There is no one like you in the world, isn’t that good to know! Despite over 7 billion people inhabiting this wonderful planet of ours, you are completely unique- even if you are an identical twin.
You’ve become who you are as a result of many factors including stresses your mother was experiencing when she was pregnant with you, where you grew up (e.g. town or city), the quality of the soils that your fruits and vegetables grow in, how you respond to stress, genetic factors, what type of job you have, how much exercise you do, what illnesses and disease you’ve had, whether you’ve had organs removed (even tonsils and appendix) – and so on!
Whilst it’s good to be different, our uniqueness means that our systems don’t always respond in the same way as anyone else’s and, when it comes to food and nutrition, that matters! Food intolerances, food choices and eating habits can be responsible for many imbalances in the system and you may not even be making the association. Many clients tell me that they eat very healthily, and they genuinely are making what they believe to be wonderful choices for themselves and their family. Why then does little Emma have such awful eczema? Why does Mum always feel bloated and tired? And why should Granddad have such severe reflux? All eating the same wonderful healthy foods, but not getting the rewards they deserve. You may well have the most perfect diet, but if you have digestive issues or food intolerances, then the nutrients won’t reach your cells.
Looking at facts, your body runs on cellular activity and every cell needs the correct nutrients in order to be able to function. Needs change with different stages of life, so it’s important to ensure you are providing your system with the correct nutrients at each of these stages; for example, your teenage body requires different nutrients to that of your 60-year-old body.
That’s why I am so passionate about guaranteeing that each individual I see in my clinics is treated as the absolute individual they are. I explore every factor that could be contributing to the imbalance(s) and ensure the foods that are being eaten are helping, not harming.