We are what we eat
“I am a passionate believer in the connection between mental and physical wellbeing, and the effect our health has on our happiness. We often take our bodies for granted, but to have a strong, resilient and balanced body, we often need to look at what we eat.
Many health issues start in the gut. This is the first place I look. You need to look at the quality of your nutrition to better understand how to fuel, nourish and treat your body. For optimum health, 80% needs to be a nutritious diet. 20% is exercise, which is also extremely important for body and mind. Most people I see need to simply move more and I try to ensure that they aim for a minimum of 10,000 steps a day. But remember – you can’t outrun an unhealthy diet!
Food should be a joy and a delight – I have spent my whole life in love with cooking and eating. But we often stray into the modern distractions of ready-meals, takeaways and overloaded foods and get this confused with pleasure. I hope that my tips and recipes can tempt even the most cynical cook to try something new, delicious, and, importantly, good for the gut.”
“As a qualified Nutritional Therapist I advise on holistic, mindful approaches to health and nutrition. But I am always learning and looking for knowledge, so I am also training for a diploma in nutritional therapy and functional medicine at the CNM College of Naturopathic Medicine. I’ll be sharing more from this personal journey soon.”