Unless you’ve had your head in the sand over the last few years, it’s been hard not to miss the massive explosion and shift towards healthy eating and healthy living that has been dominating mainstream media and every social platform. Everywhere I look there is a post about clean eating, some new fitness craze, the horrible impact chemicals and processed foods have on your body and on our children.
Although it’s been easy enough to convince myself that ‘this one greasy burger won’t hurt’, smother a bit more mayonnaise on my fries or guzzle down that bubbly soda that tastes oh so refreshing, as age creeps up on me and as more and more of my friends seem hell bent on preaching to me about how amazing they feel since adopting a healthier and more natural approach to eating, I gave in!
I swallowed what I promised would be my last slice of home-delivery pizza and decided I should take a look at these ‘superfoods’ everyone keeps talking about – the buzz word of the last few years… it’s been hard not to see it, hear it…..so it seems there is quite a bit of merit and frankly, they are kind of super. After a fair bit of research, I decided to take the leap and start slowly adding some of nature’s wonders into my diet and with great strength (trust me, it took a lot to begin with) to start eating better, avoiding processed rubbish and actually seeking out food as they say comes from ‘farm to table’.
Coincidentally as I was making my way through the maze of a healthy living approach, asking advice and seeing what is out there, an old friend of mine Alison, came to the rescue. Having recently made the shift herself, her encouraging words and advice have become invaluable. On her search for health whilst making the same trek through boundless information, it became somewhat of a passion for her and in turn she opened up her very own business to help others make it easier to transition. Alison, based in Koh Samui, Thailand has recently opened up Nature Home Asia – an online portal of all things ‘superfood’ with delivery to your door Asia wide. Like myself, as she delved deeper in to the once-scary world of ‘healthy living’ she realized offering the products, advice, recipes and an online community via her social media outlets – would make it so much easier for people like myself to transition away from the dark side and into the light ha ha!
So as I prepare my Coconut & Mango Chia Seed Pudding ready for the morning (and yes, I have to say much to my dismay it is delicious and beats a Sausage and Egg McMuffin!), I’d like to thank Alison for helping me on my journey. I am slowly but surely feeling better, healthier, sleeping soundly and have an increased sense of energy which I hope will only continue. Thanks to Alison and Nature Home Asia, I can now mix some spirulina in my breakfast, whack some maca powder in my lunchtime smoothie and know it is doing me good. I still sneak the odd burger into my new clean eating regime – I’ve always been one to say balance is key! But I encourage you to check it out for yourself, it’s not as hard as you think to make the shift slowly and the benefits are pretty darn good!