Nutrition as an Approach to Optimal Health and Wellness
Thyroid and general nutrition practitioner, hormone and weight-loss specialist, and life and certified metabolic balance coach Tina Kozman, B.Sc., M.Ed., says, “Nutritional consulting and counseling is not a therapy per se, but is rather an approach to health and wellness that focuses on the interconnectedness of nutrition, lifestyle and overall well-being. One of the initial benefits clients enjoy by working with me is the ability to sleep more deeply and soundly; they wake feeling rested and refreshed. They lose weight as a result of proper nutrition and keep it off without feeling deprived. They stop experiencing heartburn or uncomfortable bloating, have less cramping and agitation around their cycle, reduced hot flashes and they feel more energized through the day. Most clients receive compliments on their glowing skin and notice a more radiant complexion. The best part is they end up having a much better understanding of the types of foods their bodies need to thrive and have less intense cravings for sweets or salty foods because they learn how to provide their bodies with adequate nutrition.”
Clients receive a cookbook that provides simple recipes they can incorporate in daily meal preparation, exclusive discounts on supplements through an online store and access to a supportive online community.
She advises, “A holistic nutrition practitioner recognizes that weight-loss efforts need to go beyond simple calorie restriction and exercise, taking into account the complex hormonal interactions within the body and the importance of balanced nutrition to support hormone health and weight management.” A holistic approach focuses on consuming whole, nutrient-dense foods that nourish the body and provide essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates.
“My clients are always impressed with how simple and easy it is to lose weight, while supporting thyroid and hormonal health. They start noticing results within two weeks and are absolutely thrilled, especially if they have tried and failed at other weight-loss programs. Anyone can do it, from a busy mom to an executive and anyone in-between, and all weight-loss plans are completely based on the individual, which is why my clients experience such a high level of success,” advises Kozman. “I don’t guess. I test, using blood work and specific metabolic blood work markers, to populate a variety of nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory foods that support the structure and function of the cells for optimal health and well-being, as well as to help support weight loss and healthy weight management. Fully integrated online services help save time while still providing exceptional service in the comfort of your own space. My counseling and consultations can be provided regardless of where you are.”
Kozman is planning an upcoming Masterclass focusing on the three pillars of weight loss and optimal thyroid and hormonal health.