By Dr Lucy Lagana , Homeopathic Doctor, Holistic Nutritionist and Visiting Master at AyurMa
In todays fast-paced world, health is often compromised by stress, hectic schedules and poor dietary choices. Many people struggle with underlying or ongoing health complaints that persist despite their best efforts. Its time to explore a revolutionary approach to health and wellness: personalised food testing and treatment. Let’s delve into why personalised nutrition is essential for wellbeing and how it can contribute to the improvement of underlying health issues.
Unlocking an Individual’s Unique Nutritional Blueprint
No two individuals are the same and neither are their nutritional needs. Personalised food testing involves analysing a person’s unique genetic makeup, current health status and lifestyle to create a customised nutritional plan. This approach considers factors like allergies, sensitivities and nutrient deficiencies that may be contributing to health complaints.
Targeting the Root Causes
Personalised nutrition goes beyond symptom management; it focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of any health issue. For example, if someone is suffering from chronic inflammation, a personalised plan can pinpoint specific foods that trigger this response in the body, allowing the foods to be temporarily eliminated from the diet while the body is retrained to tolerate the foods again without reaction.
Optimising Digestion and Absorption
Many health problems stem from poor digestion and nutrient absorption. A personalised plan recommends foods that are easy for the body to digest and absorb, ensuring that maximum benefit is derived from the diet. This can be particularly helpful for individuals with gastrointestinal disorders or food sensitivities.
Managing Weight and Metabolism
Weight management is a common concern and generic diets rarely provide lasting results. Personalised nutrition considers a person’s metabolic rate, hormonal balance and even their genetic predisposition to certain body types. This enables the creation of a sustainable plan that supports healthy weight management. Even when working with a personal health coach, it’s important for them to know what agrees and is accepted by their client’s body.
Enhancing Energy and Vitality
Feeling constantly fatigued or lacking vitality can be indicative of nutrient deficiencies or imbalances. Personalised nutrition helps identify these issues and recommends specific foods and supplements to boost energy levels and overall vitality. This in turn makes an individual feel better, look better and become more productive.
Preventing Chronic Diseases
By tailoring a diet to an individual’s unique genetic profile, personalised nutrition can also play a crucial role in preventing chronic diseases. It can help reduce risk factors by promoting a balanced, nutrient-rich diet that supports the bodys natural defence mechanisms.
Long-Term Health and Wellness
One of the most significant benefits of personalised food testing and treatment is its focus on long-term health and wellness. Instead of quick fixes, it promotes sustainable lifestyle changes that can lead to a happier, healthier person.
In a world where one-size-fits-all solutions often fall short, personalised food testing and treatment emerges as a beacon of hope for those struggling with ongoing health complaints. It provides a holistic approach that considers an individual’s needs, allowing them to achieve optimal health and well-being. By unlocking their unique nutritional blueprint, targeting the root causes of their health issues and promoting long-term wellness, personalised nutrition paves the way for a brighter, healthier future.
Self-Care Tips to Start Today
Drink 1–2 litres of water per day;
Eat meals with the right balance of carbohydrates, fat, protein and fibre;
Manage stress, for example through meditation, walking in nature or sun exposure;
Manage time to allow for daily and weekly self-care;
Practise breathwork techniques, such as breathing in for a count of four, holding for a count of seven and breathing out for a count of eight; and
Get eight hours of sleep each night.
Visiting Master Dr Lucy Lagana will be in residence at AyurMa at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru from February 15 to March 16, 2024. To view her bio or explore her services offered at AyurMa, click here.