Since graduating with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering in 2003, I have worked as a Sustainability Consultant for a leading Building Services Consultancy. I provided guidance on design, construction & operational sustainability requirements that helped buildings perform better for people and for the environment.
During my time in Abu Dhabi (2010-2016), I started to develop a personal interest in health and well being and adopting a more healthful lifestyle. This led to a shift in my focus from sustainability of buildings to the sustainability of humans. I developed an understanding of how our food choices not only affected our health but also that of the animals involved (either directly or indirectly) and the environment.
Over the past few years, I have been developing a toolkit of skills that will help people rid themselves of modern day ailments by getting to the root cause rather than masking symptoms with pharmaceutical drugs. These ailments include headaches, tiredness, autoimmune issues, frequent colds/flus, hayfever, joint pain, back pain, lack of energy, anxiety/depression, hormonal issues, fertility issues, just to name a few! There is no reason why we shouldn’t have a long happy life without the gradual deterioration of health blamed on the ageing process.
My nutritional therapy training came from the Nutritional Therapy Association Inc in the USA. The course was recommended by Nora Gedgaudas (author of primal body primal mind which is well worth a read!). It was the course most aligned with Ancestral Health and the findings of Weston A Price. I believe that looking back to how we ate and moved before our mortality rates started to decline (circa the time of the agricultural settlements 10,000 years ago) gives us an insight into how we can live long happy lives disease free.
I stumbled onto Mark’s Daily Apple in 2012 and it became one of my favourite online resources. The primal blueprint developed by Mark Sisson is a whole life approach to well being and it is well researched and has many many success stories (check out the website every Friday for a new story!). I completed the Primal Blueprint Certification in 2014 and use it to help me be a better Nutritional Therapy Consultant and Movement Coach. The alignment of my methods with the Primal Blueprint and the Weston A Price ancestral health findings gave me the idea of the name Primal Peaks Health & Wellbeing.
I believe we are all entitiled to good health and happiness without the need for pharmaceuticals, hours in the gym and calorie counting everythiing that we eat. That is not living! I believe in a holistic approach to well being and in that regard do not believe there is a one size fits all solution, we are all unique. There are many causes of poor health including what we eat & drink, how we move, stress (and our own ability to manage with it), social connectivity, our environment (both indoors and out) and sleep… I want to help you find your own path to health, happiness and well being.
I am also a member of the Weston A Price Foundation and support my local Chapter (Derbyshire).