Andy Fox has cost me money. He has been the cause of my having to buy new clothes as I dropped a size without dieting. Not only that he has transformed the contents of my fridge and food cupboards.
I met Andy last Autumn at a networking event in Northampton, and made an appointment to see him, not because I wanted to lose weight (although that was certainly part of it), but because I wanted to be healthier and feel better. As a complementary therapist I need my energy when doing all the treatments on clients. Seeing Andy turned out to be one of the best decisions I made as I completely changed my eating habits for the better. This is no faddy phase, this is a change for the long term. Out with the comfort eating chocolate digestives and cheese and onion crisps, and in with the almonds, smoothies, juices, and delicious recipes. What was great about it was how easy it is to do, and how much simpler (and cheaper) my weekly shop is. Believe me if it was complicated I would not have stuck to it.
As well as advising you on what to eat (and avoid) Andy also finds out about you, what you like, what you don’t like not just in food but also in exercies and he advises on what type of exercise to do. My favourite bit about the appointment though was the iridology.
So here I am less than three months later and I have lost over a stone. I feel so much better in myself with more energy.
As part of my interview series of blogs, I had the opportunity to sit down with Andy to ask him a few questions. Enjoy.
Andy, how did you get into being a therapist?
I have always been fascinated about how the body works since being a child. The big kicker for me was when I did a week’s fast in Thailand in 2002. This really was amazing and opened my eyes to the healing powers of our bodies.
Why did you decide on the therapy that you offer?
I’m a pragmatic kind of guy and with food you can see almost instant results over a few weeks. That definitely works with me!
What are the three biggest benefits you can offer your clients?
A practical approach to nutritional therapy; a detailed explanation on what is going on with their current health concern; support moving forward with their care
What are the most popular issues that clients ask you to help them with?
Digestive problems, lack of energy, hormonal issues, stomach issues with children, hypothyroidism, cholesterol problems
Can you give 3 tips that anyone can follow that will help them in their life?
Look after your digestion; this is key to understanding your health. Don’t be too hard on yourself; accept sometimes that things are not meant to be. And thirdly, surround yourself with people who love and support what you do and who you are.
What annoys you the most?
Nothing annoys me that much if I am honest but not screwing lids back on jars or bottles properly does irk me slightly!
What brings you joy?
Helping people to realise that health is in their court and they have choices. Spending time with my family and friends
Do you have a list of books that you would recommend and why?
Bear Grylls book ‘Mud, Sweat & Tears’ is great. Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers. I suppose the messages from these books are that ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’. If you are willing to give things ago then you will move forward and the universe will react accordingly.
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your 20 year old self?
You’ll be alright in 20 years…..enjoy yourself and don’t be hard on yourself!!!
So how can people find out more about what you do?
If you are looking for a Nutritionist in Northampton, I would highly recommend an appointment with Andy if you are serious about making lasting changes to your health from the inside out.
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