Sarah Forristal, Nutritional & Massage Therapist at Solace Holistic Centre.
It can be confusing to navigate through all the conflicting information about what is healthy these days. Is fat healthy? Should we be cutting down on carbs? Is sugar the enemy? What does 'gut health' actually mean?
While it is great that there has been a surge of interest in healthy eating recently, it can be difficult to know 'what is the best for me?'
As a nutritional therapist I see clients for many different reasons, from digestive difficulties to skin health, and from lack of energy to autoimmunity to hormonal imbalance. Each person has had their own set of circumstances that have brought them to where they are today. Through the client's past history we figure out the triggers to the health concerns they have at present. Each client then gets a plan to follow which can be easily implemented because it is specific to their needs. Change can be challenging so I work with each person to support them as much as they need. From my experience, small changes if done consistently, can mean huge benefits to someone's health.
We have the opportunity to support our health and wellbeing through everything we do. The food we eat, the work we do, the environment we are in, the thoughts we think all contribute positively or negatively to how we feel. Nutritional therapy provides a plan which encompasses all of these aspects with food being an integral part. Supplements are also recommended, if needed.
What health concerns will benefit from Nutritional Therapy?
• Digestive Problems (Constipation, Diarrhoea, bloating, IBS, Reflux, Food allergies/Intolerances, diverticulitis)
• Weight problems (Weight gain/inability to lose weight, sugar cravings, blood sugar imbalances, diabetes)
• Cardio-Vascular Health (Raised cholesterol, high blood pressure, Metabolic Syndrome)
• Hormonal Imbalances/Women’s Health (infertility, PMS, PCOS, Endometriosis, Menopause symptoms, Recurring Thrush, Cystitis.)
• Skin Conditions (Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea)
• Mental health & General Wellbeing (Low mood, Anxiety, Fatigue, Poor Concentration)
• Autoimmune conditions ( such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, that often do not respond to conventional medicine)
If you would like more information or to book an appointment contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 0876080103.
January can bring with it a lot of motivation to do lots more new things and take a lot more risks. This is neither a good thing or bad thing, more a seasonal event that occurs every year at the same time in the New Year. How ever there is one thing in particular that we should be aware of and that is the risk of running into this new year with much gusto and enthusiasm to finally do all the things you said you were going to do last year but will definitely do this year!
Honestly lets be present and more realistic about what can be achieved as in reality there may be many reasons as to why you didn’t do what you thought you were going to do last year. But let’s not get overwhelmed and try and do all those things as well as a multitude of other new things. Do we really need to be setting a whole load of new goals, hobbies, tasks, you name it lets do it? No I genuinely don’t believe that we do, as long as we are doing what makes us happy and are open to possibilities of new things.
So this may be where we need to take a reality check, and instead of becoming overwhelmed and throwing our hands in the air and doing nothing because there’s too much to do anyway, instead lets have a look at some steps that can move you forward and help you achieve what you would like to do in 2019 rather than what you feel you need or should be doing.
Moving forward into 2019:
> Be present with where you are right now.
> Be thankful for all that you have done and then look at what you might want to continue to do
> Look at what you may be able to let go of at this stage.
> Be realistic, look at your diary see what time you have available and where can you create more time.
> Without becoming overwhelmed pick one new thing to achieve this coming year.
> Set a realistic time frame, and be sure its something that you really want to do rather than needing to do it.
> If you have time later in the year pick another thing you want to do
This one new thing will be a ‘present’ to yourself which will keep you focused in the New Year you are in. This present will help you to be present and feel more fulfilled that you are focusing a little bit of time on you. After all at this stage you may have given presents to everyone else so lets give a present to yourself and do something you want to do. It doesn’t matter how big or small the present is as long as it makes you happy, brings out the inner smile, feeds your soul whatever way you want to look at it. In reality we need to “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right”.
For more details and Holistic support contact us in Solace Holistic Centre on 08795105454 or visit our website www.solaceholisticcentre.com
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