It's not just what we eat that keeps us fit and healthy, it's actually what our body assimilates and absorbs from foods that gives us the nutrients, the fuel and the ability for everything to work as a whole, in unison.
This is what gives us energy, vitality and clarity plus we have all the tools we then need for healing as and when this is required.
Remember - your body never works against you
Whenever we are ill it limits our lives. Just having an acute cold, ache, pain or even flu only debilitates us for a few days and in naturopathic terms the body is always better for a cleanse. Usually we soon bounce back with a little rest and some self care.
But what about those chronic conditions, the ones that go on from week to week, month to month and year to year? Those conditions that prevent you from doing the things you want to do, go the places you want to visit and leave you feeling despondent and helpless. May be you've tried many therapies, have consulted many doctors and may be on a whole range of medication but still you are not where you want to be with your wellbeing.
This is when working one-to-one with someone like myself can truly make a difference. Together we can design a food regime - not a diet, I don't do diets - that suits your lifestyle, time, budget, capabilities and more importantly enable you to be pro-active in your recovery. Food is one area where we can take back total and absolute control of what we put in our body, what we feed ourselves with on every level of our being - the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Your personal involvement allows you to be inspired to make the changes you need to restore your health or manage your condition.
Through regular assessments we can adapt, vary, change whatever you need for your next step towards recovery.
It all starts in the gut
Gut Health Tip
Heres a simple tip to get you started on cleansing your gut, improving peristalsis and elimination. As we clean up our gut wall then we are more able to absorb nutrients from the food we eat improving our overall health, wellbeing and energy levels.
You've probably heard the term 'microbiome' to describe the bacteria that lives in our gut. It is the correct balance of these organisms that is so essential to our health and wellbeing. With busy lives, stress, poor sleep and an eating style that may be heavily laden with wheat, dairy and sugar it is easy for disharmony to occur which then translates as some form of illness, low immunity or a general unhealthy feeling. Medication, particularly antibiotics, also disrupt the microbiome.
So it is often working with the gut that is the first place I start to address in consultations, getting right to the foundations from which to build so that then we can see how your body changes and where we need to work next.