Welcome to how2connect.com's holistic nutrition portal. Holistic nutrition facilitates wellness by joining food with a broad understanding of lifestyle factors. This perspective of nutrition customizes dietary changes to your needs, stressors, lifestyle habits, and more. Having been in this field for nearly 20 years, I have seen what happens when a person tries to follow the “in" diet, a generic dietary plan, or even a friend’s well-meaning advice. Each person is unique, with individual conditions and symptoms. We will provide you with personalized, cost-effective tools to prevent health problems and treat your existing conditions effectively.
Can you remember your last personal health goal? What factors contributed to your success? What obstacles stood in your way? Now imagine you have someone to facilitate your healing in a lasting and meaningful way. This person listens to what has worked for you in the past and utilizes it in the present. This is the role of a holistic nutritionist: to make food and even change successful and fun!
Holistic nutritionists use the whole person as a guide to address symptoms. They will help you take small steps toward health with personal goals in mind. Good health is like a marathon. You can’t reach the finish line unless you take one step at a time. Our team approach provides all kinds of information and support to make your goals a reality. Specific topics offered in this section include:
I am Wendy Vigdor-Hess, the Director of Holistic Nutrition for how2connect.com. I am a registered dietitian, WellCoach, certified personal trainer, reiki master teacher, and wellness educator. I have worked in Washington, Maryland, and Virginia, and served as a Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) nutritionist in Seattle. I have also been a contractor for local and national corporate wellness programs. In 2011, I released my book, Sweetness Without Sugar: A Resource Guide for Dairy-, Egg-, and Gluten-Free Treats Made with Healthy Sweeteners. For nearly 20 years, I have helped people meet their personal goals and witnessed the healing power of dietary and lifestyle changes.
As the Director of Holistic Nutrition, I am passionate about sharing the hope for a healthier, happier you! By clarifying and addressing your inner needs, we will set you on your healing journey. We look forward to serving you a plate of wellness!
This is an original work authored by Wendy Vigdor-Hess, RD, RMT, WellCoach®
In this section we will review everything from Nutrition Basics such as carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals. In addition, we’ll review a variety of vitamin supplements. Perhaps you are interested in other subjects in the news such as genetically modified foods, excitotoxins, and excessive sugar. Then read on to learn more.
Regardless of how you spend your day, you need to eat well. If you are busy and on the run, leave the navigating details to us. Then you can reach your destination with energy to spare for the things that matter to you.
Eating a rainbow of colors is both fun and good for your health. In this section, learn about the benefits of each color and how food of all colors nourishes you with important vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
In this section, we discuss nutritional concerns relating to all ages within a family: women, men, infants, toddlers, school-aged kids, and teens. We have included ideas for creating family rituals and mealtime ideas. We also review programs available in schools around the nation. In addition, we have information on autism, ADD/ADHD, and tips for preparing for pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause.
Many factors go into making dietary changes. Having worked with thousands of people, our professionals know the importance of reviewing the many facets of nourishing our bodies. A few of these topics include sleep, stress, and belief systems. We offer specific ideas to help you address your lifestyle and behaviors in positive ways.
In this section we take a more alternative approach to nourishment. Learn more about the energetics of food, raw food lifestyle, and herbal and plant nutrition. We look at other topics such as food combining, cleansing, superfoods, and the Body BaguaTM. Stepping outside what we commonly hear about often brings adventure, growth, and lots of fun!
Visit this section often to learn about a wide variety of specific conditions and diagnoses. We help you find hope, no matter what your symptoms. Diet has an impact on your health and can work. From celiac disease, diabetes, and cancer to migraines and more, check back often.Learn More
The aging process is influenced by many factors. In this section we will review a variety of topics pertinent to keeping our elders in good health. People can be happy and vital well into their “golden” years.
Do you need to avoid dairy, wheat, gluten, or some other staple food? Do you have food allergies and sensitivities? If so, you have come to the right place. Here you will find tools and suggestions for living without these foods. And you will still be able to enjoy the food you eat.