PHILOSOPHY

What we love at SR:

Here at Strong Roots, we believe in stripping away outside influences, tuning into our own bodies’ needs, and returning to the common-sense roots of nourishment: adequacy, balance, and enjoyment. We believe in helping people recognize, on an individual basis, what they require to feel their best and assisting them in honoring and fulfilling those needs while keeping in mind personal values, taste preferences, and constraints. We believe in meeting people wherever they are on their health journey and helping them make positive changes without deprivation and live more vibrantly by fueling their bodies with the nutrition it craves.

We believe that valuable sources of nutrition come from a variety of foods. Whole, from-the-earth foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and lean proteins are key components of any healthy lifestyle. We also believe in stripping away labels of “good” and “bad” from foods, eliminating fear of food, and creating balance between what our bodies need (calories, macronutrients, vitamins, minerals) and what our taste buds crave to avoid burnout, deprivation, and isolation. Food is a basic need – a fundamental requirement for survival as humans – and fear, guilt, and self-judgment should not be associated with eating. The goal is to create a healthy, nutritionally adequate, and balanced lifestyle that can be maintained and enjoyed forever.

 

What you won’t find at SR:

We do not support diet trends that have little to no scientific support. We don’t talk about what not to eat because we believe all foods can fit into a healthy lifestyle in moderation. Our bodies are amazing machines that know how to put ALL food to good use.

We use evidence-based practice, and when science has not caught up with curiosity, we use err-on-the-side-of-caution approach.