Taking responsibility for your health

Katherine Tudsbury is an experienced Cape Town-based Nutritional Therapist focusing on the prevention and cure of chronic, metabolic and degenerative diseases. Believing we can take full responsibility for our own wellbeing, she says: "Education is the key which will open the doors to healing by encouraging patients to accept responsibility for their health and embark on a healthy lifestyle."

Nutritional therapy is a system of healing based on the belief that food can cure ailments and maintain a state of health.  It is characterized by its drug-free approach, respect for the body’s self healing ability, use of supplements to maximize an individual’s health and recognition that nutrition affects all the bodily systems, including mental health.

We asked Katherine for her thoughts on Baobab superfruit powder: 

"Baobab powder is a nutrient-dense superfood that I recommend for bio-available access to vitamin C and synergistic minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium.

We know that the health of gastrointestinal tract is strongly linked to various chronic illnesses, including depression and autoimmune conditions. The dietary fibre in baobab powder is a prebiotic food which supports the growth of trillions of healthy bacteria in the gut. These bacteria have a role in synthesizing vitamin K, producing certain hormones and promoting digestion, absorption and elimination.

Baobab powder is unprocessed, raw and 100% natural which makes it a great addition to the diet. I suggest that clients use baobab powder in smoothies for an easy and great tasting breakfast." 

Many conditions may benefit from nutritional therapy, such as chronic fatigue, energy loss, insomnia and depression, digestive disorders, skin complaints, asthma, and headaches.  Katherine obtained her Diploma in Nutritional Medicine from The University of West London. To contact Katherine for a consultation, go here.

 

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2 Responses

  1. Leentjie says:

    I have a “gut” feel about this product… I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 13 years ago… I’ve never accepted the diagnosis and therefore, Doctors say, I am battling with it. They have this “if you accept it, you will manage the pain better…” attitude. I can’t. I know myself. I have been active and healthy my whole life, until…3 years before I was diagnosed with FM/CFS I got the flu. My Dr prescribed antibiotics and I had a severe reaction to it, vomiting violently and having Gastro-like symptoms. It took them 15 months, many visits to Drs and Specialists to determine that I’m keeping nothing in (as usual with Gastro, you eat things like melba toast, etc..) as a result of being a Celiac. What? I’ve been poisoning myself as per Drs instructions for all this time, often only to be told “it’s all in your mind”. By this time I weighed 28kg and had a young son and a full-time job. I didn’t sleep and was on auto-pilot half the time. I’ve never thrown up since the day I was diagnosed and started a total Gluten-free diet…

    Why am I telling you this..?

    If I can get just ONE doctor to believe me when I say I believe there’s a connection between my gut being that unwell (and the villae (not sure of spelling) damaged)… I am pretty sure my story will be so valuable to Nutritionists and Researchers for a cure for Fibromyalgia.

    So, in conclusion.. I guess what I’m trying to say is I have always believed the answer is out there…so I try everything… I am only 51, and had to stop work as a result of this illness 6 years ago…

    I will be looking for a supplier of this powder nearby on Monday… Just because you never know…

    • Nina Geraghty says:

      Hi Leentjie, we’re sorry to hear of your health troubles as a Celiac. Baobab powder is completely gluten-free, and rich in vital minerals as well. Do let us know how it works for you.

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