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Our Philosophy

When our body is in a state of balance (homeostasis), it has an innate intelligence to be optimal or heal itself from dis-ease.  This balance is achieved through a combination of healing foods, fasting, proper hydration, sleep, emotional health and exercise.  When a health issue arises, it is important to understand what is going on in the body on a holistic level.  Just like a tree, when its fruit is diseased, or the leaves lack lustre, or it just appears lifeless altogether; we have to look at the environment around it.  Is the soil lacking in nutrition?  Is there too much toxicity around?  Is the climate not the right one for that tree?  Is it getting enough water?

 

Once we go deep enough to understand what’s going on metabolically, then we can start to create the bigger picture and go from there.  

“All disease begins in the gut”. - Hippocrates, c. 460-377 BC

And that’s where we start with our process at Rebelwithveg.  We look at how healthy the gut is through specific questions and testing where appropriate.  No matter how complex the issue is, an anti-inflammatory, wholefood diet will form the foundation of health. 

 

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.  - Hippocrates

The plant kingdom contains an estimated 100,000 disease-preventing nutrients.  Did you know, for example, that sulforaphane, a compound found in cruciferous veggies, can choke cancer cells?  Or that ergothionine, a compound abundant in mushrooms, can penetrate mitochondrial membranes and repair mitochondrial damage?  Plants can truly heal us.  And the more variety we get every day the better.

 

There is a concept that I use called ‘food dosing’.  There are certain foods that target specific health issues. For those that want to remove/reduce their medications, we will focus on the main health issue and concentrate on including those foods in the diet in specific amounts.  For example, it has been found that pinto beans eaten in a certain amount over a certain period can reduce cholesterol more effectively and safely than statins. 

 

 

“Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food”.   - Hippocrates

Our Process

Our process at Rebelwithveg is designed to help you achieve your true best health.  We start by getting to know you and your health goals. We then create a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan that is tailored to your individual needs. We take into account your health history, circumstances and preferences in order to create a method that works for you.We can provide ongoing support to help you stay on track and achieve the best possible results. Our own goal is to help you adhere to a new way of life that is enjoyable and sustainable. Through our core belief of food as medicine, we are committed to helping you nourish your cells, so you can feel good, look good, and have more energy.

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