‘Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food’
All very well for Hippocrates, you may say. He lived in Ancient Greece and didn’t have to contend with an abundance of cheap and available processed food; a sophisticated food industry with vested interest, power and plenty of money to distort the science; and an baffling array of experts all taking conflicting and contradictory positions as to which food is even healthy.
This is true, but the advice remains, none the less.
Herbal medicine treatments at this practice, will always include some serious consideration of diet. Strategies will vary, and always will be tailored to the individual, but generally will reflect insights from practitioners and nutritionists such as Yudkin, Atkins, Dukan, Seignalet, Harcombe, Whals, Briffa, Mercola etc. You may recognise themes associated with low GI, low carb and Paleo diets. With extra vegetables.
The links to resources below aim to inform, educate and inspire to healthy eating choices. They do not reflect a balanced range of all the dietary advice that exists. They reflect the preferences, and support the clinical experience of this practitioner – who acknowledges there will be contradictions, tensions between, and inconsistencies even within the information presented below!Hoping you find something that helps you.
In this mediumly technical article Ji Sayer re-frames - our understanding of celiac disease towards the concept of appropriate response as opposed to gene linked idio-pathology. I think this is a very important perspective. I find the Greenmed website a really useful resource, though it can be frustrating to negotiate and the constant invitations to sign up to various things can be irritating....
Ji Sayer continues to explore how wheat may be problematic in our diets.