80:20 – Winning the Battle with Multiple Sclerosis

Claire fighting her MS beast in really good knickers The highlight of my week: “I can put my knickers on easily” says my client whilst standing up and doing me a demo. It was funny, but it actually made me cry with joy. This client is called Claire and is a pretty, bubbly, lovely young woman who was recently diagnosed with MS, not the one that comes and goes but the one that doesn’t stop until it’s taken everything you hold dear in your life and ravaged your body. I trained in physical disability so know only too well the effects this condition can cause. When Claire contacted me, it wasn’t for an “out there” cure for MS, she wanted some food sensitivity testing as she had put herself on a radical diet that can possibly halt the progression of the disease. I explained that the work I do could also support her body nutritionally and emotionally and give her body the tools it needs to fight back and give the disease no reason to progress. This of course comes with no guarantee but it’s better than waiting for the inevitable. Claire had a leg that was dragging a bit and stopped her running. It would have probably gone undiagnosed had a brilliant Physio not spotted it. By the time I met her she couldn’t run, had some instability in the leg, tingly arms and a diagnosis. But she decided that wasn’t going to define her. She is throwing herself into the jaws of the beast, determined to keep her life. Claire radically altered her life, she researched and requested an almost unknown drug, she works on positive thought programming, she is eating food which supports her body not depleting it, she is taking a lot of nutrition to give her poor nervous system the tools it needs to repair itself and more importantly we are working together as a team. […]

November 22nd, 2011|My Blog|3 Comments

The Bush Years – Should Women Grow their Body Hair?

nice bush you have there My friend recently returned from travelling the world. He pops over for a chat and mentions he is seeing a new woman who apparently I’ll love because she does “fillers and laser hair removal”. I laughed and told him he had been away a long long time and things had changed in the world. For a while modern grooming hadn’t been making sense to me. Waxing was really painful, shaving left me prickly and with spotty ingrown hairs and Immac  (sorry Veet if you are under 30) stopped being on my shopping list when John Major was PM so it became obvious that I needed to find another way. And then I found her. An absolute goddess I met on a retreat. Sexy, funny, wise, talented. And hairy. Oh the fullness of her lady garden and armpit hair were quite inspiring and her courage and confidence was staggering. I wanted to be her and as a bonus think of all the money I’d save on grooming. […]

November 14th, 2011|My Blog|7 Comments

The Perfect Pregnancy – Naturally Supporting Mother and Child

snug as a bug in a funny coloured rug I am an aunty. On 14th October 2011 my baby sister had a baby. He’s a gorgeous little man and I’m totally smitten.   When my sister told me she was pregnant in February I offered my skills as a nutritionist to help her stay healthy. I am ridiculously passionate about supporting the body during pregnancy. It’s got a huge job to do. The woman’s body is actually producing another person! This miracle never fails to amaze me. The body is incredibly clever and will prioritise during pregnancy. It will put the baby first before the mother so often deficient mothers will suffer with health problems during and after pregnancy whilst the child remains healthy. […]

November 10th, 2011|My Blog|3 Comments

The Vaccine Debate – does vaccination protect children?

Yesterday I started a Facebook war. It was an accident. All I did was share the photo above but it seemed to trigger responses from a lot of people. It seems we are really divided on the subject of vaccines. […]

November 7th, 2011|My Blog|0 Comments