For The Love Of Food As Medicine

Have you been watching the BBC 1 series of Doctor In The House on Monday evenings? GP Rangan Chattergee spends time in the homes of those seeking his help to try and better understand the factors leading to their health issues, and he looks at multiple approaches to resolving them, mostly through lifestyle changes. Watching it has prompted us to recall the range of chronic conditions we’ve experienced in the last few decades and which we no longer have. We reckon that between us the list numbers 11 such conditions and here they are, in alphabetical order:

Acid Reflux

Anaemia

Anxiety

Blood Pressure (high)

Candida Overgrowth

Cholesterol (raised)

Depression (mild)

Endometriosis

Hay Fever

Insomnia

Weight gain

Perhaps not surprisingly, we resorted to prescription and over-the-counter medicines for many of these and to surgery for one of them. None of them worked. Yes, they eased symptoms but nothing ever resolved them, so they persisted or recurred. But they have now ‘gone’ and we have very good reason to believe that it has pretty much everything to do with the way we live; specifically an emphasis on natural food and greater awareness (meditation). It is the former that is the feature of The Power of Natural Food Class Series starting on June 10th, and we’re really keen to share, not just what we’ve learnt, but maybe even more importantly our excitement and insights to inspire others to also develop a love for natural food.

Class 1 ~ Herbs & Spices  on June 10th looked at the range of chronic conditions that many people experience and which can often be at least improved by eating more natural foods. Herbs and spices have been used medicinally as well as in food for centuries and this class is a reminder of just how spectacular they are!

Class 2 ~ Nuts & Seeds on June 17th Annette talked in a little more detail about the very widespread condition endometriosis and how food reversed it for her when surgery and synthetic hormone treatments failed to do so. We also presented an overview of seed sprouting; one of the best and easiest ways of eating fresh powerhouses of nutrition direct from your own kitchen!

Class 3 ~ Fruits & Vegetables on June 24th will emphasize the knock-on results to Graham’s health that weight-gain implied until he was able to ‘eat his way’ to, not just better health, but good health and a natural weight. We will also talk in this class about the exciting and emerging area of the microbiome and the astounding and varied impacts on our health depending on the balance of bacteria in our gut, as well as how to both eat more of them, and feed what we already have! 

If you would like to join us, each class is £12.  We will bring samples so that you can try some of the ingredients we’ll be talking about, in combinations which may be new to you. Please get in touch if you’re interested; we’d love to hear from you!

The Calendar and Events page has details of this and other classes.

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