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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. 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. In all of these instances, nutrition and a functional medicine approach have led to a huge reduction of symptoms and significantly increased well-being.
I am passionate 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 approach to achieve a healthy body. This is why expert, personalised nutrition is key to achieving wellness and better health.
After working with many clients over the years, I have become more aware of hurdles to achieving wellness can be down to mindset and emotional blocks. This has led me to train as a health coach so I can help work through these mental barriers with clients to help them progress further and for the long term. This tool is a powerful adjunct to nutritional and lifestyle medicine, which helps to yield really positive benefits.
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.