Céline Vaneeckhaute Bioresource and Sustainability Consulting

Personal health coach

Healthy living includes healthy food, physical activity, emotional wellness and adequate rest. Even for people that want to live a healthy lifestyle, it is a not an easy task to complete in the stressful consumption society we are facing today. Excess use of pesticides, over-production of antibiotic-rich meat, micro-pollutants in household products, work pressure, and more. We all deserve a better lifestyle than society is given us today.


SeLow’s approach towards a healthy lifestyle focusses on natural products, self-sufficiency, and physical and social activity. 
Customized health programs, weekend nature and wellness experiences, and vegetarian cooking are some of our key areas of specialization.

 

What we offer:
– Personal guidelines for a healthy diet
– Starting package for vegetarians
– Personal physical activity schedule and guidance
– Weekend educational and/or wellness packages including hiking trips in nature, healthy cooking, yoga, and various practical lessons (e.g. how to make my ecological shampoo?)
– Team building weekends
– Organic and/or vegetarian cooking lessons

Contact us for more information.

 

Vegetarian food experience:

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Since most environmental organizations and even lots of scientists ignore the issue, SeLow would like to stress that meat production is one of the worst contributors to man-made climate change and environmental pollution. Some examples:

  • Not eating a pound of meat saves more water than not showering for six months.
  • It takes a much greater amount of chemical fertilizers and energy to produce food for livestock than it does to produce plant-based food.
  • Globally, 80 % of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) in crop and grass harvests that feeds livestock ends up providing only around 20 % of the N and P in human diets. The remaining 60 % is lost in the environment.
  • The global meat industry is responsible for as much as 18 percent of all man-made greenhouse gases (United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, 2006). That is a greater proportion than the emissions produced by all the cars, trucks, and airplanes in the world combined.

Locally produced organic and free-range meats are good sources of meat that are not as damaging to the environment and prioritize the welfare of the animals.  At present, these meats cost a little more than the less stringent producers, but by eating less meat you can eat better meat without spending any more. However, the simplest and healthiest way to make a difference is simply to eat less meat – less frequently and in smaller portion sizes.

Besides the above environmental issues, reducing meat consumption has multiple health benefits, such as lower risks for heart diseases, diabetes, and cancer. A 12-year Oxford study published in the British Medical Journal found that vegetarians outlive meat eaters by six years.

A sustainable lifestyle starts with a sustainable table!