In ancient Greece the philosophy of wellness was balanced by two complementary ideas. Hygieia was seen as the goddess of health and Aesulapius, the god of medicineHygieai advocated building healthy bodies with sound nutrition – pernatally and through the formative years of childhood – and maintaining health for the rest of a person’s life.Hippocrates declared: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”‘We are what we eat’
Most of the manufactured goods on the shelves of the supermarket cause more harm than good in your body. The effect will be more damaging in your children’s bodies because they are so much smaller.
We have been supplied with a wonderful variety of meat, vegetables and fruit. Our body needs a fine balance of the different elements that can be found in these foods for optimal functioning. When preservatives, colourants, flavourings and sweeteners are added to the food it can have a detrimental effect on attention, concentration, acting out behaviours and even mental well-being.
- Under nourished – too little food
- Over nourished – more food than the daily requirements are
- Mal nourished –food that contains too little vitamins and minerals e.g. junk food
- Attention & learning difficulties
- Behavioural problems
- Psychological problems
- Physiological difficulties
People are very different and their bodies process foods differently. What may be essential for me may not work for you. One model does not fit all and it is important to change the food according to your body’s requirements.
Do not only try the newest eating pattern – find out what really works for your body.
- Get rid of negative physical symptoms
- Be calm, and focused
- Enjoy your strength, health, and energy
- Grow up healthy and age well