Digestion and Energy

I recently did a survey with my mailing list asking people what they want me to write about. While there were lots of topics people were interested in, there were some issues that kept coming up again and again. Low energy and poor digestion were two such issues that many people seem to be suffering with. So in today’s blog I want to give you some tips for how to improve both these areas through diet and lifestyle changes. The first suggestion is to focus on easy to digest food. I see countless clients who suffer with IBS and digestive issues and when I go through their food diary I am … [Read more...]

Health, Moderation and Context

I think the idea of context when thinking about food and health is often forgotten. Whether or not something is healthy isn’t an absolute and it has to be thought of in relation to all the other things going on in your life. I want to demonstrate by giving you some examples. There is an idea that if something is healthy, it must be even healthier if you do it more often. For example if going to the gym once a week is good for you, going to the gym five times a week must be five times better. Or if raw vegetables are healthy, imagine how healthy you would be if you became a raw foodist and … [Read more...]

Case Study Part 2: My Girlfriend

This is part 2 of the article. To read part 1 PLEASE CLICK HERE. I have a strict policy of not treating family and friends. I don’t think it works and in the interest of not ruining relationships I have always done so since I started practicing. If friends or family ever ask, I always recommend Josh and Jeanne Rubin from EastWest Healing. I have studied with them before and think their understanding of physiology is amazing. Unlike a lot of bloggers who know physiology, these guys are actually practitioners. They don’t just know things in theory, they also know how to put it into … [Read more...]

Treat the Cause Not the Symptom

I had this patient that came to see me recently. About 2 years ago she started to experience lots of burning in her stomach and acid reflux (heart burn). She would have periods of it being very bad and then a couple of weeks where it would be fine. During one period it got so bad that she went to the doctor. She had an endoscopy to examine her oesophagus and stomach: this means the doctor inserted a tube inside so that they could have a look at what was going on. The stomach and oesophagus were inflamed and the doctor diagnosed that she was producing too much stomach acid and that this was … [Read more...]