Nutritional therapy usually involves making some kind of change to your way of eating or lifestyle. Some clients find these kind of changes very challenging and often “self-sabotage”. My friend Isabel dos Santos, a highly experienced counsellor, offers some insight into why this can happen and how to overcome “invisible barriers” to success. Read her article here
More and more people are choosing to avoid gluten. When asked, proponents often claim that they feel better for it, or simply that they feel it is a healthier option. On the other hand, dieticians and doctors tend to look unfavourably on such practice unless a person has a demonstrable gluten intolerance. So, should you be avoiding gluten?
Problems in our gut can cause more than just tummy troubles; they can be a root cause behind many chronic health issues. Gut imbalances have been linked to hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and hashimotos thyroiditis, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, eczema and rosacea?and scientists keep finding more links. A gut healing program is central to effective nutritonal therapy.
When we feel a bit low, we usually think it must be something to do with stresses and strains of life, perhaps we feel (or are told) we need to change our mental attitude. However, there are several nutrition and lifestyle factors that can affect mood and some small tweaks here may reap great benefits.