From my extensive health and nutrition studies over the last decade-plus, I've learned many, many things, but probably the one overall fact I've learned is that to feel wonderfully healthy and alive is about self-education, not medication.
I’m sure we’ve all had a moment in our life when we’ve faced a health crisis that threatened to derail us - a loved one, a beloved pet, a dear friend, or even you.
I know what it’s like to be out of options, where conventional medicine has had nothing else to offer other than stronger versions of what already wasn't working. In 2007, when I finally had nowhere else to go for a beloved pet, in desperation I turned to herbs and discovered the amazing medicinal power of plants, alongside the practice of Functional Medicine. Together they completely changed my life and sent me on a new life-direction.
From that moment on I trained as a herbalist and since then I've been on a mission to discover the natural medicine of 'how and why', instead of the conventional method of simply 'patching up'.
The message we need to get out there is how the amazing benefits of the natural world can truly improve our health.
These days more of us are taking control of our own health, and it's all thanks to the internet - the world of medicine no longer has a lock on all the information!
The current health-care system is becoming more about disease-care, dominated by pharmacology, yet we’re seeing right before our eyes that the system isn't working very well. It seems to be more about patching up than getting to the root causes and healing.
You wouldn’t be reading this page if you weren’t more aware of what’s happening out there. So many of us are now turning back towards the natural world because of the state of what’s being done out there, and it's not working.
Ultimately, how we treat ourselves as in what and how we eat to fuel ourselves is the primary prevention strategy; we have to be as zealous about nutrition as we are on global warming. We need to remind ourselves that we really are what we eat because ...
- Food changes mood
- We’re everything we’ve ever done to ourselves
- The choices we make on what we eat will affect the outcome of our life - real food heals
As I learned to my own personal cost, and I'm sure I'm not alone here, if we want to feel great and not get sick, we have to do it ourselves. If we were to upcycle our food choices away from modern day processed, genetically mutated and