NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING

 
 
 
 

“EAT FOOD. NOT TOO MUCH. MOSTLY PLANTS." 

- Michael Pollan

 

You are what you eat. The old adage is true. More than 60% of all disease is related to nutrition. So it is easy to see that the quality of your diet is one of the most important health decisions you make, every day. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the optimal diet consists of equal portions of each of the five flavors – sour, bitter, sweet, pungent and salty. The typical American diet over-consumes sugar (in the form of white flour, corn, alcohol, and plain old sugar) which results in the countless syndromes we see, hear about, and experience. Diet is not just about weight and digestion. It is also a driving force behind our energy level, sleep quality, inflammatory markers, emotional well-being, and mental balance.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Proper nutrition is not a list of foods to be consumed or avoided. It is a process of evaluating your unique constitutional needs and matching those with the foods and preparation techniques that will best serve you. Katya will carefully review your lifestyle, medical history, pressures and concerns, to encourage and condition eating habits that will help you avoid illness and maximize health.

 
 
 

“Katya’s gentle care during this pregnancy and her continued reminders to have a plan in place postpartum really had an impact and made a huge difference in my postpartum shift. It is a completely different experience than my first time around! It’s been two weeks since I delivered, and I feel strong, relatively well-rested, and nourished. I remember expressing anxiety about "going back" to the infant stage and Katya offered words of wisdom - that it wouldn't be going back to that time, because I have already gained experience. So true and I feel that because of the support I've received I'm actually able to enjoy this time.”
- NA, New Second Time Mama

“I can't describe how appreciative I am for Katya and everything that she’s helped me with. Acupuncture and her words of wisdom, insights, and understanding got me through pregnancy and prepared me as best one could for the beginning of this next chapter.”
- CS, New Mama