Holistic Massage School Helps Fight Obesity with Classes on Holistic Nutrition

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HHSHH) recognizes that according to Trust for America’s Health’s annual report, obesity rates have doubled since 1980, (from 15 to 30 percent), while childhood obesity rates have more than tripled. Obesity puts these individuals at an increased risk of more than 30 serious diseases, negatively impacting their lives as well as our health care system. Herbal plants

The goal of HHSHH’s course ‘Holistic Nutrition” is to educate students about healthy nutrition so they can build a strong foundation for long term health and wellbeing. The course examines the basic nutrients in food and how food affects the mind/body connection. Class discussions include how food choices impact our health and how food affects our own energy. Through demonstration, preparation and sharing of delicious and healthy recipes HHSHH students learn to design their own unique nutrition program and become advocates for healthy eating. Below is a list of just a few of the super-foods students learn about and the benefits they offer as part of a healthy, holistic meal plan.

  • Acai juice – A glass or two can dramatically boost the amount of antioxidants in your blood. (Cit: Texas A&M University researchers)
  • Apples – They contain Quercetin, an antioxidant that may reduce your risk of lung cancer.
  • Asparagus – Just half a cup supplies 50% of your RDA for vitamin K which builds bones.
  • Avocados – Their healthy fat helps keep you satisfied and able to absorb other nutrients.
  • Baked potatoes – Each packs a mega-dose of blood-pressure lowering potassium.
  • Bananas – Loaded with good-for-you fiber and starch which helps you slim down.
  • Black beans – High in protein, fiber and flavonoids, black beans provide antioxidants that help your arteries remain relaxed and pliable.
  • Blackberries – Offer more antioxidants than strawberries, cranberries or blueberries.
  • Bran flakes – Heart protecting whole grains reduce inflammation and melt belly fat.
  • Brown rice – A rich source of magnesium needed to convert food to energy and build healthy bones.
  • Cauliflower – Is packed with Glucosinolates believed to fight cancer.
  • Collard greens – Full of vitamin A and Lutein, collard greens help keep your eyes healthy.

Since it’s opening in 1992, Healing Hands School of Holistic Health has successfully prepared more than 6,000 students for satisfying and rewarding careers as Massage Therapists or Holistic Health Practitioners.  To learn more about ‘Holistic Nutrition’, or any of the other 80+ massage therapy and holistic health courses offered at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, please visit us on-line at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills or at (760) 746-9364 in Escondido.

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Founded by Paula and Neha Curtiss in 1992, HHSHH boasts two academic Programs and over 80 Massage & Holistic Health classes. Paula and Neha’s vision is to teach therapeutic bodywork and related therapies so students not only master the techniques, but gain a deep respect for their bodies and each other.  HHSHH instructors do a great job in fulfilling this vision as graduates have been in high-demand by top employers for over 20 years!

In addition to the basic massage modalities ie; Swedish, Sports and Deep Tissue, HHSHH offers classes on ancient healing practices from around the world!  These include Tui Na from China, Shiatsu from Japan, Thai Massage from Thailand and Ayurvedic Massage from India.

If an education at HHSHH resonates with you, call us for a visit and tour.  We make it easy to attend with two So Cal locations, and classes offered during the day, evenings & on weekends.  Tuition Plans plus FSA, VA and WIA Benefits/Funding are also available to those who qualify.

HHSHH has prepared more than 6,000 students for Transformative and Rewarding careers as Massage Therapists or Holistic Health Practitioners and can do the same for you! Call us and Start Your Journey …today! [760.746.9364 / Escondido – 949.305.2722 / Laguna Hills]