Know the Facts
More and more research is now pointing to a healthy diet and lifestyle to prevent the onset of many of the ailments and diseases which are so prevalent in our society today.
A recent German study involving over 23,000 men studying the effects of lifestyle on chronic disease reported the following:
By giving up smoking, maintaining a BMI (body mass index) of less than 30, exercising over 3.5 hours a week AND eating a healthy diet, the following was observed:
Risk Reduction of developing Type II Diabetes
Risk reduction of heart attacks
Risk Reduction of having a Stroke
Risk reduction in Cancer Development
Benefits Of Nutritional Therapy
The benefits of nutritional therapy are not restricted to these life threatening areas. The list below expands on the areas where positive dietary changes will help improve the quality of your life.
Unwanted weight loss/weight gain
Over 60% of the Irish population is now either overweight or obese
Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia are both on the rise in males as well as females
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight naturally reduces the risk of heart disease, type II diabetes and cancer
An under or over active thyroid
Allergies and/or intolerances to:
pollen (hey fever)/dust
foods and/or food additives
nutritional support during pregnancy and lactation
Women’s hormonal issues
Unpleasant menopausal symptoms
Fatigue, from an unwanted afternoon slump to chronic fatigue
chemicals including cleaning supplies
Unpleasant skin conditions
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
Ulcerative colitis, etc
Headaches and/or migraines
Colds and/or the flu
Diabetes, both type I & II
Nutritional support to help the body deal with the stresses of everyday life
Just in case you’re thinking from now on you only get to eat lettuce and lentils from now on, don’t worry. A nutritionally sound diet contains the right proportion of protein, carbohydrate and fat. The quality of food eaten is more important than just focusing on the quantity and you’ll be amazed at how even seemingly small changes make a significant difference in the long term.
During the initial consultation we will take time to go through and examine your existing diet, I will recommend any changes that could be made and these changes can be implemented at your own pace (agreed during the consultation).
My goal is to effect lifestyle changes over a period of time that will last, it’s not usually a quick fix for a month and then back to the way it was before. As our bodies get used to eating “real” foods they will begin to want these rather than the processed alternatives. You may even be surprised at how easy it is to make these changes and how much you enjoy eating what may have seemed unpalatable six months ago.
I will be happy to provide recipe and snack suggestions to help get you started.