Kazuwa – Nutritional Therapist
Kazuwa is a BANT registered Nutritional Therapist based in the UK, who received his training from The Institute for Optimum Nutrition. He provides personalised nutrition and lifestyle advice for those seeking to take their health to the next level.
Kazuwa combines the traditional wisdom of ancestral diets with modern science, to provide nutritional support in the areas of digestive health, stress, fatigue, weight management, male & female related health issues and more. Kazuwa also works in primary care in the NHS; speaking, educating and providing personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes for patients.
Kazuwa’s journey into nutrition started over 10 years ago, when his father was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, which is an inflammatory bowel disease. His father was raised in Zimbabwe on a farm, and was raised on a traditional diet of pasture raised meat, poultry, a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as properly produced dairy and fermented foods. However, once he moved to the UK, his diet changed to one of refined foods and his day to day life was quite stressful. Kazuwa believed that this had something to do with the symptoms his father was experiencing and went on a long journey of research into how he could help him.
Kazuwa stumbled upon the work of a dentist called Dr Weston A Price, who wrote a book entitled, ‘Nutrition and Physical Degeneration’. In this book, Dr Price documented his travels around the globe to Africa, Europe, the Pacific Islands, Native America and the Antarctic. He found 12 different peoples and studied their diets. What he found was that the people who were still on their traditional foods; had diets that contained 10 times the amount of fat soluble vitamins (from healthy fats) and many times the levels of other vitamins and minerals compared to the modern American diet of his day; consumed whole unrefined produce; fermented their grain products before cooking; consumed a variety of fruits and vegetables, placed more emphasis on organ meats, than muscle meat; consumed wild fish, and placed the mums and fathers on special diets before conception. These steps amongst others Dr Price believed afforded these cultures a high degree of protection from degenerative disease.
This naturally inspired Kazuwa (who already had a background in Biomedical Science) to study more about food, nutrition and its effect on the human body. He then went on to study a diploma in Nutritional Therapy and has been practising for the past 4 years. He has also been able to help his dad manage the symptoms of ulcerative colitis by supporting his digestive system and overall health with targeted nutrition.