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Bio-Individuality and You

Updated: Jan 9

In my newsletter this week, I briefly discussed the concept of bio-individuality in nutrition.

What is it and why is it important?


As Joshua Rosenthal, founder of the IIN program says …there is not a one-size-fits-all diet, each person is a unique individual with highly individualized nutritional requirements.”


I think this is pretty intuitive.


Bio-individuality is a term that refers to the fact that our bodies are each completely and totally unique. What works for a diet in one person may not work for another.


What does this mean? Well in short, fad diets are out. Low fat diets are out. In fact, any diet that is not backed by testing individualized or your personal experience with your body is a no-go.


As for figuring out what’s best for your diet, you can use your own experience, a little detective work and/or trial and error. OR you can work with a functional medicine health coach like me.


I was certified by IIN in 2015, published my memoir From Anaphylaxis to Buttercream in 2017, and trained in functional medicine at SAFM about the scientific root causes of disease.


I learned how to use scientific reasoning to puzzle piece the root causes of symptoms happening in your body. I don’t diagnose or treat.


I help you discover how to live in your unique body using nutrition, education and holistic intervention based on scientific evidence.


We start working with your previous annual lab work, personal health history, and symptoms to address your diet, lifestyle, symptoms, and goals. Diet or protocol may or may not work for you.

At minimum any diet will require tinkering for your body and your lifestyle. For example, resolving psoriasis symptoms will be different than managing metabolic dysfunction or thyroid disease.


However, there are some rules that most people can and should follow:

  • Eat more vegetables

  • Limit refined sugar, starches, alcohol

  • Make sure you are eating healthy fats

  • Hydrate with clean filtered water and balanced electrolytes

It may seem pretty simple, but it’s just the beginning. That’s why I’m here to work with you!


So as we celebrate the end of the holiday season and the beginning of a beautiful new year, here’s to a happy, healthy and oh-so-unique YOU.


In good health,


Holli


This communication may contain general nutrition and lifestyle advice. I am not a licensed physician. My advice is not intended, and you should not use it, to attempt to diagnose, prevent or treat diseases, ailments, pain or other medical conditions. Please consult your personal licensed physician to seek advice about diagnosing, preventing or treating specific ailments.




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