I've been working to help people optimize their health for over 15 years. My family have had their share of health problems - my mother is a breast cancer survivor and my dad passed away from Parkinson's disease several years ago. So I have always wanted to help people find gentle, effective paths to better health.
I'm convinced that one of the keys to better health is through eating real foods, the foods our bodies need. I’ve spent my entire adult life trying to figure out what to eat to be healthy. I was vegetarian for over thirty years, but I often felt tired, despite being very careful to make sure I had my nutrient bases covered. And over the years, my (also vegetarian) husband gained a ton of weight.
So, a few years ago, we decided to go ketogenic (talk about going from one extreme to the other). Lots of animal protein, tons of fats, no grains, low carbs. Guess what? We both lost weight very fast, and the niggling hip and knee pain I’d been noticing disappeared, which was great. Weird and unexpected … But then something weird (and totally unexpected) happened. After a while, I started to gain weight. In fact, I ended up weighing more than I did before going ketogenic. And I couldn’t sleep. I kept waking up every hour or two, night after night. It didn’t occur to me at that point that my new eating habits might be the cause - I just blamed it on menopause. A little later, my husband started to regain the weight he lost, despite eating fewer and fewer carbs. What was going on? And how could I fix it?
I started to research deeply into how nutrition impacts health and this led to my being certified as a nutritional therapy practitioner. This answered a lot of my questions, and gave me some awesome tools for figuring out what nutrients I (and my clients) needed. But I felt there was still something missing...
The problem I realized that we’ve all been misled for a long time about food and health, and what we should be eating. We're told that there’s a one-size-fits-all solution to our health and weight problems. We’re led to believe that all we need is willpower, exercise and a “balanced diet,” which just makes us feel like it’s all our fault, because when we follow the advice, it either doesn’t work, or it works for a bit and then all the weight comes back. And, if we’re sick, or in pain, we’re told to take a pill (or several) that may come with side effects and a big insurance bill. This approach makes me really mad, because my work as a homeopath has shown me that there are much gentler alternatives to many conventional medications.
I knew that the best way to improve health and prevent disease was to eat the right foods. But the right foods seemed to be different for each person. How could I figure out what they were?
The solution I kept hunting for a solution to this and eventually, a couple of years ago, I found it. This was the missing piece for me and I want to share it with you, to help you reach your goal weight, fit into your skinny jeans and feel great again, because it works.
The approach that I use is scientifically tested and proven. It’s been used for over thirty years in Europe to help people lose weight safely and keep it off, leading to measurably better health.
I have been practicing homeopathy since 2001, when I graduated from the Institute of Classical Homeopathy. Prior to that I worked in human resources, recruitment and training in the UK. I decided to study nutritional therapy a few years ago, following my experiences with my own diet, and after I found myself giving more and more nutritional advice to my homeopathy clients. In addition to my work with clients, I am the editor-in-chief of The American Homeopath, a journal for professional homeopaths.
If you would like to know more about the history of homeopathy, you can listen to a podcast where I was interviewed about this subject here.
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