Well, there’s no rest for the wicked, it seems!
I spent the last few days of 2019 developing my brand-new resource, ‘Food As Medicine’. And I am very excited to be able to share this with you!
What Does Food As Medicine Mean?
I truly believe that as a society, we are not getting any healthier. Sure, we have access to clean water, sanitation, a virtually unlimited supply of food, and expert medical care. But rates of chronic disease are only rising, as are the number of us that are overweight or obese – and I find this quite frightening, not only for those of us in the here and now, but for future generations too. Certainly, something about the way we are living is seriously wrong!
One of the cornerstones of the naturopathic approach is that our food influences how we feel – and as a practitioner (and human being!) this is certainly something that I have noticed again and again, both with my patients in the clinic, and in my own family life. Food really is one of the most powerful tools we can use to change our health – for the better, or worse, depending on the choices you make. And that is why I have come up with this resource, to help guide you to a way of eating that will provide a range of benefits, and that is aligned with the way you were meant to eat.
Why Is This Such A Big Deal?
One of the great things about using nutrition in a conscious way is that it brings back a sense of empowerment to our life. Too often, health challenges are accompanied by a sense of disempowerment and loss of control – but by learning about how to use food for a specific purpose we can take back an element of control over our own destiny. This is powerful stuff – because at the end of the day, healing is about more than just the physical aspects.
Common sense tells us that every cell of our body is made up of what we put into it – and if we put the junk in, we can expect junk out (usually in the form of fatigue, digestive discomfort, inflammation, fertility difficulties, hormonal ups & downs….the list goes on). But food is more than just nourishment for our cells – it can also mean comfort, social connection, and information from the environment (that our body is able to 'read' and make use of) too.
And the best thing is – nutrition is preventative medicine at its best!
What Does The Food As Medicine Resource Include?
I’ve designed this resource to help patients get the most out of your time at the clinic, and build healthy habits - without deprivation. Eating should be fun, tasty, and stress-free.
With that in mind, the Food As Medicine resource includes:
Food As Medicine: Eat Your Way To Health Video. In this video, I take you through the basics of how food can impact your health and some practical (and delicious) strategies to help you nourish yourself, in a way that is in tune with YOUR body.
Food As Medicine In The Home: A handy downloadable/printable PDF guide full of tips for using everyday foods, herbs and spices as part of your home medicine kit.
Your Guide To Eating Seasonally: A guide to help you choose fruits, vegetables and herbs that have maximum benefit for your body at the right time of year. Get back in touch with the way you were designed to eat!
Smoothies & Juices Recipe Booklet: Ideas for gut health, anti-ageing, blood pressure, PMS/period pain & liver health.
7-Day Real Food, Real Quick Plan: 35 meal and snack ideas - all ready in 20 minutes or less. Includes a bonus weekly planner, meal prep guide and shopping list to make life super-easy. (P.S - you can access this plan NOW - simply click here for your copy!)
7-Day Healthier Me Meal Plan: Get back to basics with easy, tasty recipes the whole family can enjoy! Includes recipes, week plan, shopping list and prep guide to take the stress out of deciding what to eat.
Who Can Access This Resource?
This resource is part of my Get Healthy, Stay Well Program, which is designed to help you get your health back on track now and for the future. The resource is 100% online, so you can access it at a time that suits you, and the Guides can easily be downloaded or printed out, to use at your convenience.