First, a couple of profound quotes from Mother Theresa that I find inspiring:
“The problem with the world is that we draw our family circle too small”.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples”.
Hippocrates was really on to it: “Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be food” 460-377 B.C.
In the last 100 years, huge changes have happened to the way our food is grown and processed. As a culture, we have come to believe that it is normal for our food to arrive in a packet, tin or plastic bag.
We can believe that it is the norm for food to be refined, modified, artificially coloured, flavoured and preserved and packed full of hidden sugar. Some processing of food is needed to make certain foods more digestible, however, the majority of foods today are so processed that our bodies can have difficulty recognising them as food! Eating lots of processed food can lead to nutritional deficiencies, compromised immunity, decreased energy, an unhappy gut, chronic inflammation, obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes..
My particular concern is what children are eating. The total amount of sugar in kids diets can be scary. It’s a bit like putting rocket fuel into a Mini! Research shows that people with high sugar intakes have a much higher risk of heart disease and obesity. The way kids eat in childhood is how they tend to keep on eating throughout life.
Diabetes (type 2) and obesity have been on the rise at an alarming rate. Type 2 diabetes used to be a disease for the middle-aged. There are now children and teenagers being diagnosed with it.
The issue at hand is that we can be overfed and under-nourished!
Eating processed foods that are low in nutrients and high in sugar and refined carbohydrates can drive us to overeat.
My mission is to teach and inspire individuals, couples, families, communities about real food.. How exquisitely delicious it is. How filling it is. How affordable it is. How easy it is to prepare. How hugely beneficial and healing it is for our bodies.
Women and men are wonderful protectors and powerful influencers of those in their care. I’m not saying I am like Mother Theresa (though I’d love to have her incredibly tenacious character) however, her words really inspire me. I’d love to create a ripple effect.. Many people experiencing wellness transformations, gaining huge inspiration and then passing this on to those within their family circle – how ever big they decide that circle will be. Perhaps, together, we can change the current ‘food culture’ in this world?!
My key goal is to help people prevent food and lifestyle-related chronic illnesses.
As a nurse and a daughter, I have witnessed first-hand how tough it is for patients and families with these illnesses. I have a passion to help people avoid this path.
The exciting new field of epi-genetics shows us that our genes do not necessarily always determine our fate. Healthy food and lifestyle choices act as powerful information for our genes and can literally ‘turn off’ the expression of particular illness genes in our body.
My vision is to see people empowered and supported towards vibrant health..
Living long and well – unhindered in fulfilling their own unique purpose and calling in this world.
The cost of preventable diseases is huge – personally, socially and financially. Billions, probably more per annum. This money could be much better spent in the world.
Our health and the health of this beautiful planet are interdependent. When we make daily decisions that care for our planet – we are caring for our health too.
I want to inspire others to develop a ‘health care’ mindset, instead of a ‘sickness care’ one. The focus being on prevention – proactively building up and protecting both our health and the health of those we love.
Be well everyone. Bless your wellness journeys.