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I have always been interested in health and helping people to feel better. Originally I trained as a Nurse, and have managed both chronic and acute disease for 20 years. I work at an advanced level and have a very good understanding of how the body works and how it can go wrong! Coupled with my nutritional knowledge, this ensures I have a lot to offer to help improve a client's health.
Quite often what western medicine can provide may only get people so far with their health journey or recovery. I feel strongly that there is more to health than taking tablets or sticking a metaphorical plaster over the problem. The more I have looked into what else can help a person heal quicker or prevent illness, diet and lifestyle jumped out as being key components to help reach a better physical and mental state.
My decision to follow the path of becoming a nutritionist was not only inspired by my own health challenges with gut issues and chronic low energy but also family medical issues including cardiovascular and thyroid problems. As well as this, I have two children, with allergies, eczema and asthma! This has taught me a lot about the relationship between food, the gut and health issues. In all of these instances, nutrition and functional medicine have led to huge reduction of symptoms and significantly increased wellbeing.
I am fascinated about addressing health imbalances with a more holistic, where possible, more natural approach, which is why I chose to study Nutritional Therapy at renowned College of Naturopathic Medicine. One of the most important lessons I have learnt is that each person has their own individual nutritional and biochemical needs and there is no one size fits all or one diet to achieve a healthy body. This is why expert, personalised nutrition is key to achieving wellness and better health.
As a Registered Nutritional Therapist I am a member of the professional bodies; The British Association of Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and Complementary & Natural Healthcare Commission (CNHC) which provide assurance to the public of an adherence to strict professional standards.