Stay Happy, Stay Healthy - World Health Day!
It's World Health Day today!
World Health Day is a big deal, it is recognized by multiple agencies all across well... the WORLD… unlike National Spinach Day this day is a bit more serious, not to hate on Spinach… see my last post. I do love it!
World Health Day has been recognized for years on April 7th, the date the World Health Organization (WHO) was founded. It is GLOBAL as the name entails, and for many years WHO picks a topic/theme that is affecting our WORLD on a GLOBAL scale as it relates to health.
For 2018 the theme is Universal Health Coverage. Oy vey. That’s a big one. A controversial theme but a much needed one.
This year’s topic is quite political, and I am not an expert on Health Coverage; but what I am an expert on is nutrition as it relates to our health and that CONNECTION is significant.
World Health Day, regardless of theme is always about bringing health awareness on a global scale.
In the field of nutrition things can get confusing quickly and it is your health at stake, so it is incredibly important that when you seek nutritional help, it is with a qualified & credentialed professional.
Those professionals are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. You may have heard the quote:
“All Dietitians are Nutritionists, but not all Nutritionists are Dietitians”
There is an enormous difference between someone calling themselves a nutritionist and being a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. The differences are vast but most importantly the schooling, education, medical training, and clinical skill set to care for someone using medical nutrition therapy.
I went to school for 8 years, NOT just 1 online course. Nutrition might just seem like fruits and vegetables at first, but if you have ever read about a health concern you have probably seen it involves nutrition in some capacity, either as the cause, or the treatment, or the way in which you manage the symptoms.
Nutrition is complex, it is medical, it is multi-layered, it is a cornerstone to your entire health and your life.
Seeking advice from someone who took 1 class online or is a self-proclaimed nutritionist is concerning. Your health is way too important to put it in the hands of someone who has no medical training or clinical understanding of the body.
It is important to work with a credentialed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who understands what your blood work means, why your body stores fat in certain places, whether something can be addressed with food alone or with supplements, an RDN understands the biochemistry behind what you are eating and whether it is appropriate for you as an individual based on your personal goals, health, medical history and a series of other factors.
I work with my clients over the phone all across the country, through email and text messaging it has never been easier or more convenient to have an expert medical professional in your back pocket to support you on your journey.
At this point in my practice of Nutrition about 90% of my clientele is virtual, meaning they receive their nutrition support over the phone, Facetime, emails & or text.
Our most popular services are Blood Work reviews and supplement evaluations, as well as virtual nutrition in general (consults over the phone are big, because we are all BUSY).
Bloodwork reviews help you to understand your own results as it relates to your health and nutrition—you receive tailored nutrition suggestions based on your blood work (and supplementation suggestions (if appropriate).
Whether your concern is IBS, PCOS, Diabetes, obesity, cancer, autoimmune disease or you want to optimize your health and work on prevention- all of this and more can be done virtually!
You have probably read the quote, “You can invest in your health now, or pay for it later”.
I am not sure who said that but #TRUTH.
What does that mean to you? What is the REAL cost of not paying attention to our health.
Is it the payments later for knee surgery from being overweight? Is it the development of type II Diabetes and the money it will cost to take care of that diagnosis? OR, is it the pain of living with a form of Diabetes you could have prevented or delayed. Is it not being able to travel when you finally have the funds to do so; because walking around any major city is a challenge due to medical issues, being overweight, or a GI issue that was left unaddressed?
What is that cost?
The consequences for neglecting our health are grave and NUMEROUS, the REWARD though for investing in our health is even GREATER!!
So, on World Health Day, I encourage you to make a positive change for your health.
Pick something. Do something for your health. If not now, then when?
Ignoring it will not make it go away. I know it isn’t easy, and I know it can be difficult in more ways than one, but you get to choose. You get to decide! Cheers to your health and making positive changes!
Always here for all of your questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime!