I can tell you exactly when the biggest change in my own health happened. It was December 9th, 2010, and my appendix nearly burst.
Thankfully it was caught early and whipped out before anything major went wrong. However, the fact that it went wrong confused me. I thought I was healthy!
I was really into cooking at the time and eating a wide range of foods, so I thought I had the “balanced” diet that we get told to eat.
I’d heard about an idea filtering through the health and fitness community about eating the way we’ve evolved to eat – “the paleo diet”.
Having just had an operation I had a few weeks off to recover which gave me time to read up on this idea.
I read one book and I was hooked! Within a month I’d read five books on the topic and I realised a few things:
- My “balanced” diet may have been varied, but it wasn’t right for me
- There is no such thing as the perfect diet, just the right diet for you
- Eating the right foods is the foundation upon which all of health should be built
For years I’ve read about nutrition and I’ve slowly tweaked things away from the true paleo model, but I have always valued the importance of eating clean, natural foods and I try to help my patients do the same when I can.
However, we now have an expert here to help as we have our own in-house nutritionist starting this week!
I have been collaborating with Adele for about a year now with patients who need nutritional help alongside their osteopathy, and during that time I’ve secretly wanted her in the clinic. And with a fortuitous twist of fate Adele is now here at Forte!
Adele can obviously help with weight-loss and build you a healthy eating plan, but her real skill lies in working with problems like:
- Digestive issues (like IBS, acid reflux, Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis)
- Hormonal issues (like hypothyroidism and changes related to the menopause)
- Autoimmune conditions (like rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue and diabetes)
- And many more…!
As this is a new service to us, and you may not be sure if it is helpful for you, Adele is offering a free 15 minute consultation to discuss any health matter and see how nutritional medicine can help you. This can be in the clinic or over the phone.
We’re very excited to be able to add this facet of health to our repetoire at Forte, and if you have any questions, please do let us know.
Yours in health,
Chris and the Forte Team