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  1. This weekend has been a little over whelming for me not just at Uni but life in general.. A bit dramatic you say, well for those that know me yes!!! 

    This weekend we learnt all about the digestive system, I have to say this has to be my favourite lecture so far!! 70% of our immne system lies in the gut. That means that what we put in our mouth has so much input on our health , even more so then I could ever have imagined.

    Who knew that Chrohns disease can be cured, or that cod liver tablets can reverse cavities in the teeth, low fat diets create gallbladder stones....there are so many pathologies to learn and I am just at the beginning...

    I love going to Uni, I love learning about the teachers stories of their clients, I'm like a sponge at the moment, soaking it all up. However how to cure people is overtaking the 'cause of the problem' at the moment. So I need to take a step back and look at how the body works in more detail, so when it's my turn to help people be free of their illnesses I will know how it started and why. TREAT THE CAUSE AND NOT THE SYMPTOM

    I want to tell you all about everything I have learnt, but I must just absorb and allow my brain to process all the information. I literally can't wait until I can run clinics and treat people. 

    Today has literally excited me so much that I want to study it all and I mean everything. Functional medicine, Healing.....the list goes on

    So onto whats been going on this week...I made my first order with Abel & Cole. Organic produce. I'm definitly going the organic way from now on. I mean there are so many toxins around today, polution, radio waves, pesticides.....I want to give my body the best fighting chance possible. I don't want Cancer and I sure as hell don't want the treatment if I did get cancer. Changing what you eat can help protect you from later life diseases, it's mainly to do with the Gut (what we learnt today) Most people wait until they are ill before they help themselves, but why not do it when you are well?? 

    Most diseases can be avoided, yes even genetic ones can, and yes it really is that simple..food, nutrition, supplements, state of mind and health. So why are not more of us doing this? Because taking over the counter remedies are easier! Taking a pill is easier! Have you ever read the side effects on this stuff???? Now lets get one thing right, I am in no way saying that you should never take prescriptions or ignore your doctors advice, what I am saying is take a look at yourself and work out why you became ill, when did it start....If you can find the cause you can then treat the problem. If you don't work out the cause then all you doing is masking it, and the consequences can be a lot worse.

    Someone close to me went to her doctor and diagnosed her with hiatis hernia. Then decided it wasnt that and diagnosed her with barretts oeophagus. She is having to live in constant annoyance of a burning sensation of the oesphagus. She also has really bad IBS symptons. No nutritional help only advice to take Anti-acids and laxatives, both that are extremly toxic and will only make the problem worse (something you have to live with for the rest of your life). My goal is to treat this person so its controlled or to even cure the problem, by going the natural way. It will take some tests, money and time but it will be sorted. 

    I will keep you updated with the plan and results, but this isn't a short term thing, it's going to take time a lot of time

    I'm off to plan my food for the week and allow my brain to have a rest :)

    Stay Natural xx

  2. Blog number 2! What's been happening in your life? Made any changes? 

    To be honest I have dreaded the supermarket shop, I mean having to wander around for hours because I have no idea what I'm cooking and what I should be eating. Does anyone know???? It's funny because I write out nutrition plans and guide people through healthy eating, but I struggle myself. I wouldn't say I hate cooking, I would say I'm one of the those poeple that don't really know how to cook and make things really tasty. So I always opt for the easy to prep meals, some of you will know where I'm coming from.... So this is where the real battle is....It's easy to eat healthy if you have someone cooking for you all day and prepping your every day meals, but when you do it yourself...OMG...I literally can't be bothered. Oh hello frozen fish and chips that I shove in the oven and 25 minutes later its cooked and I can eat. Little effort and nicely full up!!!! NNNNNOOOOOOO STOP right there!!!! Frozen fish in breadcrumbs??????Frozen Chips????? Where's the vegetables??? Where's the fresh wholesome food???

    I know I know I should practice what I preach, but it's hard isn't it. Well I am making a conscious effort to change my ways and you do too (well some of you, actually most of you, Isn't that why your reading this, to change your life, your habits?)

    So I have decided to avoid meat and fish as much as possible, opting for a more Vegan style diet. Like I said before I'm not labelling myself but sometimes it's a pain in the arse. You get invited round for a family dinner and your the only one thats vegan/vegetarian. Don't you think sometimes it's easier to not bother? Or bring your own food? MMmmmmm so yesterday it being Easter, my mum cooked a roast. I had cheese and onion pie, a yorkie and some potatoes. Now you see my point.....people try to accommodate you but forget dairy is part of an animal. So instead of throwing a hissy fit, I eat it, because remember I am not a label and it's not often someone cooks for me.

    With that being said 75% of my diet is natural and healthy and well the other part......(I CANT GIVE UP CHOCOLATE YET!!!!) is not.

    Walking around asda today was dyer, I hate it, I really do!! Every month (it feels like) they change all the shelves around so it takes me even longer to find the stuff I want. I hate supermarkets, I want the old fashion greengrocers, farm shops. But everything is so far away from each other....oh but wait, I was at my mums and caught sight of a box with the words Abel & Cole stamped on the side. What is this??? OMG an organic farm shop online that delivers to your door. AMAZING!! Having a look on their site and the prices are fairly reasonable and I will be putting an order in tonight. The delivery day for my area is friday hence why I am in asda now. Need some stuff to tie me over.

    I'm making a vegetable soup with Tofu for my lunches as it's still cold outside. I have sourdough bread, avocado and eggs for breakfast. For dinner I will have vegetarian sausages with sweet potato and for snacks I have VIVO (vegan protein powder) and hummous with veg sticks. I think this is a good start. Once my cooking skills are up to scratch I will be experimenting more. But for this week I am happy that I will be fed good food and to fill my body up with some decent nutrition.

    Once a week prep what your going to eat for the coming week, I tend to eat the same thing everyday. It normally lasts a month and then I get bored and move onto something else. I don't do variety, not sure why...maybe if I was to cook for my husband I would but he cooks his own food (weird I know, but it works for us)

    So my asda bill cost me £36. This gave me 3 weeks worth of soups everyday!!! Breakfast, Dinner and snacks for the next 7 days. Bargain!!! So we will see how I get on with this and if I stick to it. 

    So after spending 45 minutes cooking my soup I'm now going to bake some oat muffins with blueberries and bananas for my pre class snack!!

    Stay Healthy xx