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Mental attitudes and emotions are important elements in overall health. When treating illness and disease, lifestyle counselling – along with naturopathic therapies – can provide support for those with depression, fatigue, work-related stress, relationship issues and life transitions. Your naturopathic doctor can help you maintain long-term health and wellness with a program that may include counselling, exercise and sleep recommendations, among other therapies.
A healthy diet, with the right balance of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, anti-oxidants, fibre and amino acids is the most important tool for your body to manage stress and to prevent and recover from illness.
The RSNC’s Be Your BEST Self (BYBS) program is a healthy lifestyle and weight management program, created by Dr. Afsoun Khalili, ND for people who are struggling with their weight.
BYBS focuses on healthy eating and lifestyle education and provides tools to individuals for maintaining healthy lifestyle changes and managing stress. The program addresses underlying issues around food and eating by giving participants the tools to recognize behaviours that may contribute to their weight issues.
BYBS support groups provide motivation for program participants, where topics such as the following are discussed:
- Food sensitivities and how to read labels
- How to shop, eat and cook healthily
- Stress and stress management
- Depression and anxiety
- Menopause and andropause
NOTE: This program is not for individuals with anorexia nervosa, bulimia, other eating disorders, or those under the age of 16.