1 Simple Tool for Getting a Grip on Your Health

Being pregnant and birthing our daughters was such an empowering experience, I began sharing with other moms what they needed to know to have a natural birth.  A few years later I did the training necessary so I could lead classes on the subject.

I walk the talk.

A few weeks ago when I realized how off I was feeling-puffy body, really tired, poor digestion, stomach aches all day, dizzy at times and my skin, which had cleared up during the winter was now erupting all over again.  Arg.  Talk about frustration.  I knew it was time to see my Nutrition Response Testing practitioner.

Yep, everything was off.  From immune challenges to foods to a chemical to needing drainage support.  The whole nine yards.

And he gave me very specific recommendations, including keeping a food record, which I also use in my own practice, so I jumped in with both feet because, like I said, something was very off.

I walk the talk.

Within one week of following his recommendations 100%, I am feeling 80% better, my skin has entirely cleared up and I am looking forward to more change in the coming weeks.

1 simple tool for getting a grip on your health my friends is in keeping a food record.

Seems like such a small thing, a trite thing really, but what you get out of it is good hard data.

Here is where honesty is the best policy.  You have to write down everything that passes your lips-if not, you’re missing the point.

As a practitioner I use it to see not only what’s there but also what’s missing, or what we need to reduce or increase.

Let’s take a look at my food record for the past week based on avoiding dairy and fruit sugar:

Monday 28
lemon water
scrambled eggs with bacon and ham
ham/pickle roll up
carrots
nut thins
salami
corn chips with hummus
carrots almond butter
vegetable beef stew

Tuesday 29
lemon water
egg bake with spinach, onion, sausage
Carrots
Vegetable beef stew
Dover sole green beans & peas
Granola almond milk

Wednesday 30
Lemon water
Smoothie: chia seeds coconut milk honey unsweetened cocoa powder
Ham lettuce wraps mayo
Carrots hummus
Sprouted wheat bread one slice with avocado and ham
Vegetable beef stew

Thursday May 1
Two eggs
Dover sole fillet

egg bake

jicama, celery, carrots & hummus

granola & almond milk
3 lettuce wraps with ham, mayo, avocado

Friday May 2
2 eggs
Smoothie: Cocoa powder honey chia seeds coconut milk spinach
3 ham lettuce wraps mayo
Popcorn butter nutritional yeast coconut oil sea salt
Coconut chicken almond flour egg olive oil
Cauliflower garlic

Saturday
Granola almond milk
Celery
Sweet potato
Coconut chicken
veg beef stew with grain free seed bread
2 blackberries

Sunday May 4
gf pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, butter
3 turkey lettuce wraps with mayo
3 stalks celery nut butter
veg beef soup with grain free seed bread

Monday May 5
egg bake with bacon, spinach, onion
fried potatoes
grain free seed bread
spinach cocoa chia seed smoothie
celery & hummus
granola with coconut milk yogurt and honey
beef cabbage rolls

So, what’s missing?  When I look through this I see I need to:

a) eat more

b) add more veggies

c) add more healthy fat

d) get cooking—-how many times did I eat vegetable beef stew this week?

I have my clients keep a food record for a few weeks at the beginning of their designed clinical nutrition program with me and then again at any time things seem off.  It’s not only a great tool for them but also for myself as their practitioner to better guide and support them to their health goals.

To find out if you have any foods you need to avoid or to improve your energy or sleep, book your Nutrition Response Testing visit today.

Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Hi there, Nichi here! I am a Clinical Master in Advanced Nutrition Response Testing. Discovering natural healing methods for mind and body finally led me toward health restoration — and my calling in life. I have come alongside families in transforming their physical and mental health for more than 20 years and am honored to have their trust. Glad to have you join this community.
Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Hi there, Nichi here! I am a Clinical Master in Advanced Nutrition Response Testing. Discovering natural healing methods for mind and body finally led me toward health restoration — and my calling in life. I have come alongside families in transforming their physical and mental health for more than 20 years and am honored to have their trust. Glad to have you join this community.

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