Welcome to Flourish Fundamentals! I’m Rosemary Fotheringham, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner dedicated to helping busy, stressed-out women to feel and look radiant through the power of real food. I’m so glad you’re here!
I’m the author of two books, Radiant Reboot: Reclaim Your Health, Increase Your Energy & Reboot Your Life in 30 Days, and Eat Your Sunscreen: Superfoods to Boost Your Skin’s Natural Defenses Against Sunburn.
I decided on a career switch to nutritional therapy after my life was totally transformed by the healing power of real food. I completed a certification to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and now, I’m on a mission to help empower women to take back their own health like I did.
I believe and teach that what you eat and how you live shapes your health. Good health isn’t “luck”, like I used to believe. Food and lifestyle directly affects which genes are expressed and in what way. This is called epigenetics, and epigenetics trumps genetics. This is good news! You have the power to improve your health by eating a nutrient-dense, properly prepared diet and balancing the five fundamentals (hence, Flourish Fundamentals!):
- Relaxation & Restoration
When these foundations are out of balance, we start to experience a host of unwanted symptoms: weight gain, skin issues, fatigue, hormonal imbalances, and worse. By supporting each of these foundations through diet and lifestyle, the body’s chemistry can be brought back into balance, helping people enhance their health naturally. The body’s default mode is health, if it gets the basic building blocks it needs to function properly and build healthy tissues.
For a real life example of the transformative power of the Flourish Fundamentals approach, read my transformation story about how supporting the foundations and transitioning from a Standard American Diet (SAD) to a properly prepared, nutrient-dense diet helped me overcome long-term struggles with weight, depression, anxiety, sugar addiction, skin problems, and painful periods.
I take a whole-body, nutrition-based approach, making sure that: 1) your digestion system is working properly, 2) you are eating the right kinds of foods to keep your energy levels stable and sugar cravings at bay, and 3) you are eating enough high-quality fats and proteins to keep you satisfied and nourished. While I prefer to address nutrient deficiencies using real food whenever possible, in some cases it may be necessary to supplement with targeted nutrients to help support proper body function.
You will love how great the foods I recommend make you feel. On this blog and in my books, you’ll find the types of low-inflammatory, nutrient-dense foods that have nourished the human race for thousands of years, and allowed our ancestors to be naturally vibrant with health. It wasn’t until these foods began to fall out of common usage—coupled with the introduction of refined sugar, processed carbohydrates, and trans-fat laden vegetable oils—that so many of us became overweight and sick.
When was the last time you felt radiantly well? I’ve been where you are, and I can help you get there! Feeling exhausted and stressed is no fun. And the path to restoring your health will require making some major changes to the way you eat and live. But the myriad benefits are well worth the extra time in the kitchen: increased energy, reduced/eliminated sugar cravings, better sleep, clearer skin, improved mood, periods that are a breeze (really!), plus fitting effortlessly into your favorite jeans.
Ready to feel radiant? Let’s get you started!
Want a DIY, step-by-step program that’s essentially a nutrition coach in a book? Check out my first ebook, Radiant Reboot: Reclaim Your Health, Increase Your Energy & Reboot Your Life in 30 Days. I wrote it so that anyone could get all the same information I would give you over the course of a few months of one-on-one coaching, but allow you to go through the process yourself and on your own time, and at a price point that’s more accessible than my personalized services.
Want specialized help or extra support? I offer personalized nutritional therapy packages. Contact me directly to set up a free 15 minute Discovery Session to see if nutritional therapy would be a good fit for you.
Going on a winter trip to a sunnier destination, or is summer peeking its head around the corner? I teach you all about foods and nutrients that help you resist burning and aging and help you tan more easily―even if you’re naturally pale and even if you only have a couple weeks!―in my ebook Eat Your Sunscreen: Superfoods to Boost Your Skin’s Natural Defenses Against Sunburn.