Lynda McFarland – Nutritionist & Chef
Welcome to Recipe for Energy.
I 100% agree with the old adage “you are what you eat” but the problem nowadays is that most people don’t know what to eat! There are so many conflicting messages in the media and amongst nutritionists and health professionals and, to top this off, a lot of food is processed to such an extent that the enzymes are destroyed and the body can’t do anything with it, let alone digest and absorb its nutrients. Rather than depress the people I work with by advising on a long list of foods to EXclude, I prefer to keep it positive and concentrate on what foods to INclude…and there are lots!
I am a big fan of traditional farming and preservation methods, and traditional processes to make food more digestible. I recommend organic veg, dairy, eggs and meat, sourdough breads, raw local honey, using the whole animal such as offal and bones for broth and fermented foods such as sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, yoghurt and kombucha. I think tropical fruits are a great source of enzymes and are highly digestible.
The areas I like to work on are prevention of disease, digestion, immunity, weight control and energy levels and I find, once given the right foods and nutrients, the body is amazing at naturally healing itself and bouncing back.