Healthy eating? That’s our jam. Whole foods, movement, clean water – these are the bricks you need to build a healthy you. But what if you’re eating healthy, or what you think is healthy, and things still are off – even way off? Well those bricks aren’t holding together. We need to look at the mortar.
Any of these sound like you?
- You have the ability to feel tired yet wired at the same time.
- You hit the snooze button 6 times on your alarm.
- You have a ‘no speaking to me’ rule before your morning caffeine.
- You are eating well, exercising, and the scale will.not.budge.
- 4 pm strikes and you need sugar. And there is no stopping you.
- 10 pm strikes and you feel inexplicably motivated.
- 2 am strikes and you are wide eyed, yet exhausted.
Wonder what’s going on here? What’s happening? A little thing called hormone imbalance. The king player intricately linked to everything from weight to mood to energy: your stress hormone cortisol. It interacts with our sex and thyroid hormones. Depleted levels are what’s behind chronic fatigue. Elevated levels are directly linked to heart attacks. Up and down, up and down…it can be like a roller coaster. One thing is certain: when cortisol is out of whack, the whole body can get thrown off.
Prescribe Balance gets you on the path of cortisol balance. We can’t make progress without addressing food first – so naturally we’ll guide you through 20 + days of foods that specifically support your adrenal glands (+ an education on what exactly adrenal glands are). Expect informative information breaking down the how and why of what’s going on inside your body, specific protocols for each step, targeted nutrient and supplement recommendations and, of course, on demand support so you can Prescribe Balance.
Oh but just wait. What’s more healthy then cleaning up the environment around you?! That old notion, ‘less is more’ – well, it couldn’t be more true. What sucks is thinking of ALL we have to do, that endless list. What if someone (hint: us) broken those things down into teeny tiny jobs that made you feel successful one.day.at.a.time? Check out the details here, you won’t want to miss this.
Keep your 2016 goals in check, enter the year feeling like a champ, and work towards the best balance of your life. Guaranteed.
Learn more about how our programs work right here! How it Works.
What’s more? We have the special talents of Heartbeet Kitchen (and a couple other surprises) for Prescribe Balance. Lucky us!
Beyond our incredible team, we have the fantastic pleasure to have a special guest moderator for Prescribe Balance. Meet Katherine Andrew!
Katherine Andrew, MPH, RD, LND, is first and foremost a wife and mom to three little ones. As a Registered Dietitian with a Masters degree in Public Health, she has over ten years of experience in community public health and nutrition. Her work experience includes food systems consulting, non-profit program development and management, evaluation, grant writing, business development, and private health counseling. Katherine’s love of cooking and good food led to the recent development of FEAST, a local jam and sprouted nut butter company.
As a nutritionist, Katherine believes in the power of a healthy relationship with real food. She helps clients address health concerns, navigate food sensitivities, plan healthy meals for themselves and their families, and restore their relationship with eating so that they can enjoy food. Katherine approaches each client individually to help create a realistic and simple plan for that person. As a mom herself, Katherine’s specialty and love is working with other moms and families who are trying to navigate the overwhelming world of food and nutrition. However, Katherine also works with dads, corporate groups, and individuals of all ages helping them explore what health and healthy eating looks like for them.
Katherine received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and her Masters of Public Health in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina. She has served as the Food Security Chair for both the North Carolina Dietetic Association and the Raleigh Dietetic Association, the Local Foods co-chair and board member of Wake County’s Advocates for Health in Action, and has served on the board of several other health initiatives in North Carolina, including the North Carolina Sustainable Food System Coalition, North Carolina Fruits and Veggies Nutrition Coalition Steering Committee, and North Carolina’s Community Garden Partnership.