Holistic Nutrition

What Do You Want?

  • High energy?
  • Ability to think clearly?
  • Better mood?
  • Sleep through the night and wake feeling refreshed?
  • Less pain?
  • Higher quality of living?
  • Weight loss?

At Integrative Acupuncture we use Holistic Nutrition to focus on a natural approach to health and wellness.  Holistic Nutrition considers the individual as a whole, including all aspects of their lifestyle. This natural approach incorporates emotional, spiritual and physical health to create a state of well-being for achieving optimal health.

Holistic Nutrition

 

We also look at Nutrition through the Holistic Medicine Model. Holistic Nutrition is nutrition-based care that is focused on building health by restoring proper physiological functioning of the body. When you have multiple symptoms, these are clues to the ways in which your body is not functioning the way that it should be. Rather than suppress those symptoms with natural or pharmaceutical agents, we want to “read” those symptoms to understand which systems in your body need support to get back on track so that you can have optimal health. By looking at your whole picture—diet, symptoms, illness history, medications, lifestyle, toxic exposure, history of ani-biotic use, stress, lab work, etc. we are able to put together an overall plan. That plan serves as an overall map of the nutrition your body needs to regain health and prevent illness. The holistic approach assumes that food contains molecules that are necessary, purposeful and designed to support life, promote well being and optimal health. Looking at clinical nutrition from a functional perspective means understanding the roles of these molecules in human beings, and then using them in specific ways to treat patients illness.

 

We work with patients and clients who have not found the solutions to their chronic health issues, as well as those interested in preventive health, and who are willing to commit to making dietary changes. We have systems in place to help each patient find the right nutritional plan for their individual needs.

 

We can help you to achieve the optimal health status via our holistic nutritional advice. We will not only equip you with the knowledge of how to achieve the right nutritional balance, but also how to avoid toxic exposure, reduce stress and have more control over your own health.

 

Nutritional Areas of Concern

 

Area of Concern

Health Conditions

Cardiovascular issues Heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, high triglycerides
Blood sugar issues Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome, hypoglycemia
Obesity Cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome
Digestive disorders Irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, autoimmune disorders
Men’s health Low testosterone, low sex drive, loss of vitality and muscle tone
Women’s health Menopause, hormone imbalance, premenstrual syndrome
Mood and cognition Alzheimer’s disease, depression, poor memory or lack of mental clarity
Musculoskeletal (bone & joint) disorders Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis
Stress-related issues Chronic fatigue, sleeplessness, poor overall health, fybromyalgia

“When I first came to see Georgette, I was an overweight, middle-aged, leukemia survivor struggling to understand the meaning of “healthy”.  I knew the basics and thought I was doing things correctly. But every time I got weighed, the weight would continue to rise, one pound at a time.  I had fought hard to get off most of my medications, but my body was so toxic from the past six years of chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, tremendous doses of steroids, multiple hospitalizations, prescriptions galore, unhealthy foods, the environment, and so on. My body weight was close to 45% body fat!

It is because of Georgette’s care and guidance that my body has been able to safely go through detoxing and weight loss using healthy foods and supplements.  She was confident from the start that her nutritional plans could work for me.  I was trying to remain hopeful that this was the answer for me.

I was quite overwhelmed in the beginning as I studied my food lists on what I was supposed to eat and what I was to stay away from.  Georgette was there to support me through it all.  She was always available and no question was a foolish one.  I never felt pressured or anxious because she was always there to offer suggestions and encouragement.

It’s been about 10 months now since I started this plan.  Since that first week of weighing in, the scale has gone down and never risen.  There have been times when things needed to be changed but Georgette’s close monitoring kept me on target.  I’ve lost @ 43 lbs. and my percent of body fat is now a healthier 26.5!

Georgette is truly a specialist in nutrition and healing.  It is a blessing to have her by my side as I continue my journey.  I know I can rely on her guidance, expertise, care ,dedication,and love that have already given me more hope for a truly HEALTHY future.”

Lisa S

“I left my doctor’s office depressed and dejected.  My weight was at an all time high and most alarming was my blood  pressure which had always been in the normal range, was now alarmingly high.  I had to take yet another medication for this condition and I also found out I was pre-diabetic.  I had to make some immediate changes in my life if I wanted to be around for my family.

I was always physically active so I really needed to focus on my nutrition, and Georgette Schwartz came highly recommended.
In my first consultation with Georgette, we just ‘clicked’.  She’s a great listener and together we set goals. My #1
Primary goal was to bring down my blood pressure and cholesteol through proper nutrition and utilizing natural vitamins.
We set up a meal plan, vitamin plan and I was all in!  I started this journey in mid February, 2017 and as of today, 4 months later I have reached some intermittent goals.  I have lost 30 pounds, but most importantly, my blood pressure went from 140 plus over 90 to
110 over 70 and my chloestral level is way down.  I am now off almost all of my meds and really feel great.
I have set a goal of another 30 lbs by year end.  I did have to buy new clothes that fit and bring all my pants to the tailor, a small price to pay for being healthy. I have tried and failed so many times to do this on my own, Thank you to Georgette Schwartz for showing me how to reach my goals and being there each step of the way. I could not be doing it without you!
Art L

“After 6 weeks on the program, I quit taking my high blood pressure meds. I felt better than I had in years. I had improved mental clarity, the insomnia that had plagued me since childhood was gone! There was also the added benefit of weight loss! My friends, family, and co-workers were noticing the great results I was having.”

Body fat reduced by 9.6% in 12 weeks

“The health benefits and changes that I have noted through the FirstLine Therapy program were how all the foods assigned worked together to control sugar levels and increase my metabolism. Diabetes runs in my family, and through the knowledge I have gained in FirstLine Therapy, I can instill changes in my family to break this genetic disposition.”

reduced blood pressure to 115/70

“My weight loss made me feel good about myself again. So I am eager to tell everybody I know with weight or arthritis problems about this terrific program. My joints are showing no inflammation. My pain in the past kept me from doing things I enjoy. I now have the energy to spend quality time with my family, especially my granddaughters.”

Body fat reduced by 7.8% in 12 weeks

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