Our joint story began in the 1980's when we met as foreign language students on our year abroad at a German university. The story didn't resume until the new century by which time each of us had experienced a degree of fulfilment from our respective careers, but our personal lives were a little less remarkable and not only that, but our immersion in the standard western way of life, and most especially the diet, meant each of us had built up a variety of health problems. More recently we realised that a number of our health issues were likely further exacerbated by disordered breathing. We outline in our personal accounts what these health challenges were and how reversing them involved a progressive return to a way of eating and breathing that aligns with human physiology. For us this is whole plant foods and functional breathing.
Having studied with two of America's most exceptional plant based doctors, we've filled in some of the missing parts in our knowledge and learnt things we never knew were missing. We detail here why it is our joint mission to drive what we see as the vital Conversation about plant based nutrition.
Additionally, we are The Vegan Breathing Coaches. We each continue to apply breathing techniques to ourselves, and we share this much-needed breathing retraining with others. There's more about this in the Breathing Space.
Why The Vegan Breathing Coaches? Quite simply, we are Breathing Coaches who are Vegan. The reason for the name is to define who we are so that you know something about us from the outset. If you value any of the following, then we have some shared priorities:
Human health: our version of veganism revolves around whole plant foods
An appreciation of, and a willingness to support, the natural world
Respect and compassion for all of life
We each actively participate in online discussions with the Plant Based Health Professionals UK as public members, and as an affilate organisation (see below). Their mission resonates powerfully with us:
"To educate health professionals, members of the public and policy makers on the benefits of whole food plant-based nutrition in preventing and treating chronic disease."
And we are proud to be Health Practitioners for the Salus Fatigue Foundation. We provide plant-based nutrition education and breathing re-education workshops both for the beneficiaries of Salus and as part of programs offered by Salus externally.
AFFILIATIONS & COLLABORATIONS
PLANT-BASED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
In addition to our personal membership with the Plant-Based Health Professionals, the partnership Henry and Henry is proud to be one of their Affiliated Organisations. Plant-Based Health Professionals UK is a community interest company whose mission is to provide evidence-based education on healthy whole food plant-based nutrition for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.
SALUS FATIGUE FOUNDATION
Henry & Henry are part of the Salus Health Practitioner team.
HELP IMPROVE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE AFFECTED BY FATIGUE BY TAKING POSITIVE STEPS TOGETHER.
Salus aims to promote and protect the good health of people who live with fatigue and related conditions, through advice, online support and The Fatigue Wellbeing Hub.
The Salus Wellbeing Programme has been developed over the past twelve years by qualified Health Practitioners and through the team’s own lived experience. Salus provides positive support and encouragement to people experiencing fatigue from a range of health conditions including but not limited to:
ME/CFS | Fibromyalgia | Cancer | Coeliac | PTSD | Brain Injury | Hormonal Changes | Depression and Anxiety | Covid-19/ long covid.
"We use a holistic approach and do not provide, advocate or promote the use of services that claim to provide a cure or imply they provide medically approved relief, from symptoms experienced through CFS/ME and fatigue-related conditions.
The Fatigue Wellbeing HUB is designed to help people who have experienced any of these conditions/symptoms, sign up today for more information on how to improve your health."