“Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food”. That’s what Hippocrates said over 2500 years ago. Wholesome, seasonal foods support health and well-being, but with all the hype and mis-information in the press and on the internet, it’s hard to know what ‘healthy eating’ actually means.
If you are confused about what foods to eat, I can explain how good foods help – and why the bad ones don’t. If you have a busy life and you just want simple, quick solutions, I can give you recipes and meal plans that are nourishing, easy to prepare and delicious. If your enthusiasm for change is notoriously short-lived, I can coach you and coax you into new habits for life – starting from wherever you are now and taking you as far as you want to go, moving only at the pace that feels right for you.
In order to understand your current health issues and your goals and to work through a new eating plan, consider the right supplements and possible lab tests, we’ll need to work together over a period of time. The duration of your programme will depend on your current health and what you want to achieve.
Each package provides the following as standard:
- A full review of your medical history, looking for the root causes of your symptoms and anything in your lifestyle that is perpetuating them
- A 3-day Food Diary review of your meals, snacks and drinks (yes, drinks too!). Food and drink is often something we ‘do unconsciously’ and sometimes this is as enlightening for you as it is for me. Don’t be tempted to show me what you think I want to see – The best way to work out how to help you is to know where we’re starting, and that requires honesty
- Understanding your goals – what’s really bothering you and what change do you want to see?
- Negotiation of the degree of change required. Some clients want “as good as it can get, optimal health”. Some clients just want to stop the pain. Some clients start by talking about the amount of weight they want to lose, but continue by talking about how much better they feel
- Understanding the ‘no-go’ areas. Most people have these. There would be no point giving you wonderful recipes that require a lot of time in the kitchen if you hate cooking. We may have some interesting conversations about the amount of alcohol or caffeine or sugar, but my recommendations must be achievable by you
- Consideration of the best tools to help you. I have a lot of these, from simple education to recipes and food plans, from nutrition to kinesiology, from iridology to EFT (emotional freedom technique). Each has its place and only some of those will be relevant for you.
Three options provide different levels of support, offering a combination of health assessment; confidence-building coaching; and dietary and lifestyle recommendations: