What is a Health Educator?
My role is to provide you with as much health education and training as necessary to give you the power over your own well-being. This is a gradual process, actioned in achievable steps based on your past history and current health. These steps include Nutritional Therapy, Stress Management, and Natural Healing.
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutritional therapy combines a scientific understanding of our body’s intricate biochemical processes, with the influences on the body of our diet, lifestyle, environment and emotional state. Optimum health is the result of achieving balance between all body systems.
- Comfortable digestion
- Consistent energy levels
- Feeling refreshed on waking
- Control over your eating
- Weight management
- Positive mental outlook
- Enhanced ability to cope
- Calm and stable mood
- Healthy monthly cycle
- Balanced hormones
- Healthy bones and joints
- Balanced blood sugars
- Clear and glowing skin
- Support for growing children and teens
Food and Health
It is often said “you are what you eat” – and it’s true. The healing properties of food have been known for hundreds of years, but the flip side is that poor food choices can have an equally powerful effect. This is obvious when changes in diet are made and dramatic improvements in energy and well-being are felt.
I target the root causes of health issues, rather than focusing only on symptoms. I will look to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to your symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows me to work with you to address nutritional balance and help support your body towards maintaining or improving health. Ongoing support will be provided through individual dietary, lifestyle and/or supplementation recommendations.
My aim is to support you in improving your health, vitality and joie de vivre! Making changes to your diet and lifestyle isn’t about deprivation – it’s about enjoying food as well as enjoying the health benefits. Television programs like The Food Hospital have brought to public attention the fact that simple changes to the way you eat can have a dramatic effect on your body.
Key principles for the way I work:
- Do no harm – seek change via the least invasive and least toxic methods possible
- Identify and work with the root causes of disease rather than merely eliminate or suppress the symptoms
- The healing power of nature – work with the body’s own inherent healing mechanisms
- Work with the whole person – each person is a unique individual with their own complex physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social history
- Prevention – assess risk factors in order to work to prevent future health problems
- Education – if I teach you, you can 'own' your health and make better informed choices