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Nutritional Assessment

Would you like to have more energy?
Have you tried everything and still can’t lose the weight?
Would you like to calm your mind and feel joyous?

Do you ever wonder if your diet is providing all your required nutrients?  Are you aware that food sensitivities and nutritional imbalances can cause inflammation, fatigue or weight gain?  Determine what foods or nutritional imbalances may be contributing to your specific health issues. 

Providing the correct fuel is essential for abundant energy and well-being. Metabolic typing is a system of nutrition that is client specific. Most systems of nutrition are allopathic in their approach, in that the symptom is treated rather than the biochemistry of the person who has the disease or health issue.

Food, environmental and chemical sensitivities are often unknown and unidentified by most people. These sensitivities are often a common cause of ill health symptoms that cause allergies or intolerance. Valerie’s background in nutrition and wellness can help develop an optimum healthy diet and lifestyle recommendations for your individual needs.

Is stress affecting your health?

What is biofeedback and how might it help me?

The Indigo biofeedback system helps manage and retrain stress patterns, educates clients about stress and lifestyle changes. In approximately five minutes information to over 11,000 signatures about the client stress reactions are recorded.

The Indigo biofeedback System is used for stress reduction, relaxation training, muscle reeducation, pain management and brain wave relaxation training. It utilizes similar technologies as the MRI, CT Scan, EEG and ECG; all of which measure the electrical activity of the body to provide information about the state of a client’s health.

Benefits include:

  • Ability to relax more quickly
  • Improve sleep
  • Reduction of stress, tenseness and nervousnessReduction of anger, fear, apprehension and gloominess
  • Heightened muscle mobility, coordination, flexibility and sport performance
  • Enhanced mental clarity, memory and improved attention
  • Decreased pain/headaches
The following conditions are commonly associated with Nutritional Deficiencies or Imbalances

Brain Disorders

Are you or a loved one living with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, ADHD, Autism, Memory Decline or Addictions? Your thinking, feeling, mental energy and focus depend on an optimal supply of nutrients to the brain. When you are having difficulty concentrating, when your mood is low, when you struggle to find a memory, do you consider that you may be poorly nourished?

Hormonal Imbalances

Are you suffering from PMS, perimenopause or menopausal symptoms? Hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, bloating and decreased sex drive are some of the symptoms associated with hormone imbalances. Food choices have a major impact on your health when hormone levels are fluctuating. Keeping your cells nourished with proper nutrition will protect your health during times of stress.

Anxiety / Depression

Did you know that food can impact your emotional health? Imbalances, sensitivities and deficiencies can create biochemical reactions within us to cause feelings of anxiety or depression. You are not only what you eat, how you think and feel depends on what you eat. Biofeedback technology provides information onspecific neurotransmitter/chemical imbalances and helps to retrain the body to healthier patterns.

Food Sensitivities

Do you feel better or worse after you eat? You may be eating foods that are incompatible with your body chemistry. Using biofeedback technology, individual stress reactions to foods and environmental allergens can be measured. Determine what substances you may be reacting to and impacting your health.

Eating Disorders

Do you live to eat or eat to live? You don’t need a diagnosis of Anorexia, Bulimia or Food Addiction to suspect you may have a problem with food and diet. All eating disorders are linked with nutrition, malnutrition, food sensitivities or blood sugar issues. Determin what nutritional factors may be contributing to an unhealthy relationship with food.

Detox

Do you know if toxins and harmful chemicals are present in your body? Once accumulated they commonly cause symptoms of ill health. Much disease, especially degenerative disease, comes from congestion and stagnation in the body (organs, tissues, circulation, lymph and cells). This unhealthy state can be cleared from the body though cleansing and detoxification. This is the first step in the three phases of healing; detox/unblocking, energetic rebuilding/support, and stimulating/regeneration.

Fatigue

Are you exhausted? Eating meals based on the right macronutrient ratios (the balance of proteins, carbohydrates and fats) will support your unique metabolic needs. Fatigue can be caused by a number of nutritional imbalances or stressors. A nutritional review combined with biofeedback technology will provide insight as to what may be associated with your fatigue.

Benefits Associated with a Nutritional Assessment

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Knowledge

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Increased Awareness

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Improved Health

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Eliminate Colds & Flu

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Increased Energy

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Reduced Pain & Inflammation

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Focused Thinking

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Returned Vitality

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Feel Cleaner

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Reduce Allergies

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Better Focus

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Memory Recall

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Positive Emotions

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Social Connectivity

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Weight Management

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Less Moodiness

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Better Sleep

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Reduced Stress

Meet The Team

Valerie Mrakuzic

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults

SPECIALTIES: ADHD, Child Behaviour Issues, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Lack of Energy

Valerie Mrakuzic

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

The best path to good health is nutrition, and Valerie Mrakuzic is all about helping people achieve their best health. She is dedicated to finding her clients the correct eating plan to suit their individual needs. Whether the goal is reducing stress, increasing energy, losing weight or improving sleep – or any other aspect of life that feels out of control – Valerie will get to the root cause of the issue and make recommendations to get you back on track.

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To determine the best nutritional plan, Valerie uses an integrated approach combining metabolic typing and biofeedback technology. Metabolic typing is a client –specific nutrition system that focuses on the individual biochemistry behind the health issue. Biofeedback technology measures the electrical activity of the body to provide information about the client’s health and reprograms the body towards optimum health and well-being.

Valerie’s nutritional programs target: detoxification and cleansing; anxiety and depression; disordered eating; food allergies and sensitivities; inflammatory conditions; sports nutrition and weight loss.
A graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Valerie know that foods, environmental and chemical sensitivities are often behind ill-health symptoms and experiences. She believes it is crucial to allow the body to naturally balance and heal itself with nutrient-dense whole foods and lifestyle management.