“I think the concept of Neurodiversity has been world-changing, by giving us a new perspective on humanity, but it needs to mature to the point where we see that human nature is complex, and nature is beautiful but not benign.”
“Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.”
Mike Adams, author, investigative journalist, educator
Neurodiversity is simply the expected and normal variations in our individual brain functions and behavioural traits, for example- how sociable we are, how we best learn, our moods, anxiety levels, along with concentration, focus, attention and other cognitive functions.
We are well-versed on the impact of nutrition on our physical wellness, yet the effect of what we eat on a day-to-day basis on our brain functions is often greatly underestimated. Whilst we don’t think twice about taking a vitamin C supplement to support our bodies through a cold or the flu, do we ever do the same for our mood or cognitive functions?
Your brain works 24 hours a day and requires a constant supply of readily available fuel to keep it running smoothly, and what we eat can make a big difference. Some foods can help us feel happier and calmer, whilst other foods can increase anxiety and stress levels and we all know that when stressed or anxious our eating habits can change – and not for the better!
The relationship between our brain and nutrition is a complex one and as no two people are the same, a tailored approach is required. I work a lot with neurodivergent clients and yet far too often I find clients are given nutritional recommendations based solely upon a diagnostic label, as opposed to the unique individual they are. My approach will be collaborative and tailored to you, with less of a focus on fussy diets and strict meal planning, or calorie counting and what the scales say. Instead, together we will break it down to what nutrition means for you personally, with more emphasis on replenishing the nutrients your body and brain require to function properly when life demands a lot from it, and to help you to find a happier and calmer place.
“There are enough people in the world who are going to write you off. You don’t need to do that to yourself.”
– Susan Boyle