Optimum nutrition provides the raw materials for health maintenance and repair, allowing us to feel and perform at our best. Kirsten has seen profound improvements in her clients' well-being and waist-lines (see Feedback section), because what we eat can undoubtedly have an immense impact on our vitality, digestive health, gut flora, immunity, stress tolerance, mood, hormone balance, blood sugar and so on.
Over the last fifty or so years, our diets have changed radically, as has the nutritional content of our food. And it has also become harder to maintain healthy habits when processed and highly palatable sugary and refined foods are so ubiquitous. Furthermore, our modern lives are becoming busier and more stressful. Since then, there’s been a sharp rise in obesity, and its related illnesses such as type II diabetes, as well as all sorts of other chronic and degenerative health conditions. This is in part driven by chronic (often silent) inflammation due to dietary imbalances and our increased stress load, plus our sedentary lifestyles, gut health, toxic burden and so on.
Unfortunately, it can be very confusing for people to know what they should eat. And pressures to conform to a certain size can distort our relationship with food. Kirsten has seen first-hand just how many of her clients comfort eat and have a history of yo-yo dieting.
Consider too, that nutritional science is forever evolving and it can be hard for the average person to keep up. There are just so many conflicting reports in the media about the right approach to follow, whether it be low fat, low carb, a ketogenic diet, vegan, intermittent fasting, calorie-counting or the latest faddy weight-loss trends. Therefore, working with an experienced professional can pay dividends, as Kirsten can make sense of the dietary dogma and personalise a plan to suit you. One that keeps you satiated and reduces food cravings and empowers you to take back control of your health and optimise your well-being.
Moreover, having a supportive practitioner guiding you, can increase motivation to stick to a dietary programme and help you form new, positive, lasting habits and where applicable- tackle a chronic condition, improve your stress tolerance and mental health.
To view some of Kirsten's articles and talks see links.