I am an Australian who currently resides across the Tasman in Auckland. I’m a student of nutritional medicine, and a middle distance runner. From a young age I learned the importance of diet as an athlete. Experiencing iron deficiency and recurrent electrolyte imbalances, namely potassium and sodium, it became obvious food should be used as more than just fuel.
Like many others, absorption of dairy also became problematic and so I predominately follow a dairy free diet. Mostly though, the focus is just on eating whole foods, minimally processed and locally sourced where possible. But not without the odd treat! 🙂
It is without doubt that much of the diseases that plague the western world are caused by lifestyle factors. Diet, exercise and maintaining appropriate stress levels can have profound effects on the body. While this much is true, there is still much to learn on how any of this truly effects the body. It is hoped by starting the conversation we can all learn and inspire each other, and become healthier in the process.
To health and happiness.