I'm a certified functional nutritional therapist who specialises in supporting clients with food sensitivities and autoimmune conditions.
Although my background is a health professional with over 25 years experience it was my personal history that brought me to nutrition. Here's my story – every female in my family has an autoimmune condition – rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, hashimotos. Every female that is except me. No, I'm not adopted, the only thing that was different about me was my diet.
From a very early age I had enough food sensitivities that my diet radically changed. I thought this was worth investigating, so back to school I went and here I am. What I've learnt along the way is guaranteed to drop your jaw!
I will share with you the amazing discoveries science is unveiling about the power of food. Every cell of every tissue of every organ of every system within your body is entirely made of the food you eat – good or bad – and creates your quality of health – good or bad.
So allow me to begin this amazing journey with some concepts that will change the way you think about food.
Food is not about:
Calories – how food interacts with our body goes far beyond being just an abstract fuel source. Believe it or not feeding yourself 1000 calories of veggies and chicken has a completely different impact on your body than a 1000 calories of chips, and softdrink. Why do some foods leave you feeling amazing and energized while other leave you ready for a nap? Why do some foods leave you craving food all day long while others easily satiate you until your next meal? The answers to these questions are the first step towards understand and mastering not just your physical health but mental health as well.
Food is about:
Information- thanks to the human genome project we have learnt food is actually encoded genetic information that speak to the cells within our body. Food actually drives genetic function!! What does this mean? We are more than our inherited genetic destiny – we all have the power to alter genetic function by what we put in our mouths and what we expose ourselves to in our environment. Yes, we have the power to control our health. This is the science of nutrigenomics and it's about to completely change the way we think about healthcare.
So with this I welcome you to walk with me down an amazing road of food and health. Take my hand and hold on tight – it might get a little bumpy along the way but I guarantee you will enjoy every step!
Leanne is a certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Integrative Health Coach and Lead Instructor for NTA Australia/NewZealand. She hopes to change the health of future generations through loving support and knowledge. Find Leanne at purecorenourishment.com.au