Being Evidence-Based

The field of health and nutrition is filled with buzzwords. Some of them, like diets, come and go; while others are more eternal. One buzzword I’ve seen a lot of over the last couple of years is “evidence-based” or “science-based”. It’s something that many practitioners claim to be. The basic idea this term is meant to convey is that this practitioner does their research and looks into the science before making any claims. Or that when making a statement, they can back it up with some study or collection of studies. It’s meant to distance themselves from the “wellness” crowd, who make … [Read more...]

Meeting Your Needs

I've always been fascinated by what makes people tick. Why do people make the decisions that they do, either consciously or unconsciously? While I was studying nutrition I took a course in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). Like anything, unless your practise and use it, it doesn’t grow or improve. For the last couple of years understanding nutrition has taken centre stage and while I use bits and pieces of NLP it hasn’t been where I would like it to be. Lately I have been seeing a lot more clients where it is not so much about the food. There are other things going on in their lives (and … [Read more...]