About Chris Tompson.
I have been interested in Natural Therapies for most of my adult life and began formal studies in the early 1980s. I started my own clinic in 1986 in Northern N.S.W. In 1996 I moved My clinic to the Gold Coast.
My Qualifications are as follows:
As a Gold Coast Naturopath I operate a very busy clinic 4 days a week. Our main aim is to work on improving a persons basic lifestyle (diet etc.) if necessary we help assist their health by prescribing only natural products that work on restoring the balance (homeostasis) in ones body without the side effects sometimes experienced with pharmaceutical products.
Over the years I have seen many "fads" come and go, some of them so called natural or alternative medicines, others extreme diets. Unbalanced in their approach, even detrimental to ones health.
Based on my clinical experience I believe that you should not be "on a diet" but more a balanced 30-40-30 lifestyle eating pattern, making sure that you are getting approx 30% Protein, 40% Carbohydrates and 30% Fats (meaning essential fats e.g. olive oil flaxseed oil, avocado, and nuts etc.)
I also feel the more organic food you can bring in to your diet the better your health will be.
On a personal level my interests are exercise, which I’ve done for the last 30 odd years, I enjoy walking on the beach, picnics, dining out at a good restaurant, and spending time with my 2 grown up (adult) children and my 5 grandchildren, who I try to visit as often as possible. I love to sit down with a good book, which I find relaxing after a sometimes-stressful day in the clinic.
I also practise meditation for 20 to 30 minutes twice daily, which I find balances out my lifestyle.
The health and well being of my family is of paramount importance to me which is why I have devoted my life to the pursuit of health and fitness based on proven scientific methods.
We generally don't do enough exercise, you need to set aside about 1 hour, 3-4 times a week for both cardio and weight bearing exercise.
Water is sadly neglected in today's society. A large percentage of the body is made up of water and needs to be replenished in order for the body to work as nature intended. As a rule 8-10 glasses per day of spring or filtered water is required to avoid dehydration.
Stress or relaxation therapy can be of great benefit, whether it is meditation or simple listening to a relaxation music. Not everyone enjoys the same thing and some find it difficult to just sit and switch off, that is why a moving meditation such as tai-chi, body balance classes are excellent. Yoga, walking on the beach or even working out in the gym can be a way of releasing stress.