Nutrition used to be a boring old subject. Gone are the days when all we worried about was fats, carbohydrate and protein. Modern nutrition covers everything from the cancer-protective effects of broccoli to the health benefits of oily fish and the humble bacteria found in yoghurt.
But can food really make a difference to your health? How likely is it to change something like migraine, arthritis or irritable bowel syndrome? Surely we need powerful medicines for these conditions?
In fact foods are already powerful medicines. Health is the natural condition of the human body. Your body is always striving towards health. But in the west our diet and lifestyle – even our habitual thoughts and emotions – can cause stresses to our body which damage its intricate balance. It can take a lot of abuse, but eventually something goes wrong.
But if we can identify and remove the stresses which made it go wrong, it is possible to change anything, even the way our genes express themselves. An enormous part of this stress is that in the western world up to 90 per cent of what we eat contributes to disease rather than to health. This must be changed – and sooner rather than later.
Don’t necessarily think you already know what a good diet should consist of. My books start where the official advice leaves off. But it’s not all about lettuce and carrots, and it’s certainly not all about raw food. I think you may even be pleasantly surprised. I truly want my books to benefit you and your family.
Wishing you the best of health
Natural Health Counsellor and Author