Sarah Firnberg BA(hons), BSc, MNIMH, MCPP
Consultant Medical Herbalist
Welcome – and congratulations on finding me!
Nutrition and Herbal Medicine isn’t for everyone and the fact that you have found me suggests you are thinking in a more independent way about your health than most people.
People who come to me
- Realise that you need to address the underlying cause of disease if you are to overcome it.
- That you need to think outside the box
- That herbal medicines and foods which humans have evolved alongside over thousads of years, make safe and effective remedies.
- That you need to be skeptical about information promoted by industries more interested in lining their pockets, than your health (Do you really think that a certain highly refined breakfast cereal could possibly be a nutritious diet food? – I recently read that when analysed, in some cases, the cardboard boxes containing cereal had more nutritional value than the contents).
My Journey into Alternative Medicine
Well, I haven’t looked back! The real light bulb moment for me was when I realised that many alternative approaches are concerned with addressing the underlying cause of disease, and not just treating symptoms – That seemed so obviously the right approach, that I was (and continue to be) amazed that it’s not normal!
If you have a blister caused by a pebble in your shoe, do you just keep putting plasters on it? Or would you want to take the pebble out?
If you have high blood pressure, caused by atherosclerosis (furring of the arteries), do you just take a drug to lower your blood pressure, or do you examine scientific literature to find out what causes atherosclerosis and what can be done about it?
Well, I have spent the past ten years or so examining that literature, and learning from the writings of great herbal and nutritional experts of both the past and the present, and I am absolutely committed to helping people with chronic disease.
Sarah Firnberg BA(Hons), BSc, MNIMH, MCPP