally caused health problems. High glycemic carbohydrates are those that raise blood sugar too rapidly. They include rice, bread, candy, potato, sweets, soda, and most processed carbohydrates. Processing can include bleaching, baking, grinding, and refining. Processing of carbohydrates greatly increases their glycemic index, a measure of their propensity to elevate blood sugar.
The problem with high-glycemic carbohydrates is that they give an inordinate insulin response. Insulin is an essential hormone for life, yet acute, chronic elevation of insulin leads to hyperinsulinism, which has been positively linked to obesity, elevated cholesterol levels, blood pressure, mood dysfunction and a Pandora's box of disease and disability. Research "hyperinsulinism" on the Internet. There's a gold mine of information pertinent to your health available there.
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