What is Nutrition and Health Coaching?
Nutritional therapy encompasses the use of carefully compiled individual recommendations for diet, lifestyle and nutritional supplements in order to alleviate or prevent ailments and promote optimal health.
Extensive research has shown that changing what we eat and how we live can be remarkably effective in addressing imbalances which underlie ill health. Nutritional coaching can benefit many people with chronic complaints, from the preclinical stage where there is a general feeling of ill health, up to the point where the body is no longer able to heal itself.
Whilst many people can be helped to improve their health, clients who do the best:-
Nutrition and Health coaching, practiced by Sophie Jones, combines nutritional therapy and life coaching to enable people to bring about lasting change to their diet and lifestyle. The approach works because while addressing dietary issues, it also focuses how we think about food, our body and our lifestyle -
The nutritionist at the Beacon Clinic in Malvern is a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and follows their Code of Practice. BANT maintains standards of ethics and practice to ensure health and safety of the public.
Recommendations may include guidance on natural hormone balancing, methods to support digestion and absorption, procedures to promote detoxification, the avoidance of ingestion or inhalation of toxins or allergens and stress management.
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How does Mindful Eating nourish us?
Mindful eating switches on our “relaxation response” and
blood flow is increased to our digestive organs, flooding
them with the water, oxygen and nutrients they need to
optimise the digestion of our meal. And when we are
mindful with our eating our bodies are preparing for the
incoming food. Our digestive system is like a huge
orchestra of different musicians who tirelessly play
together following every meal, releasing into the
digestive tract many litres of watery mucous, hormones,
acids and alkaline substances, digestive enzymes,
immunoglobins and more…. Eating mindfully prepares
the body to receive the food, it is like tuning up our
orchestra before we start to play.
Another benefit to being more in tune with what our bodies are needing, is that we might find we eat and drink in a more measured way, without even trying to. When we really slow down and fully savour our 1st glass of wine and our 1st mince pie we may discover that is all we want. We might realise that that 1st one can be completely satisfying. We could find that one is far better in fact, than mindlessly consuming four or five of each without really noticing or enjoying them. Or we may not – it's a practice to play with and a journey to explore! Either way, relishing and appreciating your food through eating mindfully this Christmas will bring you greater health benefits than worrying or feeling guilty about over indulgence.
And if you don’t want to wait till New Year to think about nutrition and healthy eating
visit Nourish’s website for some seasonal ideas.
Nourish Nutrition and Health Coaching.
Eating and Mindfulness
Eating and digesting is about that transition from the world outside of ourselves to the world inside of ourselves. As we bring food into our body we are engaging in a most intimate communication with the outside world – we literally create our physical bodies and the physical substrate of our thoughts and feelings (our “chemical messengers”) from the food we eat.
Mindfulness practices reflect this transition, as we consciously move the focus of our
attention from the world outside ourselves to our internal world, we begin to notice our breathing and the thoughts, feelings and sensations in our bodies. This process enables us to slow down and relax, which brings about physiological changes in the body, specifically in our nervous systems. We switch from a ‘stress response’ (where our sympathetic nervous system dominates) to a ‘relaxation response” (where our
parasympathetic nervous system dominates).
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a method paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-
The actual skills might be simple, but
because it is so different to how our minds
normally behave, it takes a lot of practice.
It has been popularized in the west by Jon
Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. It is
gaining a growing popularity as a practice
in both daily life and in the business world,
with many companies now providing
training programs in mindfulness.
If like most people, you think of
Christmas as a time of feasting and
indulgence, then you may be surprised
to know that you could increase the
nourishment your body is receiving
from your food while eating your usual
Christmas fare. You can also increase
your pleasure in eating into the bargain, simply by exploring mindful
eating practices. Mindful eating can not only bring you a greater
Enjoyment of the experience of eating, but can also change how your
body responds to what you are eating, enabling better digesting capacity.
A Healing Diet Support Group in Malvern
Food can bring us together, it can be a source of joy, health and happiness. It can also cause our body to stagnate, to degenerate, to disconnect us from the vital essence of who we are. More and more people are now recognising this relationship between how they nourish themselves and their health and wellbeing. People are discovering directly, through their own experience, how the foods they eat can influence digestive symptoms like bloating, wind or abdominal pain. And research is also now demonstrating how many health conditions throughout the body, such as arthritis and thyroid disease, can be affected by our diet.
Whatever your state of health, exploring and reconnecting to your body with the food you eat can be a simple everyday activity everyone can enjoy. However making changes to your diet can require planning and commitment, especially when we are surrounded by modern western ways of eating. This is why I decided to set up a Gluten-
The group offers help in maintaining a gut healing diet and is also for those with multiple food sensitivities or ‘leaky gut’. It offers an opportunity to share ideas, knowledge and information with others and provides support for people in making positive changes to diet and lifestyle.
In leading the group I offer a whole person approach to nutrition, that recognizes and works with people on all levels -
I will devise each session with input from the group, offering everyone a chance to share their experience and develop their understanding, with themes including;
Come along to an introductory session from 7-
T. 07866 754038 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the group and a whole person approach to nutrition visit www.nourishcoach.co.uk
GLUTEN FREE DIET HEALING SUPPORT GROUP