Nutritional Therapy is like a salad sandwich, you only get out of it what you put into it. It’s a team effort with us working together to get you back on track. I’m not telling you what to do – I’m giving you the information that you need so that you can make your own educated decisions on what to do with your own body. So it’s also fine if you don’t follow my recommendations (I honestly won’t be upset) – at least you’ll have made an educated decision: you know where the path that you’ve chosen leads and are comfortable with that.
Have you been told that you have high cholesterol and need to use medication? Or maybe one of your family members has had a stroke or heart attack and you are worried about saturated fats? For many years we’ve been told by the media, health professionals and food manufacturers that cholesterol and saturated fats are bad, and can cause your arteries to clog up, leading to heart disease. But is fat the real villain?
Pay It Forward: “respond to a person’s kindness to oneself by being kind to someone else.”
I originally started training to do this job because I wanted to help people. I’m now doing that and I love it. The sad reality of life is that I need to pay my bills, rent, etc. This means that I need to be paid for my services.
BUT DON’T PEOPLE WITH LITTLE/NO MONEY NEED NUTRITION TOO?
A Facebook post by a local charity, Nite Light CIC, caught my eye:
“Since 1940 there has been a tremendous decline in the micronutrient density of foods. In the UK for example, there has been loss of magnesium in beef (−4 to −8%), bacon (−18%), chicken (−4%), cheddar cheese (−38%), parmesan cheese (−70%), whole milk (−21%) and vegetables (−24%). The loss of magnesium during food refining/processing is significant: white flour (−82%), polished rice (−83%), starch (−97%) and white sugar (−99%). Since 1968 the magnesium content in wheat has dropped almost 20%…..” Continue reading
If you have a disease and you take drugs or medication to ease the symptoms of that disease, you may feel a little better – but you’ve still got a disease.
The right diet can have a good impact on your health and wellbeing. However, eating the wrong foods can have the opposite effect. A number of studies are looking specifically at the Western Diet and whether it is a promoter of autoimmune diseases. While there is no definitive association between the two, there are plenty of signs that there are links. Continue reading
A good diet and the right nutrition are important whether you are in good health or not. However, it is even more vital when you are getting cancer treatment. The treatments can be really harsh on the body. For example you may feel weak, lose a lot of weight, or even find your body no longer tolerates certain foods. As a result you need to adapt your diet. Continue reading
Is the CoVid-19 threat evolution in progress?
Mother Nature can be beautiful and nurturing but (like all mothers) she won’t hesitate to bring us harshly into line if needed. Could CoVid-19 be Darwinism in action – an attempt to prune, train and strengthen us in the long-term? Continue reading
One of the cornerstones of functional medicine is that it looks at the history of each patient. The idea is that there could be a number of factors in the past that are causing the health concerns today. In fact, there may be several things that at first don’t appear to have any link to the current condition. However, on closer inspection they could be a cause or link to a root cause. Continue reading