"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates
The philosophy of holistic nutrition is that one’s health is an expression of the complex interplay between the physical and chemical, mental and emotional, as well as spiritual and environmental aspects of one’s life and being. As such, professionals who are trained in holistic nutrition approach health and healing from a whole- person perspective. Using education as a primary tool, holistic nutrition professionals emphasize the building of health and disease risk-reduction by approaching each person as a unique individual. This requires fully engaging the individual in his or her health recovery process and honoring his or her innate wisdom by working in an empowering and cooperative manner to chart a course to optimal health.