With a 16 year career in Nursing under her belt, 7 years working in Personal Development, a Degree in Scriptwriting for TV and Film, Diplomas in Journalism and Nutrition and having embraced motherhood single handed Lucy firmly believes life is for living.
As both an inspirational writer and motivational speaker transforming peoples lives by challenging them to take responsibility for their Personal Growth and Personal Accountability Lucy works with those seeking change in their lives but who perhaps are unsure how to go about it.
As no stranger to adversity nor life-threatening personal trauma she tells her harrowing story that led to where she is today and hands people the keys back to their lives encouraging and captivating her audiences with her personal experiences, self deprecating humour and wit and how she personally came upon the realisation that adversity can in fact be a wonderful teacher and resilience a great best friend.
Why Natural Health Revolution? To educate, inform and give choice to people drowning in mass consumerism. To empower you to get to know your food and your environment and simple measures you can take to protect your health.
Her mission is to empower people to live naturally healthier lives in a naturally healthier environment. Using breakthrough research and education by some of the world’s leading experts she left her career in nursing behind to focus on natural health prevention believing that we have a moral obligation to educate our children as to the dangers of our current toxic lifestyles and environment and share with them the solution.
Her purpose is to educate and encourage people to take action and for parents to protect their children from a legacy of disease and ill health. She inspires, promotes solutions and hopes to influence policy to create a cleaner, greener, healthier world whilst raising the profile of how environmental health and natural nutrition can impact health across all age groups from 0-90’s!
We live in the most scientifically and socially advanced era since the beginning of time and yet our health and quality of life are suffering. The Western world is facing a serious nutritional crisis. We are facing an unprecedented attack on our health and wellness. Our bodies are so out of their natural nutritional balance it can feel like it would take nothing short of a a miracle to get us back on track.
We are allowing ourselves to be undernourished, overfed, overmedicated, overworked and over scheduled. We have outsourced our health to governments, companies, institutions, whose best interest is not our health and wellness at all but in our wealth.
The result of outsourcing our nutrition is wreaking havoc with our health and wellness. 70% of the world’s population is on at least one prescription medicine.
2/3rds of the world’s population is overweight. We hear all the time that the body only needs 2,000 calories, yet why is it then that when we sit down to lunch, it seems almost too easy to polish off a huge cheeseburger, fries and soda, and still crave the milkshake advertised on the tray? If we only need the 2,000 calories, why are we always hungry and unsatisfied? And shouldn't our body tell us it doesn't need any more?
Lucy explains why this is so…it is because our bodies DO need more- not more of the empty, fat-creating calories, but more vital nutrients that keep our bodies healthy and functioning properly. The problem is, despite abundance of food in our society, we’re malnourished and not receiving (consuming) the critical health-giving nutrients naturally found in food. The culprit behind this is ironically the food industry!! It’s over-processing, over-refining and adulterating our food in an effort to make it last longer, ‘enhance’ its taste, lower production costs and ultimately boost their profits. When did it happen that we had to have foods ‘fortified’ with synthetic versions of the nutrients our bodies needs? What was wrong with food at natural source?
Sadly in their greedy quest the food industry have also destroyed our health- and we have let them.
But people are beginning to question just what has happened. Rise in diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cancer is calling people to question why this is happening - and the penny is slowly dropping that so much of it comes down to our diet and lifestyle.
A back to basics culture is emerging. People are beginning to cook again. Sadly even our ‘fresh’ ingredients tampered with due to genetic modification, pesticides etc no longer contain the nutritional qualities they once did.
A change needs to occur and it has begun. The results are both exciting and welcome offering so much hope to everyone lost in the state of survival, existence, exhaustion and more and more frequently depression.
Ironically although it is the ‘food’ industry that must take a large degree of the blame for the current situation. The remainder of the blame lays squarely at the feet of society and education. Each and every one of us should be taking personal responsibility for what we are consuming and we should be raising our children to do the same instead of relying on supermarkets and fast food chains to ‘feed us’.
‘Food’ contains only a fraction of the vitamins, minerals and key nutrients that it once did- all in the name of mass consumption, lower cost and convenience.
We are experiencing a new form of malnutrition. One where we are overfed and over supplemented with artificial food and artificial supplements which are leaving us malnourished in the nutrition our bodies really do need. Our bodies are failing due to this mass consumption and toxic response from years of artificial nutrition.
It’s time to start LIVING again and it really is not as hard as you think.
Aside from the toxins we are puting into our bodies through processed foods there is another area we can personally take responsibility to change. The average household contains about 62 toxic chemicals, say environmental experts. We’re exposed to them routinely — from the phthalates in synthetic fragrances to the noxious fumes in oven cleaners. Ingredients in common household products have been linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption and neurotoxicity.
Manufacturers argue that 'in small amounts' these toxic ingredients aren’t likely to be a problem. BUT when we’re exposed to them routinely, and in combinations that haven’t been studied, it’s impossible to accurately gauge the risks. While a few products cause immediate reactions from acute exposure (headaches from fumes, skin burns from accidental contact), different problems arise with repeated contact. Chronic exposure adds to the body’s “toxic burden” — the number of chemicals stored in its tissues at a given time.
This toxic body burden is particularly alarming regarding household chemicals. The concern is the unknown effects of daily, weekly, chronic exposure over a lifetime. Maybe if you’re exposed to a chemical a handful of times it wouldn’t cause harm, but some chemicals build up enough or cause enough harm in your body over time that it triggers some kind of disease outcome. The concept of body burden is that pollution is not just in our air and in our water — it’s also in us.
Did you know the Consumer Product Safety Commisson (CPSC) discovered 40% of candles contain lead wires inside the wicks, which releases five times the amount of lead that is considered hazardous for children. Did you know household air fresheners contain chemicals that can affect reproductive development and aggravate asthma.
No one can avoid exposure to toxic chemicals altogether, but it is possible to reduce it significantly through what you eat and which products you choose to introduce into your home. In this talk Lucy discusses some of the worst toxic offenders commonly found in the home and offer ways to swap them for healthier, safer options.
Vanessa Louise Moore