Firstly, a very warm welcome to my website. I am Zoe, The Founder of TheBody360 Health Academy. There may be many reasons why you have sought help in relation to your health and wellbeing. Maybe, you are just curious about all the conflicting 'health advice' out there and want optimal ways to avoid chronic disease; or maybe you have been to your doctor who has said 'you're fine', but you feel exhausted, overweight, depressed and stuck in a rut; maybe you are struggling with enough energy to work and deal with family life?; maybe you have a health condition, but want to augment traditional treatment with a holistic health plan.; maybe you just want to increase energy, lose weight and optimise your metabolism; maybe you are struggling with fertility? Whatever your reasons, and whatever your health concerns, we work out a plan that fits your budget, lifestyle and sense of enjoyment! I hope my OWN health journey (below) and challenges will inspire you that change can happen with knowledge, motivation and better daily health habits, at any time of life.
At the Academy, we take a holistic Body360 review of your dietary practise, nutritional deficiency, cardiac-metabolic function and overall stress and wellbeing. We also use strategic DNA testing, additional lab work and CGM to assist where appropriate in getting to root cause. Let us help you in your journey to a more wholesome, optimistic, healthy future. Zoe
I hope this will be the start point for your renewed health journey and a relationship with me that will provide you with the information and resources that will truly make a difference to your health, vitality and wellbeing. Know that whatever your starting point is, simple changes in the right direction can reap huge health rewards.
I am a registered Member of the Health Sciences Academy, a nutritional organisation affiliated to Harvard University and St Thomas Hospital in London, and I am a Member of The American Institute of Nutritional and Metabolic Medicine, qualifying in Endocrinology, Weight Management, gut restoration and detoxication, cancer & longevity, stress management and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. (please see link to Certifications on my main page).
They say 'necessity is the mother of invention'; in my case it was necessity due to health challenges. I had been a healthy child, and everything was all well until I hit puberty, whereupon I was beset by a myriad of minor but annoying health problems, hormonal, high anxiety, weight gain, and fatigue. At the time, medical doctors admitted that if I "googled" my condition (PCOS), I probably knew more than they did! I wanted to know "what exactly in my body was broken?". I didn't want to just manage symptoms, I wanted to understand WHY? I wanted a CURE! And so my journey to learn and understand how the body can so easily start to break down began and in the intervening years since my twenties, came more medical insight into the role of hormones, and how these can break-down. It is this knowledge and insight as well as other health conditions that I want to impart through my health programmes to you.
I understand now, how so many factors, genetic predisposition, the changed environmental/toxins, the nature of certain illnesses, dietary deficiences, dietary intolerance and the role of immune dysfunction & inflammation can combine and in so many people make them vulnerable to a myriad of major and more minor health problems. I also learnt to truly understand that there is not a 'one size fits all approach' to any health problem, because we are all unique in our genetic, physical and emotional make up. So there is not one singular healing modality that I recommend. What I am seeking is to find a long term strategy that works for the YOU. I say "long term" because whether it is weight loss, or health concerns, there is usually not an instant "quick fix" and the plan you adopt has to be workable and sustainable for YOU, for LIFE!!!
With regard to weight management, I have studied the cause of so many people's weight gain (and it is not sloth or gluttony), how weight gain resulting in certain body shapes can indicate disruption in organs and glands; and how due to one "key" factor there is no one diet suits all!! Also that weight stability is more complex that the old equation of calories equals calories out, which may be relevant to a 20 year old with perfect hormone health, but will not be as relevant to a 40 year old peri-menopausal woman, for example! Also the emerging importance of the role of the gut microbiome in maintaining not only optimal weight, but preventing the major diseases of the western world. I have studied optimal nutrition and lifestyle hacks for anti ageing (and I am not talking just wrinkles here!), I am talking western man's propensity for sarcopenia (muscle loss) that renders many immobile over the age of 75!
My advice is always practical and not radical. I acknowledge it is sometimes hard to even make small changes to our habits and ways of life. But I do know that knowledge is power, and without health and vitality we are never going to live to our full potential. I hope my methods are flexible, encouraging to all and uniquely prescriptive and will leave you motivated to make the changes you feel will benefit you most as an individual!
New evidence emerges every day especially the role of DNA/genetics in certain health condition; this is proving useful information, but we all know with good diet and lifestyle we can go beyond our genetic material (epigenetic), so that we don't 'express' any abherent genes (which we all have!)
My late father, wanted me to become a medical doctor, but with God's grace, I will continue to practice a science as equally fulfilling. I am a believer in being grateful for your joys and your hardships, because they have led me to find my true passion in life!! Zoe