Victoria is a wife and mother of three. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Holistic nutrition.
Hippocrates said that "all disease begins in the gut". The truth is, you are not what you eat, but what you absorb.
A holistic approach to nutrition focuses not only on a healthy diet, but considers that each person is unique, addressing them as a whole. This includes emotional, and physical health. In fact, the very word diet comes from the Greek word diata, which literally means “our manner of living”.
You can have the healthiest diet in the world but if you are not digesting and absorbing nutrients, it’s simply not nourishing you. Holistic nutrition considers the stomach and digestive system the core of whole body health, because every system in the body relies upon it.
The word nourish is quite beautiful and comes from the latin nutrire, which means to feed or cherish, to preserve, look after or suckle. That implies a a wholistic relationship. It tells us that we are indeed much more than what we eat.
In that light, it is clear that much of what is packaged as food does not qualifiy as nourishment. Quality ingredients really make a difference. “Our genes make their day to day decisions based on the information they receive from the food we eat… in that sense, food is less like a fuel and more like a language conveying information… that information programs your genes, for better or worse.” (Catherine Shanahan MD)
Eating should be simple, not complicated. It can be confusing navigating all of the various nutrition information out there. I work with individuals, families and groups to get you back into the kitchen and help you take charge of your health.