Personally, think that food is the basis of everything. It is something I pay attention to for preventative purposes and also for comfort and nostalgia. Despite my mindset now, in the past, I have always had a really unhealthy relationship to food and only a few years ago I have learned that it is more important to fuel my body than to deprive it of something for cosmetic reasons.
Over the years, I have tried out most diets, workouts and quick fixes in the name of “losing weight” and suffered the consequences in the form of missing periods, severe fatigue and a very weak pelvic floor.
Through unhealthy eating habits, I completely destroyed my healthy metabolism and deprived my body of the nutrients it needed and deserved. It took years to get to a healthy mindset and eating regularly, as banal as it may seem, is still one of my biggest everyday hassles.
I am telling you all of this because I want you to know that a healthy lifestyle doesn’t come easily to me. While trying to create a healthy balance and weeding through the overflow of information, it can be hard to find a clear path to follow. I was recently approached by mindbodygreen.com, who have just started launching a series of absolutely fantastic online courses. One of those online courses is called “Unlock The Power Of Food To Heal Your Body, Prevent Disease & Achieve Optimal Health”.
Mindbodygreen.com was kind enough to let me try out the course and I have to say, this might be one of the most valuable courses I have taken in a very long time, so I simply had to share it.
“Unlock The Power Of Food To Heal Your Body, Prevent Disease & Achieve Optimal Health” is for those who want to look into or learn more about what it means to view food from a holistic perspective. It encourages you to take back the responsibility for your health and live your best life. You’ll learn facts about healthy foods as well as practical advice for things like ” How to stock a healthy kitchen”,”Healthy cooking techniques” and “functional food aka healing through the power of nutrition”.
The program contains of over 160 video lessons taught by some of the biggest names in functional health today, like Kelly LeVeque, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Taz Bhatia, and what I loved most about trying out the first few lessons is that it really approaches healthy eating with a realistic lifestyle and budget in mind.
Study guides, writing assignments and quizzes are just a few things included in the self-paced based online course, which really fits in well with my busy day to day schedule.
Another thing, which I haven’t tried out yet but love the idea of, are the additional office hours with all instructors at various points throughout the program, so you can get your biggest functional nutrition-related questions answered directly by the experts!
In additional to all of the above, you’ll earn the title of mindbodygreen Functional Nutrition Guide (mbg FNG) upon completion of the program, signifying your deep knowledge and dedication to functional nutrition— which might be a valuable asset to any health coaching business.
I’ll update you on my progress in the course and what I have taken away from it. If you decide to enroll as well, feel free to let me know and we can continue the conversation about this wonderfully complex topic.
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