The term holistic is defined as emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts. If one part is neglected, the whole cannot exist. A true holistic perspective on life brings together both nutrition and other essential forms of nourishment, including honest and open relationships, a meaningful spiritual practice, a career that inspires you, and physical activity that you enjoy. These parts are called Primary Food. As a Holistic Health Counselor, I will work with you to help you find balance in both Primary Foods and the foods you eat on a daily basis. I function as a personal support system to assist you in making the changes necessary for the life you desire.
Before talking with Nicole, I experienced headaches almost daily. I think it had to do with my soda dependency. Whenever I had a headache, I would take ibuprofen, and have a soda. I think the caffeine and sugar played a big part in resolving my headaches. (Of course, I think they also had a role in creating the headaches in the first place, but I did not want to admit that to myself.) Overall, I felt sluggish. I was tired a lot, and frustrated with my weight. I also felt like I was sort of addicted to soda. I craved it terribly, and I would become irritable or frustrated if I did not have a soda for a day or so. Things are definitely different now.