Updated: Mar 16
I'm Sara, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and the owner of Sara Lodge Nutrition. I specialize in the Brain-Gut Connection: how the state of your mental health can impact your gut health, and vice versa.
In my practice, I help people gain clarity between these two aspects of their lives so they can find a refreshing balance between them. Not only do I provide nutritional science and customized protocols, but also healthy lifestyle practices like meditation and yoga as well as journaling, breath work, and support from myself and others in the community.
As a practitioner and as a person, I am compassionate, insightful and kind—and will never sugarcoat the work it takes to make a change in your health or well-being. Of course this is delivered with love and gentleness.
We all want to be healthy, but we don't always know how to get there. And I'm not just talking about the physical part of your health. I'm talking about the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects as well.
This blog will cover all of those things. We'll talk about how to simplify your life so that you can make time for yourself and others, eat well, achieve your health goals and live a full life with energy and joy!
Here's what we'll cover in this blog:
The Brain-Gut Connection
The Brain-Gut connection is a real thing and it can be a vicious cycle.
Gut problems can cause anxiety, stress, and depression. But these emotional states can also cause gastrointestinal issues. So if you're experiencing gut pain and discomfort, it's important to consider the role of your mind in the equation—because if you don't, your digestive problems may never go away. I am going to provide you with various ways to get in check with this connection.
The connection between the gut and brain is critical for many things such as mood, digestion and inflammation. In this section, we will discuss how stress impacts gut health as well as other stressors such as toxicity in our environment (food additives, pesticides etc).
You will learn how to identify whether you have an imbalanced gut flora (microbiome) which could be causing issues like leaky gut or SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
Holistic Healing Methods
The Wise Nutritionist will provide various Natural healing modalities such as yoga, meditation, journaling, mindfulness and the power of words. This certainly comes in to play for those that have a poor relationship with food, I will discuss various intuitive/intentional eating strategies so that you can improve that poor relationship with food and start to live life beyond the kitchen.
Of course there will be epic recipes for you to enjoy! These recipes will always come from a place of love (instead of guilt), a side of humour (instead of shame), gut healing as well as feeding and supporting the mind (instead of obsessing).
What does all this mean?
You are going to learn how to work with your body’s own healing system by eating whole foods that nourish the body and brain while reducing inflammation in the gut.
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