The above quote from Michael Pollan’s book In defense of food: an eater’s manifesto, very much sums up my approach to food, nutrition and eating.
Nutrition and food intake is a fundamental part of naturopathy. It is also a fundamental part of our daily lives. We all eat food. We all need nutrients and nourishment for energy, growth and repair. And food, for many of us, is more than just fuel for these processes. A meal can be a celebration, an opportunity to spend time with loved ones or may even just be a point during your busy day that you can stop and relax for a few moments.
We have become increasingly disconnected with food — our relationship with food, where it comes from and how it makes us feel. There is no single diet or way of eating that will work for everyone. My aim is to help you better understand your relationship with food and help you to find a way of eating that works for you.
I love to strip things back to basics, with a focus on fresh, whole foods. Nourishing your body need not involve expensive superfoods or exotic elixirs. Eating should be enjoyable, stress-free and occasionally a little indulgent.