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Learning to work better and do more

Learning to work better and do more


LEARNING


Many, many years ago, back to when I began practicing as a nutritionist, I decided that I would make it my responsibility to continue to learn and add to my knowledge in the field of nutrition. Healthcare professionals today work more with the discipline of nutrition in mind than they have ever done so before. They look to nutrition – the relationship between food and a healthy body – to find strategies for promoting health, managing illness and preventing disease. The science of nutrients is an ever-expanding area of knowledge. Technological advances mean that we can look and explore far further and in far greater detail than we could five, ten, twenty years ago. And each new time that we look we see again, sometimes afresh, and we learn again and we discover more. So, learning is something that I knew I wanted and had to commit to for my work right from the outset.

My most recent qualification has come in the form of the ‘Certificate in Clinical Nutrition’, awarded to me by the prestigious Weill Cornell Medical College. It was such a fascinating week of education, crammed with lectures, workshops and a lot of study. More significant still, I’m looking forward to March when I embark upon a course towards my next qualification – ‘Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice’ at London’s Institute of Functional Medicine. It will give me an enhanced overview of the principles and philosophy of functional medicine and of the many numerous factors which affect our health and disease and an understanding of how to approach these concerns. I’m currently heavily into a long, long list of reading towards this next learning goal – there’s barely room for a glass of water on my bedside table right now!

It can be hard work, but I find it so enriching to explore more deeply the field of learning that I have made my vocation. Knowledge is power, and I use that power to provide the best available service to all of my clients. To be better informed and as up to date as I can be with advances and new theories and practice in nutrition allows me to help all of my clients in the best ways possible. 

For me, my qualifications are pieces of paper which mark a curve of learning in my life. For my clients, I know that my qualifications show a commitment to learning that helps to reassure them that their therapist’s knowledge and experience have strong foundations and that the advice that I offer is as well-informed and current as it can possibly be. I want them to be able to see that I strive to be the best guide for them on their journey towards health and wellbeing that I can possibly be.

An orange a day

An orange a day

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Do you know that an orange provides 12% of your daily intake of fibre and almost all of you vitamin C requirement, if you opt for good organic produce (seeds and soil)? It has no fat, no cholesterol and no sodium. I prefer eating an orange to drinking its juice so that I don’t lose out on this intake of fibre. Fruits are certainly beneficial, but high levels of fructose within fruit and too much can absolutely devastate your biochemistry and physiology. However, an average orange is considered neither low nor high but a medium-low fructose level of under 9 grams.


 

Our Looks & Our Egos

Our Looks & Our Egos

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I’m sure that you will agree with me that there is now a universal use of the female body as a marketing tool. You see that on the covers of all the magazines in all the countries you visit. This has led to an obsession with the way we look and with the definition of beauty, even though only 5% of the women fit into the stereotype used. Read More→

What is clean eating?


What is clean eating?

CLEAN_EATING


These days, ‘Clean Eating’ has become a buzz phrase used and abused by many. For me, Clean Eating is effectively about going back to nature, about eating only real, fresh organic food. Clean Eating originates from a time when our food industry didn’t put such huge volumes of processed food so conveniently onto our supermarket shelves – a time when our foods were free of chemicals such as fertilisers, preservatives and additives and when genetic modification wasn’t in use to increase the profitability of product lines. 

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Eating colourful fruits and vegetables each day is a great start


Eating colourful fruits and vegetables each day is a great start

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Including lots of fruit and vegetables can also compromise the immune and digestive systems and, ultimately, long term health. By Eating the same type of food every day is not only boring but could lead to deficiencies in certain

nutrients if the foods are lacking in key nutrients.
Colorful fruits and vegetables like broccoli, like tomatoes, like carrots, like oranges have lots of different antioxidants, lots of different phyto chemicals. To increase your energy and give your body an invigorating year-long treat… Upgrade to colourful foods and enjoy mountains of delicious, fresh food!
 

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Greetings & a Happy, Sparkling & a Colourful New Year.

Greetings & a Happy, Sparkling & a Colourful New Year.

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Wishing all my clients and friends on Facebook and Instagram the warmest season’s greetings and a happy, sparkling and a colourful New Year.
Thank you all for making 2016 so successful and so special. I will look forward to spending a happy 2017 with you all. Heba. xx


 


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