This last couple of months have been a difficult time. Exactly three weeks to the day after being diagnosed with a brain tumour, my father passed away. This was a huge shock for my family and we're all coming to terms with what happened in our own way.
When faced with the enormity of a terminal illness, I felt at a loss as to how I could help. If the most specialised, highly trained doctors and surgeons don’t know what causes these cancers and have no cure, of what benefit would nutrition advice have?
As a Nutritional Therapist, my main aim is always geared towards helping and supporting my clients with finding the best solutions to their health problems. As Hippocrates once said ‘Let Food be thy Medicine’.
Sadly my father never had the chance to try any therapies, whether conventional, complementary or alternative. But my faith in nutrition hasn’t diminished. More than ever I value the importance of good health and the part that the right nutrition plays.
With my mother in the latter stages of Alzheimer’s disease, brain health has never been more important to me. And cases of Alzheimer’s disease are increasing worldwide, still with no recognised cure in sight. Focussing on nutrition and lifestyle looks to be the most likely way of preventing and even reversing this dreaded disease. (See Bredesen).
So this year I am making brain health a key priority. I’ll be posting updates on ways of improving brain function and cognition through nutrition and lifestyle. So please pop back from time to time for latest updates and key findings on ways of keeping your brain healthy now and for the future.