At VFH, food and nutrition is a key area of focus because, as we all know, the food we eat provides the raw materials for all elements of human function.
We are also gut health experts – and we are trained extensively in healing gastrointestinal issues. We know that the gut is foundational in terms of inflammation, neurological agitation and the ability to liberate all of the nutrients we can from the food we eat, ensuring better functioning all round.
However, our team approach nutrition as supportive, not curative. We do NOT believe that Food Is Medicine; we know that food and nourishment is a part of wellness, but it is not everything. It certainly is not an insurance policy against illness, and rarely does avoidance of food completely resolve health issues.
Our team are also supremely mindful that other elements can colour our nutrient absorption and reactivity to certain foods: namely the priming of the nervous and immune systems due to excessive mental fears and phobias about certain foodstuffs, ingredients or food behaviours. We therefore know that whilst restrictive diets can be tools, they are not final answers – especially if they themselves create stress and food phobias which reinforce neurological/immune reactivity.
We therefore work fastidiously with clients to optimise their nutrition – but we actually care more about mindset and emotional relationships to food. We know that so many life events can knock these relationships off-kilter, so when we are working with our clients we listen carefully to ensure that food choices are being made with the right motivation. Our goal is simple:
We guide our clients towards consuming the broadest and most nourishing diet possible which supports both physiological and emotional wellbeing, whilst also fuelling any realistic physical goals the client may have.
We are also very experienced in helping those who are now supreme reactors to all foods, supplements etc. and are happy to talk to you if you would like to benefit from our work but are unsure whether our team will be able to help you.