What Is Holistic Nutrition?

Have you ever heard the phrase “holistic nutrition” before? The term refers to a type of wellness that’s focused on a whole-life approach to being healthy—and we have a Functional Nutrition Practitioner who will help you with just that.

Food has healing powers and we can help you feel and see sustaining results. 

Gut Haromony can help you weed through all of the noise around food, diets, and more. We will work with you to develop a customized approach to nutrition and even better, provide you with coaching and accountability to help you create 

lasting lifestyle changes. 

A Food Plan Tailored to You

Instead of experts taking a one-size-fits-all approach to your health, our Holistic Health Practitioner can craft a specific overall plan based on your likes, dislikes as well as lifestyle (allergies, too). Plus, you won’t just go home with a prescription—you’ll have guidance and support from start to finish. “It’s like having a food trainer instead of a personal trainer—your personal food coach to give you a gentle push,” says Neda Smith, owner of Gut Harmony and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner as well as Colon Hydrotherapist.

Improved Mood

Although keeping your body healthy is a necessity, so is finding a mental and spiritual calm, especially with all the stresses we deal with on a daily basis. “Because so many ailments are linked to emotional stresses, like anger or worry, by improving the diet, you can improve the mood,” says Mandy Natt, a naturopath in Australia. “This, in turn, helps people to cope and even master problems that come their way—making them happier and more able to live well,” she says.

Disease Prevention Within Reach

Did you know that an estimated 80% of Type 2 diabetes cases can be prevented if you alter your nutrition and exercise regimen? If you need more evidence that healthy eating can prevent disease, then look to those who eat the Mediterranean diet (plant-based food with little red meat).
This type of nutritious meal plan can prevent a second heart attack by up to 70%. “The body’s immune system and ability to repair itself is linked to nutrition, and by improving what you eat, you can encourage greater healing, as well as keep ailments from developing,” Nott says.

Holistic Nutrition: A Way of Life

Holistic Nutrition is more than a diet—it’s a way of life. Anyone who has gone on a “diet” knows that it works for a little while, but it’s not sustainable. “Our Functional Nutrition Practitioner teaches you a holistic model of health by providing not only dietary guidance but lifestyle suggestions too,” says Neda Smith. Plus, you’ll never have to consult a food pyramid again.

Dr. Tara Meyerink

Dr. Tara is a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and is a National Board certified Integrative and Functional N Nutrition Practitioner.

She believes that getting to the root cause of health issues is the key to sustaining health and wellness. Teaching clients the “why” behind recommended action steps for health improvement empowers them to learn to listen to their body and pro-actively take responsibility for their health. She believes one never stops learning.

Dr. Tara worked 20+ years in public education and educational administration prior to becoming a healthcare provider. She has authored and co-author peer-reviewed publications, does public speaking regarding longevity and nutrition, and mentors/supervises functional nutrition residents/candidates for their national boards.