Nutritional therapy offers you a greater understanding of your food choices and its impact on your health. It gives you the educational tools to nutritionally benefit from your diet, helping you establish links, set new habits for optimal health. Most importantly – to make the most of your health whilst still enjoying food!
Often we are not aware that our daily routines, directly or indirectly impact our health. Food is essential to sustain and develop not just the body but also the mind and soul! By observing our interaction with food and how it fits into our daily lives can often give us perspective of where we can make improvements in our diets.
There is a growing natural medicine movement helping the evolution of progressive nutrition where we are much more aware of our own personal nutritional health but have also gained an awareness of understanding where and how our food is grown and we are more involved in caring about the process and quality of that food. Caring for our environment is therefore part of that. What we put into the earth affects what grows and comes out of the soil.
Modern diets have come along way from just the basic food group approach (meat, dairy, grains, vegetables and fruit) used in the older food pyramids. Instead of focusing what’s on our plate, its important to consider other aspects of our diets today. Looking at wholefoods – unprocessed and without chemical additives or genetic modification, as natural from the source as they can be.
Our food choices and how we eat become even more important when we consider how our hectic modern day lifestyles (including sleep, exercise, stress management, environmental interaction) can affect what we eat, how we eat and how we digest our food. Our digestive system is usually quick to let us know if something is out of balance.
It often takes an illness or a bout of ill health for us to gain some perspective on how important food choice is for both health and vitality.
Being aware of what we eat and how we eat is the foundation to healthy living. With the right educational awareness and tools choosing nourishing foods becomes second nature.
Wholesome nutritious foods are always the cornerstone of any healthy diet. Full of vitamins, minerals and nutrients especially when straight from the local field or farm.
At certain times supplementation of nutrients is required in addition to your diet. This can be as vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and phytonutrients.
The art of fermentation has long been part of civilisation. We love our pickles! Think Saurkraut, Kombucha, Kimchi, Kefir, etc. Whether its to preserve fresh produce or for the health benefits fermenting foods is a useful nutritional tool.
Juicing is great for taking the pressure off the digestive load as well as giving you a quick nutrient boost. Sprouting is also key for enhancing nutritional benefits and harnessing the energy of live foods.