A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Siv
Sjöholm, a woman committed to helping individuals and families
create a conscious and positive relationship with food.
Instead of focusing her energy on diets and weight loss, she
helps people understand their nutritional needs so they can release
their full potential and find greater happiness. Her mission
definitely peaked my interest!
In the 2 hours that I spent with her I learned so much about
food and wellness, and I appreciated her deep understanding that
it's not just about the body, it's about the mind and spirit as
In the following article Siv shares her unique and
Nourishment Beyond Food
What we eat nourishes us and is essential. You can make such a
difference in your life quality, moods, health, energy and vitality
by choosing to eat healthy and finding the best possible way to eat
for your body.
You may have tried a variety of diets, and perhaps even managed to
do well on one or a few for some time. However, the emphasis that
most diets place on willpower, deprivation and denial is both
unnecessary and counterproductive.
Unless you have a plan that is practical, works with your
lifestyle, and takes your individuality into account, the changes
you have worked so hard to make will not last. My expertise is in
helping you figure out what works best for you.
The food you eat makes the difference and affects all areas of
your life. So if you feel like you or your family could use some
help in this area, feel free to contact me for a free health
consultation! I would love to support you achieve your health
As a Holistic Health Counselor I also want to emphasis on the
other important factors that feed us in life besides food.
Love and relationships are part of what we call primary food, or
the parts of life that feed the hunger in the human soul. We all
have a need to give and receive love because love is a basic
primary food that nourishes, energizes and heals us.
You may have noticed that love and health are intrinsically
linked. Even modern science is catching up to what ancient
traditions have said for years: Love is good for your
A study of Harvard students showed that only 25 percent of those
who felt loved by their parents developed a major illness later in
life, while more than 90 percent of those who didn't feel loved
developed a major illness. Love is the ultimate superfood!
So whether your relationship status says "single, married or
it's complicated", make it a priority in your life and habits to
give and receive love. Whether its hugs and kisses, massage and
touch or words of kindness and smiles. Love will feed your
heart and soul. We are created with love and to love one
When you hug, hug tight.
When you talk, talk with your
When you listen, listen with your
Siv Sjöholm is a certified Holistic Health
Counselor/Nutritionist, a graduate of the Institute for Integrative
Nutrition in NYC, certified by Columbia University and accredited
by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
She is fluent in five languages and has clients in Finland,
Morocco, and New York City. She is now based in
Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]
Cathy Adams is a certified parenting coach, yoga instructor and mother to three girls.
See more of Cathy's stories here.
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