By the time clients find me they have tried all sorts of strategies to feel better. If you're here listening to, or reading this you can probably relate.
Unfortunately we don't put enough importance on diet and lifestyle, and the pivotal roles they play in our overall health and wellness.
We are willing to try specialist after specialist, medical treatment after medical treatment, prescription medication after prescription medication, and none of these 'solutions' brings the relief we are looking for.
Sure, sometimes prescription medications work for a time by masking symptoms. That’s right, they MASK symptoms, they don’t resolve them. They also alter and sometimes shut down metabolic pathways to do this.
You can’t change your body’s biochemistry without adverse effects. I’ll repeat that YOU CAN’T CHANGE YOUR BODY’S BIOCHEMISTRY WITHOUT ADVERSE EFFECTS.
All systems in the body are connected so screwing with one is bad enough, let alone not even considering how this is affecting the others. The result? More medications to ‘fix’ what starts to happen to those other systems. You get the point.
Is it worth it? If you ask me it’s not. Temporary, quick fix relief in exchange for downstream disasters. No thank you!
There is a better option. It is addressing what your body actually needs versus trying to shut it up (that's what those medications do). This is how we can truly, positively affect health and wellness, and heal from chronic and complex health problems.
There are caveats. This approach takes effort. This approach takes time. This approach takes commitment to the process. This approach takes trust in yourself, and your body. This approach takes trust in a practitioner that can help you interpret what your body needs, and help guide you through the process.
Is your why strong enough to get there?
Ask yourself why. Why are you listening to, or reading this? Have you had enough? Are you ready to try something different that will help you feel better?
Often we need a serious kick in the pants (like feeling horrible and being unable to change that) to get us to try something different.
Here is a favorite analogy of mine from a mentor I listen to, Darren Hardy:
What if I placed a 20 foot long plank on the ground in front of you and offered you $20 to walk across it. Would you? Sure, it's an easy $20. But what if that plank was placed between two 100 foot buildings? Would you walk across it then? Probably not. What if that plank was placed between two 100 foot buildings, and on the other side was a fire about to engulf a loved one? $20 or not, you'd probably cross that plank. Here, your why became more powerful than anything that could be in your way, including yourself.
You deserve to feel better. Your body deserves better. Your health problems don't have to be a mystery. Get out of your own way (let’s be honest, this is the real problem, isn’t it?).
So what is your why? Do you want to feel better? Do you want to feel better long enough to enjoy your kids, and your grandkids and watch them grow? Did you plan on traveling the world and now don't see how that's possible because of your poor health? Or are you just sick and tired of being sick and tired?
Your unique why deserves a unique approach. Your unique body and unique health problems need a unique approach. An approach that is personalized for you to help you meet your health and wellness goals, and to answer your why.
If you are ready to try this approach, contact me today! I’m ready to help you.
"Your nutritional needs are as unique as your fingerprint, and they are dictated by your individual biochemistry. As a functional and clinical nutritionist, I can help you interpret your body's nutrient needs and customize a plan to reach your health and wellness goals. This is personalized nutrition." -Jennifer Caryn Brand, MPH, MS, CNS, Clinical Nutritionist
Wishing you a delicious weekend!
Functional and Clinical Nutritionist
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