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I can supplement your knowledge on health food and alternative remedies. I take a dynamic (energetic) approach to health and discomforts. My sources and references for my advice and ideas are predominantly Anthroposophic. I am not medically trained. I have done 25 years of critical research (metaphysics and alternative medicine) and been an expert on About for over eight years. Two great ills I can help combat are ignorance and neglectfulness. In matters of healthy living I encourage discipline, respect and self-belief. My life-philosophy is fundamentally based on ANTHROPOSOPHY, which in a nut-shell, is a western metaphysical science and modern alchemical way of looking at the meaning of life. I also draw on Taoist and Ayurvedic systems. I am a mother of a boy with an Autistc Spectrum Disorder, whom I have raised on a bio-dynamic diet and homeopathic remedies. I have been a vegetarian for 25 years. I am currently researching ways to understand and treat Autism from an alternative perspective.

Experience in the area

My direct nutritional and health care experience stems from 25 years of vegetarianism, 15 years of bio-organic cooking and 10 years as a single mother of an Autistic boy. I have read widely on nutrition and (alternative) medicine. My main focus over the past 20 years has been on Anthroposophy. I take a critical stance of modern New Age spin-offs, but generally support the hard core theory of man as a four-fold spiritual being. I have studied the following topics: Yoga, Astrology, Meditation, Tarot, Reiki, Taoist Five Element Theory, Colour/Painting Therapy, Herbology, Aromatherapy, Flower Essences, Crystals, Ayurveda, Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Macrobiotics, Ortho-Molecular science, Touch For Health, Natropathy, Music therapy, Eurhythmy, various forms of Shamanism, Palmistry, Numerology, Alchemy, World Religions, Metaphysics, Mythology, Cabala, Angels and Elementals. My interests extend into the fields of biology and especially plant morphology.


I have an academic background in linguistics. I translate and edit. I teach English. But I seem to be better at imaginative and creative thinking than logic and reason.

Past/Present Clients

Intelligent and sensitive people who are interested in gathering more information on alternative options in medicine and nutrition, which may lead to emotional, physical or spiritual healing. I have been unable to help people with weight issues lose specific amounts of weight within specific amounts of time - since this does not fall within my holistic aims.

What do you like about this subject?

The body can be made into a temple or debased into a squat. The luxury and freedom of choice gives you a wide range of self-control, but can also very easily lead you astray and corrupt your purer nature. Our physical body helps us to discover what is temporary and worthless and everlasting and precious. In fact we eat to nourish our souls.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

We can only know what we love. Eating and knowing are closely related: to savour is to know. I aspire to show nutritional awareness is a stepping stone to a higher consciousness available to all people.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The dynamics of health and disease test our endurance and patience. To opt for a healthy life-style is to take responsibility for yourself. It cultivates independence, creative thinking and true inner freedom. You eat to live and you cannot eat your way to Heaven, but a diet ought to be a way of life. You can learn to use the physical as a monitor of spiritual progress.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Food is not meant to feed us up, but nourish our soul. Not food but its life-giving properties sustain us. By being the best you can be you become a better soul. Every bite and breath you take consolidates your potential. Imperfections are paths that we can take to teach us how to become “better”. We can only heal ourselves, but we can offer relief and comfort to others.

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Recent Answers from Evelyn Alexander

2016-11-11 Dietary Changes and tomato Cravings:

Hi Sarah,    I think you may be asking the wrong expert, because a) I am unfamiliar with the in-depth specifics/results of the Kempner diet (which is quite an old-fashioned one) and b) I specialise in

2016-04-23 hypothyroidism:

Hi Giovanna,    Lovely to hear that my response has travelled well, only I cannot recall what I wrote (nor when). I do recall doing a lot of research on the subject, and have a lot of materials to hand

2016-03-27 Whey Protein and its effects on body.:

Dear Mr Singh,    I cannot answer your question from a completely physical perspective alone. I need to present you with a larger context. I don't think whey protein as a single product can help you gain

2016-03-13 soft food nutrition:

Dear Holly,    I love your question, which shows such (natural) intelligence and true inquiry; but, of course, I sympathise deeply with your harsh ordeal. I can tell you, I’ve had my own set of powerful

2015-06-30 ginger and apple cider vinegar:

Hi Irina,    It's a bit more complicated, from a holistic perspective, than to say adding soy is a problem for the benefits of ginger and vinegar. Just to be very clear, I can only consider your question


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