Douglas Adam's "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish”

He hadn't realized that life speaks with a voice to you, a voice that brings you answers to the questions you continually ask of it, had never consciously detected it or recognized its tones till it now said something it had never said to him before, which was "Yes".

 

I would be so happy if more people felt extraordinary in their bodies. I believe that the body is a whole entity with vital pieces that work together. We function best when all the parts have what they need. This will be different for each person's individual nutritional needs. Bio-individuality means that we all need certain foods, relief from the stressors of the modern world, and a balance of good fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in unique amounts and with different approaches that will benefit us. What works for one may not work for another. Stressors can be in the form of emotionally difficult situations, the chemicals that we breath in from pollution everyday, or a diet that is taking more than it is giving. What we do all have in common is that we are inundated with toxins of many kinds and that we need beneficial nutrition for every cell to detox and to let nutrients in. 

We face many environmental toxins/stressors from chemicals like pesticides, from the products we use (body wash, perfumes, lipstick, etc.), the water we shower in and drink, and from the foods we ingest (that are not organic or that have been overly processed). With nutrition therapy I aim to give you the tools to support your body to be as functional on a foundational level as possible. From a physiological and anatomical perspective we can asses what is going on and learn the support your body may be craving. I want to support you with nutritional knowledge to feel as vital as you can. It is not our fate to feel tired and cranky most of the time. American culture has normalized fatigue and taught us to spend lots of money on things that won’t necessarily heal the root cause of our signs and symptoms. I do not recommend that you stop taking any drugs you are taking as I am not a licensed physician and I do not diagnose or treat disease. I hope I can help to support your current health and your biochemistry with nutritional therapy. I am thankful for the doctors and nurse practitioners in your life! I wish to supplement the work that you do with you medical and health care professionals.

You body will look and feel great. You are capable of listening to your body and giving it what it needs to thrive. We don't have to accept aging as a gradual decline or a decreased appreciation for happiness and laughter. I do not believe maturity has to mean depletion of energy, deficiency, and disease. Through nutritional therapy we can support your body’s innate abilities to heal on a foundational level. We can encourage the prevention of imbalances and other circumstances that may be aggravating certain deficiencies. Most of us experience bodily discomforts that can steam from a poor diet of processed foods, stress, and toxins. It doesn't have to be this way. Vitalism is real.

Ultimately, I believe that body sensations, feelings, thoughts, and what you have gone through are interconnected.  If I cannot help with your concerns or a certain matter in question, I would be happy to refer you to other health care practitioners that may be able to help. I would like to try and help you find another resource if something is outside of my scope of practice.  

As a nutritional therapist I want to give you the gift of time. I want to give you the time to go over how your body feels, what you would like to address, and your relationship to food and consumption. I want to support your ability to listen to your body and provide you with educational resources that speak to your questions and concerns.

Hopefully you will find selkskin to be a place of gratitude and appreciation with a special focus on: vitalism, whole, local, fairly traded and handled, sustainable, properly prepared, organic, delicious food!

Here’s to this life. It truly is short and hopefully it is sweet!

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On Eating and Drinking ~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

      Then an old man, a keeper of an inn, said, "Speak to us of Eating and Drinking." 
      And he said: 
      Would that you could live on the fragrance of the earth, and like an air plant be sustained by the light. 
      But since you must kill to eat, and rob the young of its mother's milk to quench your thirst, let it then be an act of worship, 
      And let your board stand an altar on which the pure and the innocent of forest and plain are sacrificed for that which is purer and still more innocent in many. 
      When you kill a beast say to him in your heart, 
      "By the same power that slays you, I to am slain; and I too shall be consumed. 
      For the law that delivered you into my hand shall deliver me into a mightier hand. 
      Your blood and my blood is naught but the sap that feeds the tree of heaven." And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart,
      "Your seeds shall live in my body, 
      And the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart, 
      And your fragrance shall be my breath, And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons." 
      And in the autumn, when you gather the grapes of your vineyard for the winepress, say in you heart, "I to am a vineyard, and my fruit shall be gathered for the winepress, 
      And like new wine I shall be kept in eternal vessels." 
      And in winter, when you draw the wine, let there be in your heart a song for each cup; 
      And let there be in the song a remembrance for the autumn days, and for the vineyard, and for the winepress.