Nutrition

 

Nutrition Food as Medicine

Magslow's Pyramid

Nutritional Medicine

Nutrition is one of the basic physiological needs for us, as humans (the others being air, water, shelter/safety from the elements of nature, and sleep). These needs form the base of Maslow窶冱 hierarchy of needs. It may be a lot of information to start with but if we think of it, that窶冱 where we should embark on our health journey 窶 having a bigger picture of health in our minds.

The bottom two layers represent our physical needs. When they窶决e not met, people are unable to move up the pyramid successfully. Please, bear in mind that for each person expectations of the quality of shelter, for instance, will be different. For some it is a hut that is not leaking, for others it窶冱 a 2-storey house within 15km of the city centre. Discussion of such discrepancies is beyond the scope of this introductory article into nutritional medicine, but it can be a great pastime for a philosopher inside you!

How can I help you achieve good physical and emotional health? Through advice on nutrition 窶 this is step one. What we eat directly correlates with how we feel. If our diet is poor, we would most certainly feel unwell too in the long run. With seven years of combined personal and clinical nutritional practice experience, I can help you navigate through dietary changes to achieve your best potential.

What Do I Offer?

First, a comprehensive study of your health history and some insights into how YOUR body operates. I have a variety of tools in my physical assessment toolbox, such as iridology, urinalysis, zinc-level test, nail and tongue diagnostic, blood pressure measurements, to name a few.

Secondly, you’re going to learn about foods and, if you don窶冲 have enough cooking skills, I can come to your house and give you practical demonstrations (applies to Eastern Melbourne suburbs residents).

Cooking
Shopping

Thirdly, I shop with you. I know how daunting it could feel to leave a Naturopath窶冱 or Nutritionist窶冱 clinic with a list of foods you can and cannot have, and without any idea of where to source those items. Well, this one we sort out together.

And lastly, I will be there for you all along this exciting journey towards better nutrition. You will be able to contact me via email and I will endeavour to reply within 24-48 hours. We work as a team 窶 your success is my success, your setback is my setback. Together we can do it!

If this sounds like what you would like to do, please, contact me to arrange an appointment.