New Life Skills

Medication for lifestyle issues?

The doctor who wrote this article  for the New Statesman was recently interviewed on Radio 2, making the case that type 2 diabetes shouldn’t, in most cases, be medicalised. We wholeheartedly agree. This and many other modern day maladies are made worse or even caused by the way we live, and particularly the way we eat, as we have discovered for ourselves. It’s thoroughly encouraging to see changing attitudes in the medical community, but turning the world of medicine around is likely to have the ease and speed of a juggernaut doing a three point turn in a cul-de-sac. We can’t wait for this to happen and neither do we need to. We can act on what we know, both intellectually and, perhaps intuitively to live in better alignment with what suits our natural selves.

The class series coming up this month provides a starting point, or a little more motivation to look more to natural food and get excited about it. Each class comes with samples to support the theme of the class, many of which can easily be replicated at home.

These classes are also an ideal, but not essential, starting point for the Power of Nature for Ageing Well. We are considering this a new life skill and we will be launching this series of 3 classes in 2018. Why a new life skill? Because we’re living longer, but more often than not, we aren’t living well and at present our health care system doesn’t have a response to this beyond pharmaceutical interventions, which are often inappropriate. We believe the current cohort of pre-pension aged adults are likely to be less willing to accept this and will want something more holistic than that which has been the experience for our parents. This class series will also incorporate natural food, but will extend to looking at the whole person and what each of us wants from life. We’re very excited about this series and will be including a more detailed description on our website soon. In the meantime, we do encourage anyone with a possible interest to get in touch; we’re happy to keep you updated.

~ Annette & Graham

The Power of Natural Food class dates for September are as follows:

Class 1 – Herbs & Spices Saturday 16th

Class 2 – Nuts & Seeds Saturday 23rd

Class 3 – Fruits & Vegetables Saturday 30th

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