The importance of a plant-based diet – Edward Joy & Dr Louise Newson
dward Joy has over 20 years’ experience as a complimentary healthcare practitioner, as an ethnobotanist Edward spends much of his time studying the components of plants in an aim to understand their nutritional benefits but he also adopts naturopathy into his practice.
Edward contributes regularly to articles for Only Natural and Holistic Therapist magazines. His informal lectures and herb walks are attended by health professionals in the UK and throughout Europe from Ireland to Italy.
For the past 12 years Edward has worked closely with the Naturopathic Supplements Company, Bionutri, where his work includes procurement and product development. Working with an ingredient is one thing, ensuring the ingredient has benefit is Edward’s particular point of interest.
In an informal conversation with Dr Louise Newson, Edward Joy discusses the way herbs influence our health, particularly when integrated into the diet.
Edward Joy’s Three Take Home Tips:
- When it comes to the menopause, don’t deny it. Don’t look for foods and herbs that can ‘turn back the clock’, look for ways to support and facilitate this time in your life.
- Think about supplements but do your research and look for the best quality.
- Be true to yourself! Be honest about your diet and nutrition and the areas you might be able to improve.