Are you a little confused about what a nutritionist does, but don’t really want to ask? The question “when should I see a nutritionist?” has come up a lot in conversations lately, and I thought I would provide some clarification.
A nutritionist’s profession is food and its effects on the body. Many of the ailments that affect us, even things that we have written off as inevitable, can be alleviated and sometimes cured completely by our diet, and working with a nutritionist can help in finding those solutions that are unique to you.
With this in mind, let’s look at seven common complaints that could be traced back to your diet. If you are feeling any of these things, chances are, I can help:
- You wake up feeling like you’ve been dragged around the block by a bus. If you find yourself constantly hitting the snooze button, hobbling into the bathroom because your whole body feels stiff, or fighting through a daze for the first part of your day, your diet might be to blame. Nutritionists can help increase the quality of your sleep! However, if you aren’t sleeping because have a six month old, there’s not much I can do about that. If you find out, let me know 🙂
- You experience bloating, gas, or heartburn after eating. Those things aren’t normal and are signs that your digestion is compromised.
- Your joints ache or are stiff after sitting for periods of time.
- You aren’t delivering ‘foot long floaters’. Yes, I’m talking about poop. Your poo is an indicator of gut health. If you go less than once a day, if you are straining at all, or if you have explosions or chronic diarrhea, your guts are out of balance. These types of compromises in your digestion can lead to some pretty serious health problems if they aren’t normalized. For more on what your poo should look like, check out this fun chart https://www.continence.org.au/pages/bristol-stool-chart.html.
- Your energy fluctuates throughout the day or you find you’re always reaching for a 3pm snack to get you to dinner. Energy levels are definitely linked with the foods we eat and constant fluctuations are rough on your waistline AND your overall health.
- You keep trying new diets, but always seem to be losing the same 10 pounds. Weight loss (or gain) is closely linked with hormones, blood sugar stability, and gut health. Regulating those will help you lose those 10 pounds for good.
- Your skin has always driven you nuts. Steroids have helped you manage flare-ups in the past (dry skin, acne, eczema, psoriasis) but it never lasts. Skin is our largest organ and its health reflects the state of your digestive system. Nutritionists can help you bring your digestion back into balance and the “glow” back into your skin.
These are the most common difficulties that can almost always be traced back to your diet, however, there are dozens of other issues with which nutritionists can help. If you are suffering with chronic illness or irritations, or just want to feel your best, contact me or any other Registered Holistic Nutritionist right away!