Consult Bernadette Yu, Holistic Nutritionist in Mississauga provides Nutritional Counselling to clients across Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Etobicoke, Burlington, Milton and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine, your food.” These are the words of the Greek sage, Hippocrates, called the Father of Medicine. They are true no less today than they were nearly 2.500 years ago. Increasingly medical researchers are finding that dietary and environmental conditions are at the base of many if not most diseases. Good sound nutrition is the basis of our health, providing the foundation on which all else is built. Mainstream medicine does not emphasize the significance of poor nutrition as a major cause of a wide range of health disorders. In many cases of ill-health, nutritional therapy can make an astounding and life-altering impact for the better. At Acupuncture Mississauga, I offer Nutritional Consulting to educate my clients in food and nutrition, and work with them personally to design a plan that identifies and supports imbalances in the body’s systems, promoting LIVE, NATURAL, GOOD QUALITY foods and appropriate natural supplements.
Many times symptoms of underlying nutritional deficiencies, such as fatigue, insomnia, poor immune function and gastrointestinal complaints, go unnoticed or are attributed to your constitution. Often times, these issues can be addressed by making some simple changes to your diet and adding nutritional supplements and exercises to your daily routine. Although most people are aware of the benefits of sound nutrition, the range of information available is confusing and often conflicting.
As a Holistic Nutritionist in Mississauga, I can guide you through the maze of information that is available. I will review your eating habits, your lifestyle, health concerns and health issues, then work with you to design a personalized nutritional and lifestyle program that will help you optimise your and your family’s health. Should you have specific health concerns or issues, as a Holistic Nutritionist I will work with you to identify and correct the nutritional aspects of these as part of my overall care.
A Registered Holistic Nutritionist has a tremendous amount of knowledge about the foods we eat and how these can affect our bodies and our health. The food choices you make will determine how well your body functions, with true health being built and maintained from the inside out. The benefits of eating healthy and nutritionally sound food are enormous, with many diseases and illnesses having a relationship to poor eating habits. Nutritional Counselling will help you make better food choices based on your nutritional and health needs.
Who Needs Nutritional Counselling? Perhaps the question should really be, who doesn’t need nutritional counselling? North Americans eat an average of only one serving of whole grains, three servings of vegetables, and one and a half servings of fruit (most of it fruit juice) a day. We eat way too much sugar (an average of 20 teaspoons a day), salt, saturated fat, and way too many calories. Focusing on good nutrition can make a crucial difference to you as you change your eating and lifestyle patterns, with the quality of your everyday life improving.
Your initial consultation will usually take up to one and a half hours (Follow up consultations are likely to last about 45 minutes). During this time, Bernadette will ask you a number of questions and invite you to discuss your concerns and any health issues. With your permission, Bernadette will also perform a 60 point Meridian functional assessment.
When food is cooked or processed the natural enzymes are destroyed? This puts the full digestive burden on your body. As you age you use up your supply of digestive enzymes. Research proves that individuals over 30 have lower quantities of digestive enzymes than younger people do. This means that digestion becomes more difficult and fraught with symptoms such as indigestion, bloating, constipation, heartburn, or even more serious conditions such as IBS, colitis, or Crohn's Disease.
About the Author: Bernadette Hayhurst is a Holistic Nutritionist, Ontario Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner who works in her own practice in Mississauga and who also lectures in Chinese Herbal Medicine to students at the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition to treating more general health issues and concerns, Bernadette has a special interest in nutritional healing and does regular presentations on nutritional solutions for good health at the Goodness Me supermarket in Mississauga at Mavis and Bristol. Bernadete can be contacted on (416) 722-8813 for appointments.
Bernadette Yu - Holistic Nutritionist in mississauga, ON provides Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Bioenergetic / Biomeridian Testing, Nutritional Counselling, Treatment for Pain Relief, Fertility Issues, Cancer and Stroke Recovery to clients across Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Etobicoke, Burlington, Milton and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).