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Understanding how food affects physiology is one of the most important things we can learn about ourselves, in terms of managing our physiological load.  It is also one of the easiest ways to manipulate the stress response.  After all, food is fuel.


A “this-for-that”, approach is like living in a leaky boat and patching up one hole at a time - with bandaids.  As we know, even the waterproof ones don't last that long..  It leaves us constantly looking for the next thing to use as a stop gap.  Chasing symptoms and constantly finding different ways to not eat food is exhausting and has little reward.  We want to function in a fuelled and relaxed state, where we can make great decisions for ourselves and not be living on adrenaline and stress hormones.


Diets mostly don’t work because they require so much compliance that you will end up being defiant, or not have any friends left because you are no fun anymore.  But more importantly, they do not work long term and you often end up becoming more reliant on restriction than ever before, to achieve what you want.


The goal is to build a solid foundation that you can have for the rest of your life and to know how to adapt for when things change.

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Food Coaching Goals and Values

Your body is a beautiful system of systems.  It needs a lot of energy to keep them all going. 


We are omnivorous beings.  We are meant to eat a wide variety of food. 

We are meant to enjoy life.  When our system functions well, we can handle life “off the plan”.

I believe that health should be financially achievable for all, so I do not prescribe any expensive testing or supplementation protocols.  I also believe that those things keep health outside of you. We are all different in what energises us and what resources we need to become adaptive to our different environments. 


No two people are the same and so no two people will have the same food plan.

I am not you and I can never really know you.  Only you can do that.  So my job is to coach you to understand your physiology and what you need for fuel to adapt to what is happening in your world. 


By building an awareness through the work together of what is going on for you, I can help you see what works for you and what doesn’t.

I want you to be self sufficient and self empowered.  My goal is to become obsolete to you.

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Things I know from years of experience, that don't work:
  • Calorie Restriction

  • Fasting

  • Detoxing

  • Cutting out major food groups

  • Never eating junk food

  • Relying on supplements


My food philosophy:

  • Organic, sustainable, in season, good for me is good for the environment.

  • No packaged, processed, chemicals added or PUFAs

  • Proteins, fats, carbohydrates at every meal

  • One man’s food is another man’s poison

  • Minimal equipment, minimal time

  • The environment we prepare food in needs to be set up for success

  • Prior Preparation Predicts Performance

  • Food is not only sustenance, but connection, fulfilment and joy.

  • Food is emotional, so we must connect to the “why”

Leila has used Food to help people with
  • Energy and Performance

  • Adrenal Issues

  • Thyroid Issues

  • Hormonal Issues

  • Fertility (male and female)

  • Gut issues - SIBO, Candida, IBS,

  • Sleep issues

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Detoxification - Parasites, Mould

  • Fatty Liver Disease

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Inflammation

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