The practice of integrative nutrition takes a holistic approach to wellness that is the foundation for optimal health, taking into account the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle and mental health.
Integrative and functional nutrition goes beyond basic dietary guidelines by incorporating digestive health and root causes for imbalance, while looking at environmental impact, genetic predisposition, including physiological, and psychological factors. Nutrition and lifestyle can impact us in many ways.
When our lifestyles, nutrition and environment is not in balance with our needs, it can affect our physical and mental wellbeing. Our thinking and cognitive functioning can be impacted with fogginess, mental lethargy, depression, anxiety or distractability. It can also impact how our body feels. We may feel tired, our muscles ache or we have little energy to do things. We can also be impacted through our senses, by feeling even more hyper-sensitive to our surroundings and our ability to cope with the impact to our senses. Many NeuroDivergent people are hyper-sensitive to chemicals, food additives and medications that can also impact on our overall wellbeing.
By taking an overall look at our health, lifestyle, environment and nutrition, we can gain a better understanding what works for us and to take charge of our health in a well-rounded and holistic approach.
Barb Cook is a qualified Integrative Nutritionist and registered Developmental Educator and focuses on a holistic way of being through integrating her experiences, knowledge and training of food, nutrition, and hyper-sensitivities, and the impact it can have on our physical and mental wellbeing.
Barb focuses on taking a holistic view to physical and mental health and wellbeing with an individualised approach to each person’s unique needs and supports. Barb provides consultations and assessments in relation to nutrition, nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics and your individual DNA.
- Certified DNA Life Practitioner
- Functional Medicine Testing
- Allergy Testing
- DNA testing in relation to nutrition and environment
- Prescribe Practitioner Only Supplements
- Meal planning
- Problems-solving sensory differences and limited nutritional sources
- Impact of executive functioning overwhelm
- Meal preparation
- Neuro-affirming and person-centred approach
Barb is currently on the Executive Committee Board of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA).
To make an appointment with Barb, please click HERE.