26% of the UK adult population are classified as obese by the NHS, so if you are one of them you are not alone. You may have tried many diets, but not yet found the thing that sustains your weight loss. Often this is due to a combination of factors including your gut microbiome, your underlying metabolic rate and other health and illness issues. We can work together to try to understand you and your body's needs within a holistic setting, taking into account wider social factors that are also important to you.
Considering how Food effects Mood
Many people do not realise how much what we eat effects how we feel. From simple sugar highs and lows to more complex issues involving gut health and micronutrients we can work to stabilise and improve your mood through your food choices at any stage of your life. Particualr crunch points for many people seem to be those "change times" - puberty, menopause, retirement, job change, relationship change etc. Looking at your diet within the holistic care model can be really effective in improving you mood and energy levels.
Helping with Metabolic Syndrome
Improving Gut Health
It turns out that interest in the gut in medicine may not be new - Hippocrates is quoted as having said "all disease starts in the gut" and, whilst our understanding of this has changed, it seems he was heading in the right direction over 2000 year ago. Unfortunately our ultra procesed foods and our frequent "eating on the run" have caused many people to have unhealthy gut microbiomes and we are realising more and more the significant effects of this on multiple systems of the body. Luckily improving your gut microbiome can be very simple with some small habit changes.
Food and Cooking Skills
Metabolic syndrome is defined as having 3 or more of the 5 criteria below. Having it increases your risks of strokes, heart atacks, cancer and many other long term health issues.
Working together we can help you to understand why these things may have occured and to change your diet and lifestyle to improve and even reverse them.:
Increased wasit circumference
Type 2 diabetes diagnosed or at risk of
Reduced HDL ("good fats")
High blood pressure
Over the years that I have been interested in food and nutrition it has become more and more clear to me that many people would love to eat more healthily and cook more from scratch, but don't know where to start. I have developed a way of thinking about food that makes this easy and I would love to share it with you. My approach looks firstly at helping you undrstand cooking methods and flavour combinations, and from this you can quickly and eaisly build nutritious meals that suit your tastes and your budget.
To make this as easy as possible for you to be able to get started quickly on your own, I will come to your house and work with you using your own equipment and cooking facilities. No kitchen is too small and much can be achieved with little in the way of pans, gadgets etc.