It's about what we eat
The quest for wellbeing
JOCELYN J MURRAY
As we go through the seasons of our life, traditional diets and the exercises we were doing in years gone by stop producing the desired results for most of us. It’s incredibly common to get to 50 feeling frustrated, tired and sore, and wondering what happened to our energy.
We all know our bodies go through a whole lot of changes as we progress through life. Thats a fact of life. But the resulting issues aren’t necessarily ones we have to accept.
Jocelyn J Murray is, among many other things, a functional nutrition consultant, and her intuitive style of healing comes from years of growing a garden, using and observing the results of the medicinal powers of plants and herbs. She started Grow Eat Heal to help people with the changing needs of our bodies as we age, especially when it becomes super critical for both men and women to eat the right foods and exercise the right way for our age and stage in life.
Describing herself as working in the space somewhere between natural remedy and modern medicine, Jocelyn sees people with all kinds of problems with (usually) one thing in common. They’re sick of 15 minute GP consultations where they’re asked the same questions, given the same prescription, or referrals to specialists who only look at one aspect of their health. And they’re sick of suffering.
Jocelyn is a Registered Health Practitioner, certified as a Functional Nutrition Consultant, Health Coach, and studying Traditional Herbalist. And a Registered Fitgenes Practitioner delivering intervention plans from a series of DNA testing. Her unique, whole body solutions combine modern health practices with a deep understanding of the living earth and incredible healing properties of plants. Sourcing premium quality organic herbs in small quantities from around the world, she blends them for teas, tinctures and balms. Grow Eat Heal solutions are natural, effective and kind to all.
Intuitive healing style
The ability to identify a cause and then treat health issues effectively and naturally is what Jocelyn’s clients value and appreciate. Most of Grow eat Heal’s ‘tribe’ are women, but she sees plenty of men too, and getting them on a path to hassle-free living is a mission that Jocelyn lives and breathes.
Not only does Jocelyn use the powerful knowledge of what she’s working with, she also draws from her own health and life experiences – the intuitive, functional and academic credentials – that many health experts lack. And she has them in spades.
Fired with an energy fed by knowledge, belief and courage, Jocelyn is passionate about getting people on the path to a more harmonious life because, she says, “I don’t want women – and men too – in their 40’s and 50’s to miss the opportunity to turn the corner and keep living a fabulous life!”
Just like modern medical practitioners, Jocelyn asks about symptoms and listens to the answers. But unlike them, she hears the answers that aren’t spoken out loud. Her questions may sometimes be direct, but her intuition is always sharp. While she actively gives ‘airy-fairy’ fantasies and ‘old wives tales’ a wide berth, she’s more than happy to research, consider and test combinations of real remedies that could result in positive outcomes for people looking for an alternative to the GP-and-specialist model that treat only one part of the puzzle.
Sharing good healthy food
Jocelyn’s lifelong fascination with vegetables and herbs began at the age of 12, when using the produce from her father’s garden she took over her mothers kitchen and taught herself to make meals from scratch. Learning how herbs and edible plants affected the human body later lead her down the path of developing her own remedies from her own purpose grown garden.
I seem to have a keen green touch in the garden and have a well-established, thriving vegetable garden that keeps the household in spray-free, fresh herbs and vegetables. I eat good, clean whole food, a wide variety of greens, bright fruits, herbs and spices and I know where it all comes from. If I don’t grow it, I try to visit the farm, or talk to the grower, at their market table. I want to share useful tips, recipes and ideas about food with others to helps us all on our journey towards being well and feeling alive.
In some native languages the term for plants translates to ‘those who take care of us’ – Robin Wall Kimmerer
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