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Jackie Bushell, Founder Director, Diet Plateau.com

I have always had an interest in the connection between diet, nutrition and health. As someone who has struggled with weight control, underactive thyroid, low adrenal reserve and other health issues for many years, I have long had a vested interest in becoming knowledgeable on the subject. Over the years, I have built up a vast library of information, and there always seems to be a pile of new books, papers and articles calling for my attention.

One important thing that I have come to realize is that there are two types of information as far as the connection between nutrition, diet and health is concerned. The first is information that ignores the latest scientific understanding of diet and nutrition. This type of information is sadly often found in newspapers, magazines, diet books and even official healthy eating advice. These myths continue to be repeated because they are the widely accepted truth, even when new scientific evidence shows them to be based on flimsy science at best.

The second type of information is found in books and papers in medical journals written by doctors, nutritionists, biochemists, researchers and other professionals who have taken a special interest in learning the truth about how the body handles food and its present-day environment. Often sidelined or even ridiculed by the mainstream medical profession on account of their new ideas, they have documented their research discoveries and their successes in treating their patients in new ways in the hope that one day soon we would understand and embrace their way of thinking. It is this second type of information that I have sought out in my research.

Areas such as difficulty in losing weight, food sensitivities, IBS, underactive thyroid, low adrenal reserve, intestinal yeast overgrowth and gut health have been particularly poorly served by the medical profession up until now. These problems can produce a diverse range of symptoms, which are specific to the individual and can even be different at different times in the same person. This is difficult for the conventional medical world to accept, focused as it is on classic symptoms and their suppression with drugs, rather than looking for nutritional and environmental reasons and treating the root causes.

Happily, the conventional medical world is beginning to recognize nutritional and environmental problems as genuine causes of illness, and to understand more about diet-related problems such as why some people find it more difficult than others to lose weight. I can help by drawing together the latest information in a way that is easy to follow for those who need it and by providing recipes and cookbooks for those who are prescribed a 'stone age' style diet or decide to try a low carb diet.

I welcome you to explore the information on this site, and the websites it links to, on your journey to good health.


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