People seek nutritional counseling as an alternative to medications, as well as to treat or improve a number of issues, including their mood, low energy, lack of focus, ongoing pain from chronic conditions, and problems with sleep. The Enteric Nervous System, which governs our digestive and metabolic processes, is one of the most powerful determinants of brain activity, having great influence over our emotional and physical well-being. In fact, our body’s biological pathways require specific nutrients, which is why optimal nutrition nourishes our bodies and minds. A registered nutritionist looks at lab tests, conducts an assessment of your dietary habits, and will take into account environmental variables, including work schedule, sleep hygiene, and food preparation. Whether through basic tips, the reinforcement of common sense, or clinical recommendations, nutritional counseling can dramatically improve your emotional and physical health.