About A No Grainer
About A No Grainer
Thank you for reading A No Grainer! This blog exists to provide real information about real food. Together let’s learn to nourish ourselves well – properly and to good health.
My name is Maddy and I am a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in training. I have used food to heal some of my own health conditions and now I eat a very real food based diet. Eating this way helps me to feel more energised and happy than ever before. I want to help you feel better too! It might be common to be bloated, fatigued and stressed but many of us don’t realise that we don’t have to fee this way. The food we eat has such a huge impact on every facet of our physical and mental health – and why wouldn’t it?
What we eat literally becomes us!
On this blog I want to dispel some of the myths around what constitutes healthy eating, because there is so much overwhelming information out there. As an Australian who has lived in the UK, I draw my information and annecdotes from both countries. I think we have quite similar attitudes to food and nutrition and our governments certainly seem to promote the same ‘healthy’ eating guidelines (margarine and low-fat diets anyone?).
Personally, I like to try and eat in a way that humans have evolved to eat. This means I eat plenty of meat because humans are omniverous animals and animal products are the most nutrient dense – it is the way our physiology was set up. I don’t like labels but I do like real, nutrient dense food.
Through my blog I am ultimately trying to promote a healthy habits and attitudes to food. I will do this by including a bit of history, science and then some general advice. I will encourage you to eat food as close to its natural state as possible. I recommend that your eat food that satiates you and is rich in nutrients. This should help you feel satisfied and prevent a lot of the desires to eat food that isn’t as nutritionally rich.
I just want us to relax our attitudes to food a bit, because we shouldn’t be at war with it and our waiste line. On a daily basis we are inundated with scares about obesity, ideas to label food in more draconian ways and the latest diet craze. But if you eat real food then a lot of these risks disappear. Humans have been around for millions of years, obviously with some changes in our exact makeup, but fundamentally we are the same.
A No Grainer will provide some history and science and help you make up your own mind about what is good for you. Overtime I intend to complement this information by developing recipes that will support your implementation of the new information you have learned.
Please feel free to reach out and get in touch via the contact page. I would love to hear from you and am eager to work with new people on a one-to-one basis to improve their health.
Thank you. I hope that you find the information interesting and can learn something new about food and your body!
From December 2017 I will be a qualified nutritional therapy practitioner and will be open to taking appointments with clients. Learn more about nutritional therapy here.