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Listen to your body

Whole body healthListen to your body.  Prevention is better than cure.

The body’s aim is to maintain balance across its systems that together comprise your body.

These systems are interconnected and interdependent.

The body constantly monitors these systems to determine if they are in balance.  If it finds them out of balance, it makes adjustments to bring them back into balance

What to know more?  Read on.

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What is nutritional medicine?

What is nutritional medicine?

I cannot emphasise enough the importance of healthy eating and living.

Your body runs 24hrs a day, 365 days a year.

Even when you are asleep, your body is hard at work repairing, maintaining and growing.

Its objective is to achieve, maintain or re-establish balance, what the science of nutrition refers to as homeostasis.

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What role do supplements play in achieving optimum health?

Supplements … should you take them?

There are a countless sources of information and/or advertising telling us that in order to achieve and maintain optimum health we need to consider adding a supplement or more to our daily routine.

I have no doubt many of you have read this information and some of you have made the decision to take a supplement.

Can I ask, do you know whether the supplement you have chosen will help you achieve and/or sustain optimum health and wellbeing?  If you have answered yes, how do you know this, do you have clarity over the specific measures you can use to  confirm this?

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What is a healthy eating plan for ….?

What is a healthy eating plan …. for weight loss, fatigue, stress, hormone balance, fertility, muscle pain, allergies, sleep …

Being asked what is a healthy eating and what should I eat is one of the most frequent questions I am asked.

Essentially people would like to know:

  • What is a healthy eating plan?
  • Have you heard of eating plan or diet A or B and if so, what do you think?
  • Is there a eating plan specifically for ……..?

My answer is always the same, it depends.  There is no one eating plan that suits everyone.  We are all different and because we are all different you need to have someone develop an eating plan that works for ‘you’.

Urrgh I can hear from some of you say in frustration.  I understand your frustration as I know you are looking for a simple answer to what you believe is a simple question.  However what may seem on the surface to be a simple question is in fact a loaded question.  Your question assumes I have understanding and insight into a significant amount of information about you as a person.

Let me explain.

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Why become a nutritionist?

Why become a nutritionist?  What does a nutritionist do?

My journey to becoming a nutritionist started a long time ago. When I was approximately 10 years old, it was discovered I had a thyroid autoimmune disease – I had Hashimoto’s. I went from being a happy high energy child full of beans to a teary child who could not get out of bed in the mornings. I also developed a lump in my throat; a goitre. Key signs something was not right.

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