My blog is coming up for its tenth anniversary this year. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking all my faithful readers for staying with me all these years. Without you, this blog would not have survived.
I have taken some time out recently to decide in which direction or directions I would like to take my blog going forward. I know we all still love fashion and long may that continue. In my opinion looking elegant and stylish has no age limit. Each season I will do the research and experiment with new trends in order to make sure that we are at least “in the know”.
It seems like yesterday that I published my first post. How time flies. As I mentioned in a previous post I am beginning to feel the need for a change and would like to introduce other subjects to my blog. Topics that we can begin to discuss in this space that will help to enrich our lives.
The first subject that I feel is important at any age but is particularly so as we get older and that is maintaining a nutritious and healthy diet.
You may remember that I wrote about my stay in a French hospital back in 2016. I was admitted as an emergency case and was diagnosed with Pericarditis. The cure involved very heavy doses of aspirin as well as anti-viral medication. These medications had a very detrimental effect on my stomach and last April I developed gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining). I tried conventional medication which not only did not seem to work but appeared to make my symptoms worse.
I finally contacted my niece Emma Marshall who is a Registered Nutritional Therapist and Functional Medicine Practitioner. She created a personalised nutritional plan for me plus recommended special supplements. I have been following her advice for the last nine months and am happy to report that not only do I no longer have any symptoms but I have much more energy and my mood is greatly improved. Nothing short of a miracle.
I feel very strongly that good nutrition and a well-planned diet is essential if we want to stay healthy well into old age. Emma has kindly agreed to share her wisdom on how to eat well and continue to live an active life.
Let me introduce you to Emma
Emma initially became interested in food in her 20’s. She trained and worked as a chef at Café Boheme, Soho, London before moving to Buckinghamshire where she ran a successful catering business for 15 years. She regularly teaches and demonstrates at her home where she shares her love of healthy cooking
She now combines her love for food with a growing interest in its healing properties and retrained for 3 years as a registered nutritional therapist at The College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. She then became interested in the biochemistry of nutrition and subsequently trained with the Institute of Functional Medicine and became a Functional Medicine Practitioner in 2018.
Her approach is to educate and empower her clients to take charge of their health. She believes that Nutritional therapy works especially when its applied with understanding, a commitment to change and a belief that optimum health is ours for the taking.
Emma continues to expand her knowledge and is currently training with the renowned cancer specialist Dr Xandria Williams on her Advanced Cancer care course.
If you have any particular area of nutrition and health you are interested in we will see if we can cover these over the coming months. Email me at chicatanyage(at)icloud.com.
You can contact Emma at Emma Marshall Nutrition. She works globally via Skype. She offers a free 15-minute consultation (the UK by phone, globally via Skype) details here. You can also follow her on Instagram where she shares some of her delicious recipes.
Pop back on Friday when I will be sharing one of Emma’s delicious soup recipes designed to help boost our immune systems.