This site is administered by Richard Dykes, a qualified Nutritionist, trained at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, London, Masters degree in Psychology, and a qualified teacher. He also has a BA in Arts and is a practicing artist. All images, unless stated otherwise have been produced by Richard Dykes. While the information contained within this site is applicable to all diets, there is an emphasis given towards a Plant Based Diet.
Hippocrates defined health as, 'an expression of the harmonious balance between various components of man's nature, the environment, and ways of life.' Working from this paradigm, nutritional advice would take into account; the individual needs of the person, including; lifestyle, environment, age, gender, and present state of health. Therefore any therapeutic intervention would take in account all these factors. .
The above diagram encapsulates this approach in which a good diet is supported by other practices. In our busy often time constricted lives, food is often consigned to what is quick and convenient. This can often result in consuming foods that are often more detrimental than beneficial to one's health. Being mindful of what one eats is usually the first step in choosing a more healthy alternative. This can be extended into the preparation, cooking, and finally the eating of the meal. Seeing nutrition as a vital part of overall health, which is supported by other practices such as mindfulness and exercise, will enable one's diet to help maintain overall health and vitality.