Introducing Guest Contributor Lynda Wharton

Let’s Start At The Very Beginning

In the age of information overload, we are bombarded daily with information, instruction, and loud directives about our health. We are urged to take more responsibility for our health, and if you are one of the majority of women who is ready to step up and do so, you may have already discovered a problem. There you are, eager to take charge of your wellbeing; ready to step up to the health plate….. you go on line and tap your query into the search box.  Within minutes your head feels like a scrambled egg. Paleo or Keto? Mediterranean or Vegan? Yoga or Cross fit? Meditation or running? You get the picture – too much information (especially when it contradicts itself) can be as frustrating as too little. 

For the past thirty years my life has been dedicated to helping women find their way through this maze, in a way which is balanced, sensible and science based. 30 years ago when I graduated from Naturopathic College and hung out my first shingle, I thought I had it all down pat. I had books of notes on nutrition, herbal medicine, stress management, massage and nutritional supplementation. I was out there and ready to heal the world!

Thirty years on, looking back across the decades I feel so grateful for the “continuing education” gifted to me by thousands of wonderful women clients. In the weeks and months to come, I will gladly share my insights and learning with you, hopefully unscrambling the eggs in your head; clarifying, simplifying and showing the way to a hundred and one tiny painless steps, which together add up to a healthier and happier you!

What do I know for sure after nearly 60,000 consultations with women of all ages, from all walks of life? I know we are walking miracles, at once both infinitely complex and surprisingly predictable. There is more that unites us than divides us, in spite of our apparent differences. We all love our families and children. We are all trying to find our way in a complex and often stressful world. Very many of us struggle with self worth, and the belief that we are important enough to place at the top of our list of priorities. We use ourselves up caring for our loved ones, and often settle for the crumbs of time and energy that lay scattered on the floor at the end of each exhausting day. We often make passionately determined decisions to exercise more, eat less, sleep more, stress less. Only to see our resolve dissolve somewhere between dropping the kids at day-care; presenting our report at the office; and cooking a three course meal for our friends. Life is busy. Life is complex. Life is frequently confusing. The great news is that there is another way. Starting next month, we’re going to start putting the puzzle back together in a new, sane, balanced and healthy way. I can’t wait to get started!

Lynda Wharton is a Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist and Naturopath with a busy Wholistic Women’s Health clinic in Auckland.  She is the author of three women’s health books.  Lynda also runs small intimate one day health retreats for women.

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