A bit about me
So, you might be wondering, what kind of person enjoys learning about things like Candida Albicans so much that they would spend their spare time researching and writing about symptoms, cures, and food that helps to heal?
I think part of my strong interest in health can definitely be attributed to my family. I had a mother who was crippled in a car accident about ten years before she died, and she had a lot of chronic health issues – from recurrent thrush, to depression.
She saw a lot of doctors, but basically she suffered from chronic non life threatening conditions. They adversely affected her quality of life, but I learnt that it is important not to give up on medical issues – to keep looking for a solution.
I also learnt that it is important to take control of your own health. You are the person that your health means the most to, so you should take an active role in educating yourself about your body.
Unlike my sister I did not translate this interest in health care into formal medical training. My sister and brother in law are both doctors, as are one uncle and a grandfather.
Instead, I have pursued a career in hospitality for a few years, then in graphic design and finally moved into IT.
I might have let my interest in health dissipate with the death of my mother, if I had not been a chronic hay fever sufferer, with a tendency to get sinus infections. I tried all kind of medications which had different levels of success, and then one late spring morning I tried a naturopath for the first time – she gave me a homeopathic remedy that cured my sinusitis in five minutes. She also gave me a herbal tonic to take a away that cured my hay fever for the rest of the season.
Well, since then I have turned to “alternative medicine” and use of diet as well as my regular doctor (who I like very much) for help with any medical issues that arise.
I have found that figs are great for haemorrhoids, that turmeric in yoghurt works wonders for anaemia (both ayurvedic remedies) and that one of the most important things we can do for our health is try and stay away from too much overly processed food.
At the same time I believe in leading a balanced life where fun and tasty good food play an important part. I would hate to develop “orthorexia nervosa” a phrase one alternative practitioner has coined to describe those who are unhealthily obsessed with eating healthily. Food is not the most important thing in our lives, but a good diet can greatly improve our quality of life.
I hope that you enjoy using my book to create yourself a good diet, which helps you enjoy greater happiness and candida free health.