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Our approach

Our primary aim is to help you create an environment within your body that is hostile to cancer. Such an environment will be biochemically and energetically balanced, containing a plentiful supply of all the nutrients and other compounds necessary for life, and free from a build-up of toxins due to efficient waste removal.



To find out why it is essential to support the health of your internal environment continue reading below.

Cancer’s initiating factor


Scientists used to think the starting point for cancer was the mutations in genes that control cellular growth. However, although such mutations are a feature in cancer the new thinking is that the cancer process starts a step earlier and it is the microenvironment that surrounds our cells (sometimes referred to as our ‘biological terrain’) that dictates whether or not cancer-causing genetic changes will occur. This new thinking ties in with a general shift in understanding as to the role of our genes – whereas once we thought they were the driver behind changes we see in our body, now we know the ultimate driving force is our environment. It is our environment in all it’s forms that carries the message and shapes who we are and it is the genes that translate this message into physical reality.

“The interaction between cells and their microenvironment, by involving both biochemical and biophysical cues, drives differentiating processes and contributes in a determinant fashion to cancer emergence.” Bizzarri M, Cucina A. Biomed Res Intl 2014; 2014:934038.


Deterioration of the biological terrain


When the health of the biological terrain starts to break down we see, amongst other things, changes in the levels of oxygen, water, acidity (pH), bioenergy (electricity, light, sound etc.), nutrients and toxins. Once this occurs the likelihood of DNA damage increases which then facilitates the cancer process. As a tumour starts to grow, it will further disrupt the body’s internal environment.



Restoring the health of the biological terrain


Restoring the health of the cellular microenvironment is essential in order to to get right to the root of cancer and influence the cancer-causing processes at their point of origin. It is the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breath and the thoughts we think that determine the health of our internal environment and it is these things that need to change in order to create a body that is resistant to cancer. If such changes are not made the conditions that allowed cancer to take hold will remain, meaning that complete and lasting recovery is less likely.


Your body has an energetic and a physical aspect and in order to restore the health of your biological terrain and thereby maximise your inherent healing capabilities, it is necessary to restore harmony and balance on every level of your being – body, mind and soul. When harmony is restored at these levels you will have achieved a state of ‘deep nourishment’.

Deep nourishment


Nourishment means to provide the body with all things it needs for growth and health. Often we reserve this term to describe how food provides us with nutrients however, to be healthy our needs go beyond physical nutrition and therefore at Body Soul Nutrition we use the term ‘deep nourishment’ to describe how we can provide the things we need for growth and health to every level of our being – body, mind and soul.


7 elements of healing


In order to reach a state of deep nourishment we believe there are 7 elements that require care and attention. The 7 elements of healing are illustrated in the diagram below. Following the diagram you will find an explanation of how we support you in each of these 7 areas when you work with us over a period of time.





Nutrition addresses your body’s requirements for nutrients and, based on our analysis of your health and the results of any functional testing, we provide a tailor-made diet and supplement programme to meet these needs. Healthy detoxification and elimination of the body’s waste is essential for restoring and maintaining the health of the cellular microenvironment and we will guide you on how to optimise the function of your in-built detoxification systems as well as avoid toxins in your external environment.


Physical activity supports the body in many ways such as encouraging oxygenation and lymph flow. However, the right type and level of activity is required in order not to stress the body and we will guide you on how to balance physical activity with the rest and relaxation necessary for healing.


The energies of our body must be free-flowing for health to be achieved and in addressing bio-energetic balance we explore how factors outside (for example electromagnetic radiation) and within our bodies may be inhibiting energetic flow and creating disharmony. A key factor in encouraging energetic flow is emotional wellbeing and addressing this area is critical when rebuilding health.


Deep connection is the final of the seven elements and it relates to the connection we have with our own body, with the people around us, and with something greater than ourselves (our Higher Self, The Universe, God, all that is – whatever term you feel comfortable with). Research shows connection in all of these areas is very supportive to physical healing.


Our philosophy


Because we understand that health of the mind and the soul cannot be separated from the health of the physical body we know that when recommending diet and lifestyle changes we must find an approach that feels right for you on all of these levels. We want to find the diet and lifestyle that brings health to your physical body but also brings you pleasure and a feeling of safety and calm.


We believe that no one knows what’s best for your health and wellbeing like you do and when we work with you we encourage you to tune into your body and listen to its messages. We will do everything we can to provide you with the most up-to-date advice relating to your individual situation but at the end of the day, the steps you take have to feel right for you as you will always be your own best health expert.


“The most important thing you can ever do for your health is to get quiet and listen.” Liz Butler

In this video Liz Butler discusses the philosophy behind the work of Body Soul Nutrition.

“At Body Soul Nutrition we don’t consider a nutrient-packed diet to be beneficial if it results in feelings of restriction, worry and heightened anxiety. Instead we feel an eating plan should create a sense of freedom and fun, and deliver an abundance of one of the most health-inducing elements of all… pleasure.” Liz Butler

How we work


Naturopathic principles form the foundation of our work, these are as follows:


  • Intelligent life force determines health – we seek to enhance life force energy allowing the body’s innate ability to heal
  • The healing power of nature – connection with nature supports life force energy
  • Identify and treat the cause – there is always an underlying cause, be it physical or emotional
  • Do no harm – treatments that may create other conditions are never used
  • Treat the whole person – all aspects of a person’s being are taken into consideration
  • The therapist is a teacher – we will empower our clients to take responsibility for his/her own health by teaching self-care
  • Prevention is better than cure – we will remove toxic substances and situations from a client’s lifestyle to prevent onset of further disease


The team are also trained in and practice Functional Medicine which is an approach that explores in depth the underlying causes of disease in order to address the root of the problem. To find out more about Functional Medicine, click here.


If you decide to embark on one of our personal programmes we will start by taking an in-depth look at your health. We will do this using our detailed questionnaire and usually also functional testing. Once we have done this we will create a plan tailored to your specific needs. Follow this link for more details of our programmes. You may also like to learn about our online programme Nourish and Thrive which explores each of the 7 healing elements in detail in a way that is easy and convenient for you to access and very cost-effective.

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