SERVICES / / NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE
Food is fundamental – each consultation will include dietary guidance to help you achieve and maintain good health
For a consultation to get clear about the eating plan that would be right for you book online for an appointment.
Nutrition establishes a relationship between diet and our level of health
Do you have any questions about food? What are superfoods? What about carbs? What should you be eating every day? Is fasting a good idea? What about 5:2? Or 16:8? Maybe you have questions about the many diets around? Is paleo or vegan the healthiest? Should you go gluten-free? What about dairy? I heard about FODMAPS – what’s that?
Great nutrition is the vital link between our diet and our level of health. Some dietary and lifestyle changes can be the most cost-effective and straightforward ways to consider to reach our goals of optimal health and longevity.
Some critical elements to consider supporting health and longevity come from the daily balance of adequate water, fresh (organic where possible) whole foods, fresh air, and safe sun exposure. Also, sufficient sleep and relaxation, some physical activity, maybe meditation, and most importantly laughter and social interaction!
Addressing diet and creating a comprehensive, balanced program of nutrition through whole foods and nutritional supplements is one of the main ways to regain and maintain health. Making dietary changes can boost energy levels and correct symptoms caused by digestive disturbances, nutritional deficiencies, and food allergies/sensitivities.
In addition, programs can be successfully used to help with following a modified diet such as gluten-free/dairy-free/vegetarian or vegan diet or just get back on track with healthy eating.
Eating plans can be created to support
- Safe and effective weight loss
- Anti-inflammatory eating plans to help with joint problems like arthritis
- Eating plans can be designed to lower cholesterol, blood pressure and stabilize blood sugar issues
- Identifying food sensitivities and developing an eating plan to help heal and seal the gut lining can support healthy digestion
- Eating plans to support healthy, safe detoxification of the gut, liver, and kidney
- Specific eating plans to help digestive disturbances – Bloating, Reflux, Burping, Flatulence, Parasites, Candida
- Whole Food eating plan that supports and sustains Healthy Well-being
Below are some suggestions regarding food and diet that can be part of a healthy life
Try to eat seasonally. We can now get most foods most of the time and restricting intake to the seasons may seem unnecessary. Summer foods are juicy and light and easily digested. They provide moisture and have cooling properties, but in winter, they don’t provide enough carbohydrates needed to keep warm. Winter foods should be mainly beans, legumes, and root vegetables. These are warming on a cold day.
Eat a varied and interesting diet. A proper diet does not have to be dull or deprived; some of the healthiest and long-lived people in the world at the most interesting and tasty food. Every day try to have a colourful plate of nuts, seeds, fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. The more colour, the more able you are to get a good cross-section of vitamins and minerals. Including a wide variety of all Food Groups is essential. This is to avoid deficiencies and ensure the production of enzymes, hormones, and other substances necessary for a range of bodily functions such as healthy growth and development and boosting your immune system.
Eat fresh and organically grown foods where possible. Fresh is best. There are fewer preservatives, nutrient levels are higher, and it often tastes better. Enzymes derived from ‘live food’ helps the digestive processes in the body too. Where possible, buy organic foods to minimize exposure to chemicals.