Hilda inherited her interest in health and nutrition from her maternal grandfather who, according to Hilda's mother, had a ‘mind of his own’ when it came to this subject. He was very particular about his eating and lifestyle habits, even if it meant being a little off the mainstream – such as swimming in the sea first thing before going to work for the day!
Hilda firmly believes that he had an intuitive knowledge of how to keep himself healthy and well in order to provide for his family in the wake of some very harrowing events in his life. Today’s culture generally steers us into making inappropriate nutritional choices.
For the most part, being healthy means knowing what foods to avoid and not being tricked by clever advertising! Thankfully, at the other end of things, there is also a more openness to natural ways of living and eating. A rule of thumb Hilda likes to eat foods that are ‘as close to alive as possible’. Our natural bodies recognise, utilise and thrive on naturaI food.
It may require a little more effort to find, prepare and/ or cook this food, but it becomes second nature after a short time of adjustment. Once the health benefits click in, then there is no going back! Nutritional therapy takes on board the benefits of natural, unprocessed food but also acknowledges the fact that ‘not one diet fits all’.