Sarah was born in the 1950s in Bedford England. The youngest child of three, with an older Sister and Brother. Sarah's Father was a news editor for the BBC and a wonderful musician who had been born and brought up in Brazil. Her Mother was a local Bedford woman and a great singer and cook!
Sarah was schooled at a Convent school for girls and became involved in the music world at a young age. She played piano, violin and guitar from age about 5 and by age 14 was performing in folk clubs around outer London, the family having moved to Hertfordshire in the 1960s.
In the late 1960s Sarah moved to live in North Wales, where her Brother was already living with his wife and children. Sarah worked for the NHS in Caernarfon, and was involved in setting up the Beddgelert folk club. Life in Wales was interesting and a bit tough at times, with language issues and some bias against the English at that time in History. However Sarah managed to complete a Science and Technology degree during this period, before moving back to England in the 1970s to work for a major US Technology company as a Project Manager, where she remained until she had her daughter in her late 30s.
Thereafter Sarah undertook various part time roles until she and her husband and daughter migrated to Australia in late 1999. They saw the millennium in on the banks of the Yarra River in Melbourne, whilst pretty much everyone they knew was on the other side of the planet!
Unable to find IT work in Australia, Sarah studied again and launched into Share Market Analysis and Investing which she still does for herself, her family and a few friends.
Why did Sarah ever write a book??? Well she didn't intend to!! In 2016 Sarah was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease. Though it was a nasty shock it propelled her into research, to try and find a way to stay well for as long as possible. During this research, from medical Doctors and researchers from all over the world, Sarah discovered a wealth of information about what food does inside your body - how chronic diseases come about and how they can be avoided, improved or eliminated by a change of lifestyle - mainly diet. In changing her diet, Sarah found that not only was she able to halt the progress of her major disease, but that she also was able to improve or eliminate many other niggles, such as allergies, weight issues, food intolerances, and the typical issues of ageing like high cholesterol and arthritis. It seemed from all the research, from many sources, all looking at different areas of health, one major message came through time and time again and that was GUT HEALTH.
In her book, written with daughter Jessica, Sarah tells the story of her discoveries, and how she has been able to totally reboot her health in her 60s and feel better now than she has for decades. Sarah is now 20kg lighter she has undertaken no calorie restriction - (healthy gut, healthy weight), and feels 30 years younger!!!! In their book "Love the Foods That Set You Free", Sarah and Jessica lay out how eating right for your health frees you from addictive foods allowing you to control what you eat, rather than being controlled by what you eat. You find yourself free to eat and enjoy great food that is beneficial for your gut and thus your whole body and your mind, free to lose the cravings for those foods that damage your gut, make you an addict and ultimately undermine your health.
Sarah now lives in the Outer Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne with her husband, Jessica and family live in the hills not far away.
Sarah's motivation for writing the book has been other people. When she started to transform her health her friends and family asked her what she was doing to look and feel so good. She told them, and many of them followed her lead, at least to some extent. They all found improvements to their health and many of them said that this needed to be written down and everyone needed to read it - so that everyone has the power to take control of their own health if they want to. Some of their stories are mentioned in the book. So Sarah thought about it, and eventually gave it a try. Jessica got involved in the structure and then again after the first draft. She edited, added to and designed the look and feel of the book, and supported Sarah every step of the way, and still does.
Both Sarah and Jessica feel they have produced something that is important for the world. It is an easy to read guide to the science behind good eating and good health and it offers a way forward for everyone who is prepared to give a few changes a try, and free themselves to a life of good health and fitness!
Sarah is keen to know how people get along with the suggestions in the book, and would be very pleased to receive feedback and hear the stories of any readers.
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