About Nourishing Healthstyles
At Nourishing Healthstyles, we practice a mind-body approach to health and wellness.
We look at how all areas of your life are connected, and help you examine your thought processes and the beliefs about yourself. Does stress in your life cause you to over-eat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
Our approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods. Instead, we work with our clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding. (We promise we won't make you eat kale... unless you happen to like it!) From our experience, even the best diet in the world does not guarantee optimal health if other parts of your life are out of balance.
Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, managing stress, reducing food cravings, improving sleep and maximizing energy. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and create new habits that will allow you to nourish your body the way nature intended. As you begin to feel better, we will help you build on the positive momentum you are creating.
Most of the diseases that are plaguing society today are preventable and/or manageable with proper nutrition and better habits. Lifestyle medicine has none of the negative side-effects of conventional treatment. Conventional treatment is necessary in some cases, but the only true way to heal the body is to treat the root cause of your disease. We are on the leading edge of a health revolution, and you can be a part of it by truly caring for your health instead of just managing your disease.
Lisa Staples, Health Coach
Hi there! My name is Lisa Staples, and I'm a health coach. I live in the South Shore of Nova Scotia with my husband and our children.
As a former accountant turned health enthusiast, I started questioning what was in the food I was eating (and feeding my family) along with generally accepted nutrition guidelines. After spending years dealing with various symptoms, I was forced to take my health into my own hands when I could not get the help I needed through my family doctor and conventional medicine. After lots of trial and mostly error, I realized that the best way to obtain optimal health is through healthy diet and lifestyle choices. You can read more about my personal healing journey here.
I then heard about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and felt compelled to enroll in the comprehensive health coach training program so I could help others. I studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. (To learn more about by training, click here.)
Together, we co-create completely personalized action plans based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences and resources.