Hello and welcome to STATE OF MIND. I’m Grace Kingswell, I’m a Nutritional Therapist and Lifestyle Medicine Advocate and this is my series all about health, mental wellbeing, state of mind, the environment, creating sustainable practices and finding true connection with yourself, those around you and with nature.
I am thrilled to bring you an episode with Debbie Lewis, member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and registered BANT Nutritional Therapist.
I am SO excited to have Debbie on the podcast because she literally encapsulates everything I am trying to promote about nutrition, health and wellness: that fundamentally we cannot compartmentalise the body if we want to peruse optimum health.
Modern medicine, amazing though it may be, seeks to divide the body up into sections - you go to Dermatologist for your skin and a Gastroenterologist for your gut but a Dermatologist would never tell you that your skin is bad because your gut health is off.
Functional Medicine looks at the whole body as one system and recognises that you can’t spray weed killer onto a problem if you want to cure it because it will never, ever reach the root cause.
In this episode we debunk a LOT of nutrition myths, from celery juice to fasting, what you should really be eating for breakfast, whether we all need probiotics and SO much more.
Please please share this episode if you find it useful and you enjoy it - I want the information on this podcast to reach as many people as possible so that we can bring about change in this industry that’s saturated with bliss balls, overnight oats, celery juice, detoxes and quick fixes!!!
Find me @gracekingswell and Debbie on social @debbielewismed and her website debbielewis.co.uk