OH! Magazine - Australian Version April 2016 - Page 10

MICHELLE BRIDGES BE YOUR OWN HEALTH PRACTITIONER Michelle Bridges explains how and why you should be your own health advocate. ears ago I read a book called The something-or-other of Nutritional Medicine. I’m not sure where it ended up, probably living out its well-thumbed later years in a quiet library on Sydney’s North Shore, wistfully dreaming of the glory days in years gone by when it was the handbook of a brilliant post-grad medical student! Y I loved that book. I found the relationship between food and health really interesting, even though looking after ourselves by eating foods that support or heal us is nothing new. The truth is, we’ve been using food as medicine forever. These day