Britni Martinelli is a functional nutritionist specializing in women’s wellness with emphasis on gut health. She delivers in areas from hormonal balance to increasing energy levels through the function of food.
Nourishing Nelli encompasses Britni’s recipes and cooking techniques, dives into functionality of the different food groups and explains the body’s reactions in relation.
Britni is the author of Dessert in Disguise; an e-book full of sugar-free dessert type recipes that contain like-nutrients of a healthy balanced meal – being it a real disguise when it comes to dessert! Britni has launched a dairy-free nut milk line labeled Beetle Mylk which is sold locally in Saint Louis, Missouri. It’s focus is on providing a prebiotic rich, vegetable inclusive alternative to traditional dairy milk; emphasizing in increasing energy and endurance levels.
Nourishing Nelli is built around her following philosophy of “8 Pillars for Living a Nourished Life”
Eat & Nourish
Choose health by eating to nourish your body. There is no better feeling than that of being full on delicious and nutritious real food; knowing that everything you’ve put inside is turning into fuel for your body’s cells to thrive. Choose WHOLE, MINIMALLY PROCESSES, REAL FOOD. Fill up on an abundance of fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, beans, grains, nuts, and seeds that all give you energy to feel almighty.
Drink & Hydrate
Water is fundamental for ALL of life. The human body is comprised of 65-70% water making it an essential component for all bodily functions. Water attracts more water; use this element to your benefit by staying hydrated to flush out unwanted toxins and lubricate joints and organs. Water is crucial for repelling fatigue and keeping clear skin.
Move & Sweat
There’s no magic glisten or glow that you can buy – it’s got to be natural. Move your body in every way, everyday. Movement allows you to feel more agile and energetic. It supports digestion and blood circulation for transporting oxygen and nutrients to our brain, skin, and organs. As a human, you move to express your needs, wants, ideas and emotions. The better you move, the better you live. Sweating flushes the body of toxins that build-up and keep you feeling off-balance.
Sleep & Rest
One of the most important parts of your day is sleep. Sleep is crucial for regulating hormone and hunger levels which correlate with a healthy weight. As soon as your head hits the pillow, your body is getting ready to go to work. During those precious nighttime hours, your tissues grow and repair, energy is restored and your mind disassembles the day so that you can wake up refreshed and ready to do it all over again.
Live & Learn
Self-awareness creates an upward spiral of self-acceptance. When you are in tune with your body, you know exactly which aspect to draw attention to; adding more opportunities for wholesome living and balance into your day-to-day. Use meditation to look at the bigger picture and create a special area within yourself for refocusing. Be present in the moment instead of worrying about what if, what time, and how much. Practice mindfulness by taking the time to listen to your body and connect with yourself; leading to a happier and more productive you. Nourishing Nelli is your space to give and receive advice on becoming more present and more purposeful in the way you treat yourself and spend your time. You truly have unlimited potential, it’s a matter of finding and using it!
Sex & Love
Whether it’s a bonded friendship or a heart-to-heart romance — your relationships, as well as sex and love life, set the tone for your emotional and physiological state. Add spice to your life; a healthy sex life with your partner helps release oxytocin and endorphins, which have a huge calming and de-stressing effect on the body. These two feel-good hormones help you achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. Spend more time with friends and family to nourish your heart.
Nurture & Care
Self-care is the compassion your body and soul need to reach true wellness. You don’t have to break the bank to show yourself love. Simply pampering your self with alone time and doing whatever you desire for a bit each day is rewarding in itself. Treat yourself to things that you enjoy and make you smile. Know you’re already the most perfect version of you that exists. Know that who you are is so much more beautiful, complex and fascinating than a number on the scale or an image in the mirror. Nourishing Nelli exists to celebrate your physique just as it is and find joy in your individuality.
Fit & Fierce
Fitness happens when movement meets motivation to know your body’s potential. Compete with no one but yourself, to be the best version of you! Nourishing Nelli is a space is for learning how to do just that – by making exercise feel more enjoyable, rest more intuitive, and peak performance more natural in the everyday.
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