Britni Martinelli is a functional nutritionist in culinary medicine with emphasis on hormone and gut health. She delivers in the area of increasing energy levels through the function of food and teaches with an intuitive eating mechanism for how to hone-in on what she coined the “food-function-feeling connection”.
Nourishing Nelli encompasses Britni’s recipes and cooking techniques, dives into the functionality of different food groups and explains the body’s reactions in relation. She works diligently with clients one-on-one to help them find their unique path to wellness.
Britni is the author of Batch Build the Book – a complete guide to mastering healthy meals in minutes, and Dessert in Disguise – an e-book full of sugar-free dessert type recipes that contain the nutrients of a healthy and balanced meal. Britni is the host of Nourishing Knowledge, a monthly webinar where she breaks down the truth’s behind trending wellness topics! Britni has launched a dairy-free nut milk line labeled Beetle Mylk which is sold locally in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Nourishing Nelli is built around her following philosophy of the “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 put inside, becomes information for your body’s cells to thrive. Choose WHOLE, MINIMALLY PROCESSED, REAL FOOD. Fill up on an abundance of fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, beans, grains, nuts, and seeds that all provide you with energy to feel amazing!
Drink & Hydrate
The human body is comprised of 65-70% water making it an essential component for all bodily functions. Water is fundamental for life to occur. Use this element to your benefit for hydration and to flush out unwanted toxins.
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 your brain and other organs. As a human, you move to express your needs, wants, ideas and emotions. The better you move, the better you live. By moving we can sweat and sweating flushes the body of toxins to keep you feeling balanced.
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 brain and body. 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. Aim to optimize your sleep schedule via your circadian rhythm.
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 that 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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