While we rush to cope with the everyday stresses and strains of life, I think we forget about the role of food. Food provides the fuel to keep us functioning. As the media continually reminds us, a good diet is necessary for a healthy life. Long term unhealthy food choices could lead to ill health.
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. Your body can only use what you feed it. What you eat should supply all the macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) your body requires. A balanced and varied diet should supply this.
All too often, we make unhealthy choices for a myriad of reasons, such as lack of time or confused media messaging, which may lead to imbalances in the nutrients we eat. We may place additional demands on our bodies, such as pregnancy, having a very stressful occupation or training for a sport, without making the right adjustments to our diet. These may lead to imbalances which affect your health.
My goal is to guide my clients towards healthier food choices to support and optimize their health and work towards correcting any nutritional imbalances. Everyone is an individual and each person’s requirements are different. I work with each of my clients to provide them with a personalized strategy, tailored to fit their lifestyle, likes and dislikes and their symptoms. Working together, clients usually decide to focus on:
- Promoting optimum energy levels
- Encouraging optimal gastrointestinal health
- Supporting the immune system
- Nutrition for sport