Bella’s Nutrition is a blog created which I hope will inspire you to live a healthier and happier life and to bring you my findings along the way of my Nutritional Therapist Course. Here you will find my delicious and nutritious recipes, as well as wellness and nutrition advice.
My name is Bella and I’m living my life from Dorset, UK.
I am currently studying to be a Nutritional Therapist. I have always had a huge interest in food since I was a small child, however it wasn’t until recently that I started realising how much of an impact food really has and that you could even cure illnesses just through diet.
I left school when I was 18 and moved to London where I trained to be a PA. Once I graduated and got a job, I was waking up every morning to a job I hated. I became self-destructive, with bad food choices, unhealthy lifestyle habits and high levels of stress. I had to carry on this work in London, as I had no other choice, but soon became unable to continue, as I was miserable every single day and it was starting to have a bad effect on my wellbeing. I quit my job and decided to move back home with my parents to Dorset. I was suffering with depression, anxiety and battling a drug and alcohol addiction, which landed me in a rehabilitation centre in South Africa in 2016.
Whilst I was in recovery, it frustrated me that the food we were fed was not at all nutritious. I couldn’t stop thinking that the bad food was benefiting no-one. How could we fully recover without the correct nutrients to keep us balanced. I’m a strong believer that the body should be seen as a whole, not compartmentalised (ie. the brain or the gut- they work together!). The more I looked into it the more I found out how much of an effect food has on the whole body. As I researched this topic, I only became more and more interested in it.
I have had a number of health issues over the years that plagued me- leaky gut, IBS, anaemia, unbalanced hormones, acne, depression, anxiety, addiction, unexplained weight loss, reactive hypoglycaemia, insomnia, anorexia and acid reflux. When I went to the GP for these ailments, I was only ever given medication to treat the symptoms, never to find out what was causing them.
With so many rumours circulating, claiming to have the key to eating yourself healthy, it can be hard to discern fact from fiction. I’ve spent years searching for answers only to be let down by a healthcare system un-equipped to deal with nutritional needs. I hope to share my journey of discovery with you as I look at the root causes, symptoms and solutions to these dietary dilemmas.
I’m so grateful to be able to share this and that I am able to do my work within a community that shares my passion and beliefs. I hope that one day I am able to help people who were in my situation.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” - Hippocrates
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