Nutrition

Are you inundated, overwhelmed not to mention confused by all the contradictory “eat this- not that” nutritional advice you get from the web, TV and friends alike- If so, you’re not alone.

 

fruit - Nutrition at The Regal FigThe field of nutrition is fascinating, complicated and easy, yes easy-if you know what your body truly needs.

At The Regal Fig we provide a holistic and integrative approach to nutrition drawing upon the pillars espoused by the Institute of Functional Medicine.   Integrative Nutrition is a “whole person” centered approach recognizing and making use of all appropriate health practitioners to support a client’s journey to health. The relationship with the client is always central to the work we do. Functional Nutrition addresses “the underlying causes of disease, using a systems oriented approach by focusing on interactions between the environment and the gastrointestinal, endocrine and immune systems as it relates to diet and nutrition.”

What does this mean? Often times it means we pick up where your physician leaves off. We help you translate their recommendations into sustainable actionable plans involving uniquely designed diets and lifestyle changes to support your health and wellbeing or through an in-depth look at your diet and lifestyle we are able to make connections and dietary suggestions to support your nutritional and/or weight loss goals, or we may even suggest alternative healers and therapies where appropriate.

No one diet or way of eating is ideal for every body. Our bodies are amazing and complex and unique and perfect in their own right. Consuming the right foods for your body and the nutrients they convey while avoiding or eliminating those that aren’t can powerfully redefine your health.

At the Regal Fig we welcome the opportunity to support any individual or family in their journey to health but specialize in working with the following:

 

  • GastroIntestinal Health such as IBS, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Leaky Gut, Candida Gluten Intolerance, etc.
  • Mental Health related concerns such as mood swings, depression or anxiety
  • ADHD in both adults and children
  • Hormonal concerns such as PCOS, Menopause or Thyroid related issues
  • Weight loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Food Allergies
  • Migraine
  • Pregnancy
  • General Nutrition
  • Meal planning and healthy recipes

 

We are offer a variety of services related to nutrition from the very basic to the more complex depending on your needs and wants. Please note certain services may require lab work for further evaluation.

 

Clean Living-Nutrition

Clean Living-Nutrition is an intensive jump start to a cleaner more fulfilling way of living. If you are someone who believes in the power of food, is ready to make a change and has the drive, determination and stick-to-it-ousness to do it on your own but doesn’t know how or where to get started, this one day service is a perfect fit.

  • Food and Nutrition Assessment
  • Pantry Clean Out
  • Goal Setting
  • Grocery Store Tour

 

Pantry Clean Out

Need a little help weeding the junk out of your pantry? Give us a call. During this two hour session we take you on a tour of your pantry, offer advice on what to donate and what to save and let you know what’s really in the food you are buying and what it does to your body. We provide you a shopping list of “healthy” alternatives and “must” haves to support your goals of a healthier lifestyle.

 

Healthy Living Grocery Store Tour

Not all things are equal in this world and it is easy to be overwhelmed when trying to figure out what to buy when confronted with so many options. Do you buy Organic or Local? Name brand or generic? Is it possible to eat healthy on a budget? Are all “Green”products equally good? If you are ever confronted with these questions, this hour long tour could be the answer.

We take you on a tour through the grocery store and talk about the best things to buy and when, when to go organic or not, how and where you can save money and time as well as avoid unnecessary chemicals that are potentially toxic to you, your family and the environment.

 

We look forward to speaking with you to learn how we might support your nutritional journey. Please contact Beth at 703-785-8846 or email us for an initial complimentary conversation.

 

“Let food by thy medicine and medicine by thy food”

-Hippocrates