Petronella Ravenshear

What inspires me?

I am inspired by the body’s innate healing power, sometimes called the wisdom of the body. I am inspired by the profound changes in health that can occur with small changes in nutrition, and by the way in which the body and brain seizes its chance to return to health when properly nourished. And I’m always inspired by the people who commit to changing what they eat in order to change the way they feel.

This is my philosophy on food:

Eat food as close to nature as possible.

As a general rule – if you can pick it or dig it up and eat it, eat it .

Shop at farmers’ markets when you can – eat organic.

If you can hunt it or fish it, eat it.

Eat organic, grass - fed, humanely raised meat.

If it’s a food that lists unpronounceable ingredients on the label (which you wouldn’t use in your home kitchen ) leave it.

Eat food as close to nature as possible.

As a general rule – if you can pick it or dig it up and eat it, eat it .

Shop at farmers’ markets when you can – eat organic

If you can hunt it or fish it, eat it

Eat organic, grass - fed, humanely raised animals.

If it’s a food that lists unpronounceable ingredients on the label (which you wouldn’t use in your home kitchen ) leave it.

My background and qualifications

I am a graduate (2004) of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (theoretical and applied nutritional science) and (2013) the Natura Foundation (psychoneuroimmunology) and I studied at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). I'm a member of BANT (British Association for Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine) and IFM, and am registered with CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council). I'm an Associate Member of the RSM (Royal Society of Medicine) and regularly attend lectures and seminars to keep me up to  date with the newest research.

Past and present, some of the many practitioners, doctors and scientists who inspire me include: 

Patrick Holford- founder of London’s Institute for Optimum Nutrition and author of many books including ‘The Optimum Nutrition Bible

Dr Leo Pruimboom – biochemist, researcher and teacher of clinical psychoneuroimmunology (KPNI/cPNI) and founder of the Pruimboom Institute

Dr Barry Peatfield – endocrinologist and author of ‘Your Thyroid and how to Keep it Healthy’

James Wilson – adrenal expert and author of ‘Adrenal Fatigue – the 21st Century Stress Syndrome’

Roderick Lane – naturopath, teacher and endocrine specialist; author of ‘The Adam and Eve Diet’

Marion Kirkham – Naturopath, nutritionist and teacher

John Stirling – Naturopath and founder of the supplement company Biocare, which he sold in 2005

Dr Bernard Jensen, 1908 – 2001- Naturopath, chiropractor and author of 40 books – a pioneer of holistic health and healing

Dr Broda Barnes, 1906 –1988 – the endocrinologist who taught us so much about the thyroid and changed so many lives for the better; author of several books including ‘Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness’

What inspires me?

I am inspired by the body’s innate healing power, sometimes called the wisdom of the body. I am inspired by the profound changes in health that can occur with small changes in nutrition , and by the way in which the body and brain seizes its chance to return to health when properly nourished. And I’m always inspired by the people who commit to changing what they eat in order to change the way they feel.

This is my philosophy on food:

Eat food as close to nature as possible.

As a general rule – if you can pick it or dig it up and eat it, eat it .

Shop at farmers’ markets when you can – eat organic

If you can hunt it or fish it, eat it

Eat organic, grass - fed, humanely raised animals.

If it’s a food that lists unpronounceable ingredients on the label (which you wouldn’t use in your home kitchen) leave it.

My Background and qualifications

I am a graduate of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition 2004 (theoretical and applied nutritional science) and of the Natura Foundation 2013 (psychoneuroimmunology, now ) and studied at The Institute for Functional Medicine. I’m a member of BANT (British Association for Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine) and The Institute for Functional Medicine and am registered with CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council). I’m an Associate member of the RSM (Royal Society of Medicine) and regularly attend lectures and seminars to keep me up to date with the newest research. 

Past and present, some of the many practitioners, doctors and scientists who inspire me include: 

Patrick Holford- founder of London’s Institute for Optimum Nutrition and author of many books including ‘The Optimum Nutrition Bible

Dr Leo Pruimboom – biochemist, researcher and teacher of clinicalpsychoneuroimmunology (KPNI/cPNI) and founder of the Pruimboom Institute

Dr Barry Peatfield – endocrinologist and author of ‘Your Thyroid and how to Keep it Healthy’

James Wilson – adrenal expert and author of ‘Adrenal Fatigue – the 21st Century Stress Syndrome’

Roderick Lane – naturopath, teacher and endocrine specialist; author of ‘The Adam and Eve Diet’

Marion Kirkham – Naturopath, nutritionist and teacher

John Stirling – Naturopath and founder of the supplement company Biocare, which he sold in 2005

Dr Bernard Jensen, 1908 – 2001- Naturopath, chiropractor and author of 40 books – a pioneer of holistic health and healing

Dr Broda Barnes, 1906 –1988 – the endocrinologist who taught us so much about the thyroid and changed so many lives for the better; author of several books including ‘Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness’