A No Grainer
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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, certifed by the Nutritional Therapy Association (learn more here). I have used food to heal my own health issues and now eat a nutrient dense, whole food diet. Eating this way helps me to stay energised and happier 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 feel 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?
On this blog I aim to:
There is so much overwhelming information about diet out there. As an Australian who has lived in the UK, I draw my information and anecdotes from both countries. We have similar attitudes to food and nutrition and our governments promote the same ‘healthy’ eating guidelines (margarine and low-fat diets).
Encourage healthy attitudes to food
Ultimately I want to promote a healthy habits and attitudes to food. I will do this with a bit of history, science and general advice. I will encourage you to eat food as close to its natural state as possible. Food that is rich in nutrients will you feel satisfied and prevent a lot of the desires to eat food that is nutritionally poor.
Promote eating for your biology
I advocate eating in a way that aligns with our evolution . This means I eat plenty of organic and free range meat, because humans are omniverous animals and animal products are the most nutrient dense. This is just the way our physiology was set up.
I don’t like labels but I do like real, nutrient dense food.
What we eat becomes us!
I want us to relax our attitudes to food a bit, because we shouldn’t be at war with the stuff that sustains our very existence, nor should we hate our bodies. 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 about nutrition to help you make up your own mind about what is good for you. This information is complemented this information by developing recipes that will support your implementation of the new information you have learned.
Madeline Shepherd, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
I am a certified functional nutritionist with a passion for real food. I have healed my own digestive and mental troubles using a nutrient dense diet and targeted supplementation.
Our modern world is full of chemicals in our food, water, beauty products, the air we breathe and the stress we live. To feel our best it is critical to minimise the rubbish going into our bodies.
I work with groups and individuals to correct imbalances that underlie a complex array of symptoms from digestive troubles to mood disorders, skin conditions, weight troubles and more.
The articles on this site are non-sponsored real advice about real food and healthy living. 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.
I hope that you find the information interesting and can learn something new about food and your body!
The information provided on this website should not replace professional medical treatment or advice of any kind. I am a nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP), not a medical doctor. Before undertaking any major lifestyle changes, I encourage you to consult your primary care practitioner.
I am have a passion for learning how we can nourish and improve our own health with a good diet. Through my training as an NTP I have developed extensive knowledge about the impacts of food on our body’s biochemistry. The information I share on this blog is the product of my training, research and success in improving my own health using food.