by Nicola Moore
A food first approach to health
My mission is to champion positive health messages and relationships with food, and during my 20 years in the nutrition industry I have never subscribed to overly restrictive diets. My aim is always to help my clients learn to celebrate food and eat in a way that’s right for their own unique circumstances and health goals. I would rather focus on what we can eat rather than what we can’t, as this makes life so much more enjoyable, and enables far quicker results, in my experience.
I think it’s very confusing for anyone to feel confident in finding the ‘right’ way to eat these days, because there is a constant, overwhelming bombardment of books, articles and social media posts telling us contradictory information about what we should or shouldn’t be eating! I therefore aim to help my clients get their health back on track while finding the path to a happy and liberated relationship with food, free from shame or anxiety.
The fact is that to be optimally healthy all of the cells in our body need to function well and communicate with each other effectively. And the systems of our body – including our digestive, hormone and immune systems – need to be nurtured. Our bodies work as a whole. To me, it doesn’t make sense to approach the body as separates, and our own personal relationship with food is totally unique to us too.
Factors such as genetics, microbiomes (the bacteria living in and on us), circadian rhythm (our daily and monthly cycles), resilience to stress and immune defences are all intrinsically involved in how our cells work, and ultimately, how good we feel, and nutritional status is crucial to all of these things working well!
Guest writer Nicola Moore is a Nutritional Therapist. Listen to her podcast ‘Healthily’ available to download at Apple and Spotifyhttps://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/healthily/id1524264288
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