Our health is linked to our entire life story
I believe our health is linked to our entire story, the cumulative effects of our past and present, the challenges we have faced on our life journey, combined with the multiple lifestyle choices we make every day.
Any emotional and psychological trauma from our past can impact our health long term. As can the choices we make about the food we eat, how we sleep and move, how exposed we are to toxicity in our environments, the stress we are under and how we manage it.
The Lifestyle Levers that Affect our Health
A whole-person approach can reveal hidden root causes of illness
Diagnosing and naming a chronic illness is not enough to understand its origins, and managing symptoms only with medications does not help restore the landscape of health needed for the illness to improve.
Working as a ‘health detective’ with you, and putting together all the pieces of the complex puzzle of your entire life story, is an important part of revealing where the root causes of illnesses hide. This is definitely team work!
Combining this with Functional and Genomics lab testing allows us to understand and target the best ways to restore health.
The whole-person approach I use with my clients comes from my past years working in medicine, across the world, with people of many backgrounds and cultures, and my own personal experience of difficult life events. These experiences have combined over time to evolve my observational and listening skills, and my ability to tune-in to a person's wider health story. The diversity of my life experience allows me to relate to a broad range of my clients experiences and their needs for health creation.
Revealing the root causes of Symptoms
STRESS MANAGEMENT AS A MAJOR INTERVENTION IN CHRONIC ILL HEALTH
Our health is always impacted by the challenges of our life experience, and chronic illness is often the end result of long-term psychological and emotional stress. We all know of situations where a chronic illness has begun during or after a difficult period in life.
Pharmaceutical medications often manage symptoms of stress, but rarely address root causes as ongoing drivers of the stress response, and it’s wide ranging impact on the body. If severe stress continues, so will the stress-related inflammatory mechanisms that continue to drive the disease process.
I believe Stress Management is a vital intervention for all my clients, that needs to be tailored to each persons unique needs.
By helping to regulate the autonomic nervous system (involved in both stress/fight-flight and relaxation responses), Stress Management helps re-connect highly stressed clients to a state of calm they may not have experienced in many years.
Through a supported re-discovery of calm, clients gradually gain insight, confidence, and the skills, to explore and develop their connection to a different way of life. One where stress is handled in a new way, so it no longer exerts such a powerful pathological effect.