What is the online assessment all about?

notepadI frequently get the question: “What’s your Assessment all about?” Today, I thought I would take the opportunity to explain the process, in case you’ve always wondered but haven’t asked yet!

My training and perspective is holistic, and that means a few things to me. Number one, I believe that – although we all have the same general needs for nutrients like proteins, fats, carbs, vitamins and minerals – we’ve all inherited different genes and quirks and traits that make us different. Look around and I am sure you will agree: we are not all the same! Each of us have our own unique systems that need individual care and attention, and we don’t respond to a “one size fits all” approach to anything, let alone nutrition.

Secondly, my holistic perspective means that I think that everything happening in your body is related. So if you have headaches, we don’t just focus on your head: we look at everything that’s happening in your body. This is likely different than the experience you would have with your doctor, for example, who might send you for a brain scan if you complain of headaches. Your doctor’s approach is great too: we need to “rule things out” as much as possible. Your experience with your doctor, however, likely ends once he confirms that your brain is perfectly fine. If you are still experiencing headaches, though, you require more help. That’s where I come in!

Thirdly, and this is the big link to the Body Talk Assessment: my belief is that the symptoms you experience provide important clues about what’s going on with your health. In fact, symptoms – like headache, fatigue, weight gain around the middle, acne – are your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t working as well as it could. (In other words, Body Talk.) Because we live in the same body we’ve always had, however, sometimes we (a) don’t know we’re not supposed to experience something (like gas after we eat) and consider it normal; (b) are so used to something we don’t notice it anymore; or (c) we think our symptoms are all part of getting older. Special note to you: your symptoms don’t mean any of these things. When you experience symptoms, it means your body is trying to get your attention so you can fix the problem.

(Things like being happy, energetic, pain-free, quiet digestion, regular bowel movements and clear, glowing skin are symptoms, too: but they are symptoms of a balanced, healthy body!)

The online Body Talk Assessment is created for you to reconnect with your body, and take time to notice symptoms. It’s kind of like journaling, but online and with check-boxes. You simply sit with a cup of tea and rate a list of symptoms according to whether you experience them often, sometimes or never. That’s it. Easy peesy lemon squeezy. The Body Talk Assessment doesn’t provide a ‘diagnosis’ (I’m not authorized to do that!), but it does help to pinpoint areas of concern for you in terms of your digestion, nutrient intake (deficiencies and excesses) and any imbalances in your body.

Then we get to chat! I help you establish priorities and create a strategy to help you get back into balance, fix the nutrient issues and follow a personalized plan designed just for you. Nice, right?

If you still have questions, let me know. If you’d like to see how the Body Talk Assessment could help you, go here. I’d love to help you feel great, look fabulous and live well!

Until next time, I wish you vibrant health and a beautiful day!
Lisa

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