My approach is very much focused on both body and mind, as I believe they are not only connected, but they are one. Scientific studies, which show a correlation between emotional stress during childhood and adult onset of disease, demonstrate this perfectly.
Emotional stress is hugely important when it comes to overall health as when our central stress response system (the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis) is out of balance, this can lead to acute and chronic disease.
My scientific training involving conducting intense biographic work on many patients, has also shown me just how important food is when it comes to our health.
From studying what we eat, how we eat and where our modern food is coming from, I have realised that there has been a big change from growing organic nutrient dense foods on small family farms where soils are rich in minerals, to mass farming on depleted soils.
There has also been a reduction in the amount of seasonal and fermented foods we eat and how much physical activity we do. This has resulted in a lack of a healthy gut microbiome for many of us.
It is the body’s primary antibody and the first line of defence in response to antigens/pathogens in the GI tract and respiratory tract. It also has a key role in cholesterol metabolisation, hormone regulation, detoxification and mental wellbeing, amongst many other bodily functions.
Studying homeopathy was a natural progression for me, as it fits in nicely with the rest of my approach. It considers the biography of each person, as well as their emotions and physical complaints to create a deep understanding of what needs to be healed in order to restore balance, heal, grow and flourish.