We had the pleasure of meeting Eve through Symprove (the brilliant probiotic featured in The Paleo Box), and we just had to interview her. Eve’s a Nutritional Therapist, who’s helping people discover how food can make you feel brighter, lighter and full of vitality. Can we get an amen?
As a self-confessed gut enthusiast, Eve believes that maintaining good gut health is at the core of our health and wellbeing (and she’s even a published author with her first book, Be Good To Your Gut). So let’s find out more about this lovely lady…
A: In a nutshell it’s based on a naturopathic philosophy of supporting the individual and not focusing on the symptoms or disease. Fundamentally this means using foods and lifestyle factors to bring the body back into homeostasis or “balance”.
A: Where to start with this?! The fact that it has a crucial role in pretty much EVERY system of the body. As Hippocrates famously stated “all disease begins in the gut” and when you start to understand the function of the gut, you can see how this may well be the case.
A: No. I believe that what works for one person won’t necessarily work for another. Sure of course I have my opinions and beliefs around nutrition more generally, and those may well be applied, but my approach is entirely bespoke to each and every one of my clients.
A: Understanding and appreciating the need for relaxation and stress management. Mindfulness has become a bit of a buzz word, but I believe it is entirely necessary.
A: No coffee after 2pm to support better sleep.
A: I have a morning ritual of watering my plants, having a warm water with lemon juice, turmeric and black pepper, and then either getting ready for some yoga or going to the gym. I wait until at least an hour after rising to eat breakfast and only after that start to check emails and start work for the day.
A: Fundamental. As we learn more about circadian rhythms we understand how important good quality sleep is, and the effect it has on so many processes in the body. Point is that many people don’t sleep well, and that’s got a lot to do with our incessant addiction to devices.
A: Yes and no. I think it really depends on the individual and their needs as well as lifestyle. Generally, I think fasting for 12-13 hours from dinner to breakfast for most people is a good thing.
A: It goes through phases and depends on my mood but organic (has to be!) roast chicken has got to be one of my comfort foods. If I need something quick then buttery stir fried courgettes, halloumi and a simple tahini dressing is a bit of a winner.
A: Organic butter.
A: I don’t think we should be attached to anything including foods, but I would be disappointed to never have butter again, or indeed a cup of good coffee or a glass of natural red wine.
A: Well my favourite places to eat are Terroirs, Spring, Eat Native, Noble Rot and Duck Soup.
A: Chris Kresser is someone that I very much admire and respect.
A: I like The Joe Rogan podcast. Also Adam Buxton show. Book wise I’m reading Selfie by Will Storr at the moment, which is incredibly eye opening.
A: Hmm most recently a waffle maker. Legit the best and possibly the worst thing I bought…as in you can over waffle (if that’s a thing!).
A: Writing my monthly REAL NUTRITION page for Psychologies Magazine.
A: I think it’s important to give back to yourself on a daily basis. For me that could be making an effort to cook a best-loved meal, eating at one of my fave restaurants, going to my treasured coffee house and enjoying a cup whilst taking the world in around me without distraction, or it could be saving up for that coveted fashion piece – I used to work in fashion so will always have a penchant for something with sequins!
A: Home, wherever that might be in the world…
A: Probably being kinder to themselves.
A: Live every moment.
A: Working towards a potential second book.
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