Since our bodies function based on the nutrients they are given, what you eat plays a huge role in preventing, managing, and reversing illness and disease. At times a simple change to the diet is all it takes to help you feel better, but other times it takes a whole body approach to rebuild and repair damage from years of stress, lack of sleep, poor diet etc. The more I study and experience how food affects health, the more I am amazed at how the body functions and is often able to heal itself when harmful substances are taken away and it is given what it needs.
Here are a few of the many health issues that a change in your diet and lifestyle may be able to manage, improve, or even reverse.
Weight management: weight gain, weight loss, and weight loss resistance
Digestive issues: IBS / IBD, crohn’s, celiac, ulcerative colitis, diverticulosis, gastritis
Food allergies and sensitivities
GERD / Heartburn
Diabetes / Hypoglycemia
Skin issues: eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne
Bacteria / Yeast imbalance: SIBO, candida
High Cholesterol / Triglycerides
Arthritis and other inflammatory issues
Autoimmune diseases and immune function
Exercise training and performance
Headaches / Migraines
Anxiety / Depression
From my own experience in seeking to improve my health, I know that making lifestyle changes is no easy task. Changing routines and habits requires hard work and step by step progression that encompasses the whole person. My goal is to help you develop a healthy relationship with food in the midst of achieving your goals. I believe that change does not happen overnight and therefore to best help you I want to invest in your life for more than 1 or 2 visits, but if all you need is 1 or 2 nutrition consults to get started — I’m happy to do that as well!
Leslie has been a great help to me. I sought help because of unresolved digestive issues. Leslie has very patiently worked with me to find the foods that negatively impact me and guided me in adopting healthier lifestyle habits. She has helped me realize how much stress affects digestion. She has had so much perseverance and patience in helping me find the answers to my digestive troubles. She is also extremely positive and very good about reminding me about the progress I have made. Since working with Leslie my main digestive issue has cleared up, I have increased energy and a healthier relationship with food. The recipes she recommends are ones that my entire family will eat and the ingredients are easy to find. Grace, Goals & Guts is a very appropriate name! Leslie helps you learn to have grace on yourself, helps you set achievable goals and encourages you to have the guts to tackle your goals!