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Nutrition by Nature

Fuel your body with the diet nature created for us.

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Just as a squirrel's dietary requirements are different to those of a zebra, and a tuna fish needs different things to a chicken, so we have dietary needs that are specific to us human beings.  

Our digestive system has evolved over tens of thousands of years to adapt to the foods available to our ancestors in their environments.  Everything we could take from nature; wild fish, wild animals, wild berries and fruits, nuts and seeds, and vegetables, were the sources for the human body's development and growth.  

When considering what we should be eating it makes a lot of sense to think about the long process of evolution that has formed the bodies we are walking around in today. 

We will educate you on how to make the right food choices based on natural, evolutionary principles and the signals your body is giving, then we will inspire and empower you to keep it up for life.

Looking at diet along with lifestyle issues we help our clients deal with a whole host of issues. While weight loss is not generally the primary focus of our work, it is often a well appreciated side effect!

PuraVida therapists help clients with many lifestyle and diet related issues including:

 

Mother Nature serves dishes to tantalise your taste buds!! 

  • Hormonal imbalances in both men and women

  • Digestive complaints from IBS to reflux, bloating and cramping

  • Stress related anxiety and sleep disorders

  • Skin irritations such as excema and psoriasis

  • Exhaustion, depression and adrenal fatigue

  • Respiratory disorders such as asthma

  • Food sensitivities, intolerances and allergies

 

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What we put into our body has an enormous effect on what comes out!  Not only with regard to our energy levels and how we feel, but also how we move, how we react to stress, how often we get a cold and even how we sleep! 

When we consider what our evolved bodies are built to expect; a diet rich in natural, plant based foods growing wildly, and on animals and fish that lived in the wild, with only natural hormones to promote growth and reproduction and muscles (meat) developed through exercise and the natural course of life in the wild, our diet today looks pretty alien!

In fact, many of the foods we eat are not even recognisable to the body as foods!  Man-made chemicals, flavour enhancers, colourings and preservatives along with genetic modifications and synthetic hormones used to induce growth in farm animals, bare little or no resemblance to the foods of old.  So much so that in many cases the digestive system actually rejects these substances as 'non-foods' and has to find something else to do with them, potentially causing a build up of toxins and waste products in the liver and fat cells.  This in turn can result in an over stressed immune system, slows down detoxification and can alter the hormonal balance of the body creating havoc with the natural rhythms and functions a body is designed to perform.

No wonder so many of us feel energy depleted, hormonally unstable, and have a host of complaints that 

doctors often can't pin down to any one cause.

So what is the solution?  Return to life as hunter gatherers, hunting our meat and picking berries and leaves from the forest down the road? Unlikely!

Life must go on, and there is little chance of us reverting to the hunter-gatherer ways.  Modern man has made huge advances in many positive ways, but many things, including many food production methods are generated by money making machines and the need to feed huge populations with limited resources.

 

At PuraVida we understand how difficult it can be to make good choices, living in a hectic fast-paced world full of fad diets, misleading marketing and lifestyle factors that restrict our decision making processes.

PuraVida therapists are trained in Functional Medicine methodology, and Nutritional and Dietetic Therapies. Although we are devoted believers in Mother Nature's abilities to provide what we need, and the innate ability of the body to heal and recover!  We do not believe in a 'one size fits all' approach.  

PuraVida helps clients with many varied lifestyle and diet related issues, working with each person to provide a solution tailored to their individual needs and lifestyle.

We will help find the best solution for YOU that fits your life.  Finding the perfect compromise between the ideal natural diet, the support and requirements for your personal situation, sensitivities and any nutritional deficiencies, and fitting all of this with your lifestyle requirements.  At PuraVida we address not only what food you put in your mouth, but give you all the practical advice, support and tools to really help you make lifelong changes to promote energy, vitality and glowing good health.

Start feeling better today!  

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To book a one on one consultation or for more information contact us at:  info@puravidahealth.co.uk or call 020 3463 9216