What you eat can have a profound effect on your health. There are many female health problems, but most are triggered by the same mechanisms, including stress, hormone imbalance, nutritional deficiencies and toxins. By making some lifestyle and dietary changes, the vast majority of women’s health problems can be alleviated or, in many cases, eliminated altogether.
The main route to good health lies in diet, but there are many other lifestyle factors, such as your environment, that can affect women, and these need to be addressed as part of any successful nutrition and lifestyle plan as we address the cause, not just the symptoms.
Nutritional therapy asks why things have gone wrong. Why do you have a bloated belly? Why are you constipated? Why are you depressed? Nutritional therapy is not about the what and matching a pill to every ill. It’s irrelevant if you have been labelled with IBS, PCOS or an unspecified eating disorder. Instead we want to know what has gone wrong and how to fix it.
Nutritional therapy brings an understanding of symptoms and how it is all connected. For example, if someone is constipated, anxious and can’t sleep, they might, under a traditional medical approach, be prescribed a laxative, Xanax and a sleeping pill. Functional medicine recognizes that all of these symptoms share a biochemical need for magnesium. The answer may be as simple as adding more magnesium into the diet. Or it may not be.
I’d love to chat with you to explore whether nutritional therapy may be able to help support you with your health problem. My 10-minute discovery calls are free.