What is mind-body nutrition?
Mind-Body Nutrition is a positive, empowering, and transformational approach that’s designed for anyone who eats. Each of us has a unique, fascinating, and ever changing relationship with food, and mind-body nutrition affirms the primary importance of this relationship. It sees our challenges with eating, weight, and health not as an indication that we’re broken, but as a beautiful opportunity to grow and evolve. It affirms that our relationship with food has important lessons to teach us if we choose to listen. It also recognizes that our challenges with eating, weight and health are intimately connected to other primary life dimensions including relationships, family, work, our search for meaning and fulfillment, and more.
Mind Body Nutrition advances the practice of clinical nutrition by exploring the psychophysiology of how thoughts, feelings and beliefs impact nutritional metabolism and health. It goes far beyond classical nutrition by focusing on the fascinating connections between brain, body, and behavior. Simply put, what we eat is only half of the story of good nutrition. The other half is who we are as eaters. Mind Body Nutrition reveals how things like stress physiology, the relaxation response, breathing, awareness, pleasure, and meal timing profoundly influence digestion and calorie burning. It also offers practical and results-oriented strategies for common eating challenges and health issues..