Dr Gemma Newman

Dr Gemma Newman

Medical Doctor

Dr Gemma Newman has worked in medicine for 15 years and is the Senior Partner at a family medical practice where she has worked for 10 years. She studied at the University of Wales College of Medicine and has worked in many specialities as a doctor including elderly care, endocrinology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, general surgery, urology, vascular surgery, rehabilitation medicine and General Practice.

Q&A's

What does being healthy mean to you - really?

To me, being healthy means to have a sense of vitality and wonder, and to be at peace with what is happening in our mind and in our body.

Illnesses come to us often when we are feeling low, or if our body is trying to tell our mind that we are not in a nourishing environment.

When we nourish our external environment with healthy foods, people and places, and nourish our internal environment with uplifting emotions, we can feel healthy – even when we are on the journey to wellbeing rather than at the destination.

Love yourselves completely. This is hard to do in a world of comparisons and selfies. But know that even at your darkest moments or when you feel that your body has let you down – you can learn, grow and love through it all. And you will realise how strong you really are.

Think about GLOVES – time to get the gloves off and get real!

GLOVES stands for Gratitude (which includes journaling, meditation, or some form of creativity), Love (for what is, and that includes yourself), Organic foods (where possible), Vegetables and fruits (especially cruciferous veggies like kale and broccoli and cauliflower), Exercise (especially outdoors) and Sleep.

I say thank you. Every day. To feel grateful for the experiences ‘good’ and ‘bad’ that shape our lives on this planet give us a sense of power that we just cannot feel when we resent our history.

Our circumstances, our bodies and how they have failed us, our parents, our lovers, our children, our bosses, our siblings, our enemies and our friends – they have all given us something and we get to decide how to use that gift.

I have 15 years of clinical experience as a doctor treating patients at their most vulnerable – in childbirth, as babies and children, throughout life and of course at the moment that life ends.

In my work I have seen how holistic approaches and plant based nutrition have the power to help patients truly come back to health and vitality.

I use my knowledge of the world of modern medicine as well as my interest in psychology, plant based nutrition and energetic medicine to provide tips and advice for wellness – not just for us on an individual level, but advice that also aligns for a healthy planet that can support human health in the decades to come.

Just Be. Be true to yourself. And be comfortable with yourself!

We all have that nagging inner voice that reminds us of the things that could go wrong, or the possible paths we could tread where things go badly. I would remind myself that anxiety over sense of self, achievements and what the future holds are a waste of energy.

I would tell myself to trust that with positive intention and an emotion to match, I can achieve what I set out to do and much more than the imagination can hold. And that a life lived with love is a life well lived.

Dr Gemma Newman - Recent Articles:

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