Higher Health's was founded by Nigel O'Quinn. Nigel is a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist Practitioner, and entrepreneur.
After helping people with health and wellness from a fitness perspective for over 20 years, he's refocused with his attention to detail, and finding underlying causes of poor health.
You'll find that his approach to your best health is simple, effective, and unneurotic. He applies testing, rather than guessing to detail your needs and re-define normal in your life.
I've been in love with fitness, and optimizing my health since the age of 13. Being involved in many sports at a young age started my passion for wellness and diet. I became obsessed with understanding how to "fuel" my body effectively when I saw the results in my performance. At 14, I would start cooking "healthy" options for myself (of course, as my understanding of food grew, my "healthy" meals evolved). Ironically, after dabbling in nutrition in college where I studied Kinesiology, majoring in Health and Fitness, I experienced a severe downturn in my general health and wellbeing. Foods didn't sit or digest well, and for years, it robbed me of energy and not only created a ton of discomfort, but also confusion because I thought I was doing everything "right". It turns out, my digestive struggle was a blessing in disguise. The "discomfort", as Paul Chek would say, was my "Guru had arrived", and it had come to set me on a path to discover where real, sustainable, feel good, honest, optimal health comes from. My guts had had enough. I hit the books and found enlightenment. It started with Dr. Cate Shanahans "Deep Nutrition". I came to understand that our genes, the basic building blocks of our bodies, need traditional food.
We now live in a world full of obesity, disease, illness, and are climbing on board the "medical merry-go-round". We chase symptoms with pharmaceutical drugs. It became obvious to me that the reason the health the majority of our ancestors achieved seems elusive now is because we simply don't consume foods the way they did.
The moment I started consuming the foods that seem to have been lost to our society today (ie: organ meat, meats from pasture-raised animals), I began to feel I had better mental clarity, and was overall, healthier than I had been in my entire life. The discomfort went away, the energy came back, and my strength surged. It felt good to finally fill the gap that had been missing in my diet. It wasn't complicated, and it didn't come from a pharmacy or a shaker cup.
I have no idea where you are in your journey, how your health is, but here is a thought for you. Eat real food as much as possible, stay away from as much of the processed foods as you can, supplement with high quality whole food supplements like the ones found in our Higher Health's supplement line to fill any nutritional gaps you might have. Exercise daily, get good amounts of sun, sleep a solid 7-8 hours per day, and get around positive people.
Books that I've found extremely valuable and well worth their while that hopefully help you get educated and motivated to make positive changes are, again, leading with "Deep Nutrition". Anything from Robb Wolf, in particular his "The Paleo Solution", and one more just to get started is "The vegetarian myth" by Lierre Keith.
Aside from all that goodness, if you need or would like coaching, feel free to reach out, if we have spaces open, we can do a consultation and get started by discovering where we need to start, and what you would like to achieve.
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