Nutritionist, Iridologist & Master Medical Herbalist My name is Liz Kane, I am a nutritionist, iridologist, master medical herbalist and mindfulness practitioner. I studied nutrition, iridology and herbal medicine with Master Medical Herbalist Helen Begadon at The Irish School of Herbal Medicine in Portlaoise, Ireland. I hold a professional certificate in the therapeutic use of Mindfulness from the Institute of Counselling & Psychotherapy. The practice of mindfulness is a valuable tool for strengthening the mind/body connection. It can help us to listen more attentively to early warning signals and other messages from the body, such as appetite regulation and when it is time to rest. Personal philosophy Good health enables us to live life to our fullest potential. When we improve our health we improve our quality of life. Improving your health does not have to mean giving up all the things you enjoy, but sometimes we do need to take time out and re-evaluate our daily choices. Afterall, it is our daily habits that impact our health most. I work with people from all walks of life and varying levels of health. The holistic response to well-being acknowledges our individuality on physical, emotional and mental levels. It considers environmental and cultural influences. We each progress at our own pace towards the goals we set for ourselves. Sometimes external factors such as being diagnosed with a chronic health condition is the motivation for change. Implementing small changes in a sequence and at a pace that suits you, most often leads to successfully adopting healthy habits for life. Improving your health can be an adventure and opens the door to knowing yourself on deeper levels and in new ways. The experience of natural healing can inspire fresh awe and appreciation for our body, reconnect us with nature and the life force within us. I believe that living is synonymous with healing, which is always active on some level within us. Healing involves both mind and body. Just as nutrition, herbs and natural therapeutics can act on the body to influence health, our thoughts, emotions, relationships and environment, also exert an influence. The practice of mindfulness is a powerful example of how we can use our minds for healing and living more fully. Everything is inter-related and part of an integrated whole. Holistic medicine fosters respect for ourselves, each other and the world we live in. Herbalism brings more of the healing power of Nature into everyday living. Herbal powders, tinctures and infusions are safe and effective in treating the myriad of diet and lifestyle related illnesses of our 21st century. Many herbs are nutrient dense and rich in micronutrients that can be difficult to obtain from the foods we eat. Herbs, wholefood nutrition, iridology, mindfulness and natural healing protocols can help to redress the many imbalances that result from living out of sync with our authentic self and nature.