The importance of a healthy Nutritional lifestyle
What is it about our food intake that makes one coming off the wagon so often? Why does one feel so strongly-powered one day and completely vulnerable the next?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Candida and yeast overgrowth, cravings, bloating, skin troubles, fatigue, feeling depressed and so on... All sounds very familiar as we hear it so often; it all became part of our lifestyle. I like to call it an adaptation stage. This is what one might be used to throughout life.
Refined and processed foods are detrimental to our health but yet, is being sold in our Supermarkets. We, as a society, are aware of their potential dangers and yet, still consume them, which clearly, are mostly toxic to our body, well-being and become health impairment.
Researches are somehow mostly inconclusive as to suggest the public that there is not enough evidence to show that certain additives and chemicals put in the food chain is considered as a risk factor for disease. But do I really want to wait until it is proven so or do I prefer educating myself and keep away from potential harmful chemicals leading to illnesses?
I was born near a small town in the West of France on the border of the Atlantic Ocean.
My Dad grown his own fruits and vegetables and my Mum loved experimenting with new recipes for our enjoyment! Came the day when I flew the nest forgetting about putting the essential and beneficial lifestyle habits into my everyday life and embarked on a junk food consumption routine. None of which favoured my health at the time but instead, sent me to a dark place with a body crying our for help after accumulative years of excesses!
These were the days when combined bad lifestyle habits eventually got too much for my own good. Looking back now, I can see how simple it was to get into the fast pace of life and using food in a completely non helpful but rather destructive way! I had to make a huge effort in stepping out of that trap and rethink on how it used to be when I could taste, smell and enjoy food and its benefits. From there, I could then start a new journey and learn to improve my health with a better understanding of food intake for a balanced health in years to come.
My pursuit to a holistic lifestyle grew ever since I realised how much I needed to keep close to nature after all. A clean whole food intake got my body back to where it could finally put its detoxifying, repairing and healing mechanism back on! A wonderful feeling that I wish everyone could get the taste of one day.
If it wasn't for that discovery, I wouldn't be practicing within the complementary medicine field today. Nutrition and Colonic Hydrotherapy helped me tremendously along the way, combined with lifestyle changes. I am convinced by putting into practice what I have learnt from my own Irritable Bowel Syndrome recovery journey, and also, by going back to education and learning about Naturopathic Nutrition on a deeper level, that food is definitely a relevant factor to one's colon state.