Posted by Timothy FitzGerald on Feb 04, 2019
Barbara Anstead, NNCP (Canadian Association of Natural Nutrition Practitioners) comes from a well established working/advisory "wellness" history with local businesses such as Simcoe Health Foods, Clark Pharmacy and the Dover Apothecary.
Today Barbara operates her business from her home in Simcoe (and was brought to us by our Rotarian Jill Taylor - her next door neighbour - luck is with us).
As the reporter today, I looked up the definition of the word "holistic". Of two dictionary definitions, I found
"characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease".
Barbara was asked how her work is coordinated with the medical community.? Barb advised that her work is neither practicing medicine nor pharmacology, but at the same time so much more than just nutrition.
Whether clients are referred to her from the medical community or word of mouth, the holistic approach recognizes that simply buying and eating "health food" may not make you healthy.  Many diseases or physical conditions have triggers. So if the "health foods" you buy have those triggers - well you get the picture!
Barbara can recommend what diets and heath foods may either compliment or may exacerbate a condition.
So what is the reference to "technology" about?
Well there are also physical triggers. Barbara has seen amazing balance and wellness improvements with "thinsole" socks/tech inserts (by Neuro Tech). The technology works on wellness by creating balance/homeostasis (the reasoning for this is actually very sound) - especially in seniors where with age reflexes seem to slow or perhaps get lazy which can be the precursors to a fall. These specially designed socks/tech inserts change or stimulate sensory points just enough for faster response or perhaps use pathways that have long been dormant.
When it came to shake a leg, four of our Rotarians pulled up their pant leg to show off their stylish Neuro Tech socks procured from Barb.
To contact Barb:
Phone 519-410-3544