Talks – sharing the importance of nutrition
If you would like me to share my knowledge and passion of nutrition with your community, school or work, I would be delighted!
I can tailor my talks to suit – energised afternoons for enhanced learning (or working!), peri-menopause, calmer gut health, and improved mental wellbeing are just a few topics.
The importance of food and drink as well as other ‘life medicines’ on our energy and wellbeing is now well-known, but not necessarily understood.
Please get in touch.
Sports Scholars, Elstree School
The Well Read Mind Series, Hungerford
Trust Your Gut. How what you eat affects how you feel
“Food is both your body’s fuel and information for your DNA, so it affects both your body and your life – for better or worse.”
The foods we eat directly affect our brain, which in turn affects our mental health. Mental health is integrated to physical health, not separate from it. Millions of nerves and neurons physically connect the gut and brain, creating a super highway of information. You already know they’re connected – think about when you have ‘gut feeling’ or ‘butterflies in your stomach’.
Good gut health is essential too – over 85% of people in the UK suffer from gut issues in a year. Whether this is from poor diet, stress, sleep or a virus, it will negatively impact absorbing the nutrients, your immune system and your energy levels.
It is slowly becoming more accepted that what we eat really does matter. Hippocrates stated “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” over 2500 years ago. Now, one of the most mundane – but profound – influences on mental health and human behaviour emerging in recent scientific literature is food.”
Nutritional Therapy uses an integrative ‘functional medicine’ approach, co-ordinating diet, lifestyle and exercise elements to improve symptoms, working upwards from the root-cause of the issue.
Join me in Hungerford Hub on Tuesday 5 July 7:30-9pm to discover more about this fascinating subject.
You can book tickets via EventBrite.