WHAT IS HOLISTIC HEALTH?
Holistic refers to viewing the various systems as a whole instead of separately. Meaning everything is an interconnected web, nothing works in isolation.
Cutting calories can create stress on the body.
Living off coffee until dinner creates stress on the body.
Beating ourselves up at the gym creates stress on the body.
Consuming foods causing an inflammation response creates stress on the body.
Our perceptions can create stress on the body.
Together we work to identify the root cause of your health issues, instead of providing a band aid.
Our lifestyles put demands on our bodies and those demands require nutrients to function. Without proper ingredients our bodies, including minds, become sluggish as they try to continue to operate.
This creates stress in the body which overflows into our capacity to handle additional things that happen in our lives.
Nutritional therapy identifies and prioritizes nutritional deficiencies and imbalances within the body using several tools, including a detailed questionnaire that assesses over 300 signs and symptoms, food journal, hands-on functional clinical assessment, and lingual-neuro testing. This allows us to develop a specific individual plan to help you get your life back and achieve your health goals by bringing your body back into balance so you can do everything you want and need to do!
WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL THERAPY?
WHAT IS A FUNCTIONAL CLINICAL ASSESSMENT?
The Functional Clinical Assessment (FCA) is a hands-on evaluation that provides your body a way to communicate valuable information to assess your nutritional needs. The client relaxes on a massage table while the practitioner palpates, or applies pressure, to certain points on the body. Each palpation is rated for tenderness, the more tender, the more support that is needed.
What are these points?
The points are a mixture of neuro-lymphatic, neurovascular, and nutritional reflexes developed by medical professionals.
Frank Chapman, D.O, discovered the neuro-lymphatic reflexes, which are points in the lymphatic tissue where the autonomic nerve ganglion branches off the spinal column to the organ.
Terence Bennett, D.C., discovered the neurovascular reflexes, which are points that are over the location of the organ.
Robert Riddler, a chiropractor, discovered nutritional reflexes, which are trigger points to identify nutritional deficiencies.
All of these reflexes when provided nutritional support they require will reduce in tenderness, improving the lymphatic tissue or blood flow.
There are 3 fundamental questions being asked during the FCA:
- Is there a specific nutrient deficiency?
- What particular nutrient will provide support?
- When is the nutrient sufficient?
The FCA utilizes lingual-neuro testing to answer these questions.
Lingual-neuro testing (LNT) allows your body to communicate what nutritional support is beneficial! The taste buds on your tongue communicate with your brain to say this nutrient is coming into the body and the brain/body decide how it will react. Your brain is tied directly to your organs via the central nervous system and vagus nerve, therefore, communicating to them what nutrient is coming in.
Once a baseline has been established via the FCA, specific nutrients are selected. One at a time, a nutrient is placed on your tongue while points are re-palpated to determine if that nutrient is supportive. Based on what the body communicates, customized recommendations are established.
WHAT IS LINGUAL-NEURO TESTING?
WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL FASCIAL THERAPY?
Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT) is asking the body if it needs to move, allowing the body to move, and assisting the body to move.
The brain, or the structures housing the brain, expands and contracts as cerebrospinal fluid moves in and out of the brain and spinal cord. The cerebrospinal fluid provides shock absorption, nutrient delivery, and removal of waste.
Fascia is connective tissue beneath our skin that attaches and stabilizes the human body, meaning it surrounds and supports every muscle, bone, nerve, vein, organs, etc. It is how we have a human form and not a giant puddle of goop. If you have ever handled a raw chicken and removed the skin, you find a thin, clear, stringy layer on top of the meat, that is fascia!
Fascia remembers…it thickens, or becomes restricted, in response to injury and trauma, both physical and emotional! This creates a strain in the fascia and because it is one connective tissue, a restriction in the shoulder could manifest pain somewhere else, like the low back.
CFT assesses the expansion and contraction of the brain to determine if there is fascial strain strain within the craniosacral and fascial system.