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“GENES LOAD THE GUN, BUT LIFESTYLE PULLS THE TRIGGER”
As a qualified nutritional therapist, homeopath and health coach, my aim is to take a holistic approach to health, as well as to empower people to take control of their own wellbeing. We are not simply a product of our DNA and genes – we are so much more than that – and we can actually influence which genes express themselves, and which genes don’t (a growing field of research called epigenetics). Once we realise this, we understand that we can regain control of our health. We can be in charge. The far-reaching power of food and lifestyle, as well as homeopathy where appropriate, play a vital role in this. This is an incredibly liberating notion, and something that I would love to help you take steps to achieve.
The body and mind are so connected but this is something we tend to forget, and we end up fixating on a particular symptom and its location in the body. But my feeling is that the body throws up symptoms as its way of telling us that something isn’t right, something is out of balance. And so we need to listen to it, instead of suppressing it and telling it to be quiet using medications that dampen down the inflammation, the pain, the fever, the anxiety, the call for help.
“If we don’t listen to our body when it whispers, we may have to hear it shout”
Sometimes a pain in our tummy isn’t necessarily a bug for example. It could be caused by stress, anxiety, worry, nerves. I’m sure we’ve all experienced “butterflies” in our stomach, before an exam or important occasion. This proves that there is a real connection between mind and body, between our stomach and our brain (it’s actually called the vagus nerve – a two-way highway between gut and brain). It’s the mental and emotional feelings that actually cause a physical response in our stomach which we describe as the butterflies sensation. In fact, stress has been shown to exacerbate almost every kind of physical ailment, something I can bear testament to through my own experiences.
Physically too, we are connected. Our organs don’t work in isolation, they depend on each other. For example, our liver doesn’t work alone – it works with our gall bladder, kidneys, endocrine system, digestive system, lymphatic system, cardiovascular system, nervous system, immune system. These systems are all connected and yet we treat them all separately and see different doctors who specialise in each organ. Thyroid health is largely dependent on having a healthy liver for example – to convert the hormone thyroxine from its inactive form to its active form. So looking at the thyroid in isolation and ignoring the function of the liver, we are missing part of the problem. By looking at the person as a whole, we can start to see how small changes can make big differences in our overall health and wellbeing. We just need to connect the dots.
My approach is to take the person as a whole, and offer completely personalised and bespoke plans to every client. There are no general diets that work for every body, no form of exercise and lifestyle changes that will suit everyone, no miracle supplement for a quick fix, and no protocols that provide a magic formula for all. I will individualise my advice so that it’s what’s best for YOU, your body, your digestive system, your health concerns, your thoughts and worries and your amazing body, so that you can feel the benefits in all aspects of your life.
Please click here to learn more about me and my journey, and please be in touch if there is anything you would like to discuss.