Wholistic health encompasses physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. At Grace Christian Counseling, we are devoted to helping you achieve balance and health in all these areas. Today, we bring insights from our Functional Nutritional Coach, Jackie, who shares with us “5 Simple Ways to Improve your Nutrition.” Below is a guide to nurturing your body with the right kind of nutrients. Dive in to learn how you can embark on a nourishing journey towards wholistic health.
1. Just Eat Real Food
The first and foremost advice from Jackie is to “just eat real food”. It is imperative to steer clear of processed foods that are packaged with a long list of incomprehensible ingredients. These foods lack essential nutrients as they are stripped of their natural vitamins and minerals. Moreover, they carry refined carbohydrates that can incite inflammation and disrupt gut health. By choosing real, unprocessed foods, you are setting a foundation for a healthier body that can easily digest and absorb necessary nutrients.
2. Wave Goodbye to Refined Sugar
Jackie emphatically advises removing refined sugar from any diet. Refined sugar, being an anti-nutrient, depletes the body of energy and nutrients without offering any benefits. It triggers inflammation, increases insulin production, and hampers the immune system among other harmful effects. For a sweet yet healthy alternative, opt for natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup.
3. Eliminate Seed Oils
Another crucial tip is to avoid using seed oils such as vegetable, canola, sunflower, and corn oils, which are highly refined and prone to quick rancidity. These oils undergo denaturing under heat, leading to oxidative stress and free radical damage in the body. Jackie suggests using healthier oils and fats like olive oil (without heating), avocado, coconut oil, butter, and ghee, which are beneficial to the body.
4. Choose Organic
To nourish your body with the finest nutrients, Jackie recommends buying organic products. Conventional meats and produce often contain harmful pesticides and herbicides, thereby diminishing their nutritive value. Moreover, these toxins adversely affect your gut health and cellular functions. Look for labels indicating “Organic”, “Grass-Fed and Finished”, and “Pasture Raised” to ensure that you are consuming wholesome foods.
5. Embrace Homemade Meals
Lastly, Jackie encourages you to make your meals at home. Home-cooking allows you to have control over the quality and the type of ingredients you use. It blocks the accidental intake of unhealthy fats, sugars, and additives commonly present in restaurant or packaged foods.
The Wholistic Approach to Health
At Grace Christian Counseling, we understand that nutrition is a significant pillar of wholistic health. It is a journey that goes hand in hand with nurturing your mental and spiritual spheres which aims to create a harmonious balance.
By implementing Jackie’s invaluable advice, you are not just nurturing your physical self, but also creating a positive ripple effect on your mental and spiritual wellbeing. A well-nourished body houses a happy mind and a joyful spirit, paving the way for a richer, fuller life.
Embark on your journey to wholistic health with Grace Christian Counseling. Our dedicated team of Christian counselors collaboratively work with our Functional Nutrition Coach, Jackie to create a win-win strategy that guides you towards a healthier and happier you. This potent synergy nurtures and nourishes your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being which presents a pathway ingrained with rightful guidance and wholesome nutrition. It is time to respect and treat your body as the temple that it is. Embark on a comprehensive path of health that celebrates physical nourishment, mental clarity, and spiritual fulfillment. Step into a life where you actively tune every aspect of your being to resonate with joy, vitality, and deep-seated peace. Embrace a life that showcases your holistic health.