What a great question.
Nutrition is the study of how food affects our body. We get all of our essential nutrients from carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, as well as fibre, vitamins, minerals and water. Food is essential for life and whether we like it or not, we all need to eat.
Good nutrition means getting the right amount of nutrients from foods in the right portions and combinations. Knowing how to make smart choices about the foods we eat, can and will help you achieve optimum health over your lifetime. Not getting the right balance of nutrients can lead to deficiencies and deficiencies lead to many of today’s most prevalent chronic diseases.
So many packaged and processed foods have an ingredient list as long as your arm. With such a cocktail of manufactured chemicals, our bodies just aren’t designed to process them. Genetically modified foods, additives, preservatives, flavourings, chemically changed fats, hybridised grains, soft drinks, long life juice, packaged cereals and poor cooking practices can affect our health in a negative way.
On the other hand, if we’re eating and feeding our families a variety of fresh, seasonal, local produce then we’re getting everything we need for our bodies and those of our children, to thrive. Eating these real whole foods can positively impact the health of the whole family when it comes to weight management, blood sugar levels, improved digestion, heart health, concentration, behaviour, mental well being and self-esteem.
How can nutrition help you?
I absolutely believe that changing to a whole food diet will benefit pretty much everyone almost immediately. We are all individual though, and not all foods work for all people, so it’s my job to work out what nutrients you need, which foods can help and how to replace the foods that aren’t working for you.
There are no quick fixes, magic pills, expensive shakes or snake oils needed. Just fresh, whole, real foods.
Nutrition is just one piece of the puzzle and I love nothing more than collaborating with other health professionals to get your health back on track.
The right nutrition can support so many conditions including:
- Children’s health, behaviour and wellbeing
- Digestive disorders
- Fatigue and low energy
- Thyroid and hormonal disruption
- Autoimmune conditions
- Weight loss challenges
- Diabetes and blood sugar imbalances
- Stress and adrenal dysregulation
- Conception and prenatal care
- Sports nutrition
- Depression and anxiety
- High blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease
- Allergies, intolerances and food sensitivities