Kathryn Marsden has been called a 'communicator supreme'; an author who is known for her easy, upfront and friendly writing style. She loves nothing more than to spread the word that good food is the root cause of good health and that getting the diet right doesn't have to be hard work. She hates extreme regimes with a passion and believes unwaveringly in balanced healthy eating but is also certain that one of the best sources of nourishment is a sense of humour.
Kathryn makes no bones about her unquenchable interest in all things digestive and bowel, especially if it farts, burps, bloats or belches - which is why she had so much fun writing the incredibly successful Good Gut Healing and its follow-up title Good Gut Bugs. In between getting excited about people's excreta, she's traipsed to many a far distant shore to present nutrition lectures and seminars on health and diet.
When it comes to getting the message home that eating healthily is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of a whole range of diseases, Kathryn is perpetually disappointed that good information is so poorly co-ordinated and given so little priority. "I think it's terribly sad that dietary advice isn't generally available at health centre and GP level," says Kathryn. "A patient might be advised to eat more fibre or eat less fat but that's usually about the limit of help. No-one gets referred to a dietitian until they have a condition which needs treating. People rely more on magazine and newspaper articles for healthy eating info than they do on their doctors. We all know there's a mountain of medical information and support available but the majority has to do with treatment of existing conditions, rather than trying to prevent illness before it begins. It's also the case that hardly anyone realises how powerful nutritional therapy can be in helping the body to cope with existing symptoms. Yet, it's all too easy to be completely confused by the conflicting array of nutritional advice that's out there. I'm so grateful that I was able to train in this field and have always believed wholeheartedly in promoting and sharing information about diet so that other people might benefit.
Since the success of her first series of articles in the late 80s and her first book in 1993, Kathryn has contributed regularly to a wide range of media including national, international and local press, magazines, television and radio. To date, she has written 14 books and is published in fifteen languages including Chinese, Russian, Hebrew, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Finnish, Spanish, Swedish, Indonesian and Arabic.
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