Embody Nourish is an avenue for those on a journey to good health. We provide a welcoming and supportive community to encourage everyone to take charge of their own health and wellbeing.
Our focus is to provide our audience with delicious plant-based recipes whilst sharing the goodness of a whole-foods plant-based diet. We also promote a holistic way of living through kindness and mindfulness.
Aside from our recipes, our other main content comes from breaking down scientific literature so that it is accessible to everyone.
We make recommendations based on our knowledge and experience as health professionals (a doctor and a medical student) and also through evidence-based medicine. Behind each publication is time spent researching, critically appraising, cross-referencing and consulting experts. Every so often we share our personal stories and experiences to make it more relatable and human.
There are also times when our human nature allows us to make a mistake. We try to minimise this as much as possible but sometimes our lives outside of this platform can be hectic. So we kindly ask our readers to empathise and let us know immediately if they have any concerns via our contact page.
Furthermore, we recommend that our readers consult their family doctors before trying to switch to a plant-based diet or trying any of the recommendations that we have made. Although our recommendations are in everyone’s best interests, every person and their situation is different so we are aware that our advice may not work for everyone.
We also invite the community to conduct their own research, reflect on their circumstances and weigh up the pros and cons of any decisions they make.
Help, My Doctor Doesn’t Know What I’m Talking About!
At Embody Nourish we also acknowledge that the whole foods plant-based diet and holistic lifestyle is not a mainstream ideal. We know that not all doctors and health professionals are aware of or endorse a whole foods plant-based lifestyle and as such it may be difficult for our readers to ask for advice. Personally we have had difficulties in finding a doctor with a similar mindset for ourselves (yes, doctors need doctors too!).
We understand that it can be frustrating to see a doctor or other health professional that may not share the same values or even listen to what you’re saying.
However, we ask the community to take a deep breath and approach these situations kindly. For many medical schools around the world, nutrition teaching is lacking. Doctors go through years of medical school learning how to diagnose and manage patients with a variety of different diseases.
Unfortunately, managing patients with diet and lifestyle is not a key point in many medical schools. Although doctors should know the basics of healthy eating and exercise, it is often not their fault that they are not taught evidence-based nutrition.
We also are passionate about patient-centred care and discourage paternalistic practices. We encourage our readers to seek out physicians who have their patients’ best interests at heart. Even if a health practitioner is unfamiliar with the idea of plant-based health, they should still consider your views respectfully, be honest with you and advise you to the best of their knowledge. Hopefully they will be proactive in learning the answers to your questions so that they are better abled to address them at your next consult.