"Let Food be thy Medicine and Medicine thy Food"
I am a registered Nutritional Therapist. I studied at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in London where I completed three year's training.
I have been trained in the principles of Functional Medicine, a science based approach to health and healing that looks at the body as a whole and assesses the underlying causes of symptoms that express themselves as disease. Rather than look at symptoms in isolation, I seek to support underlying imbalances and address the root cause.
I am a full member of BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy) which is the professional body for registered nutritional therapists. I am also registered with the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) which is the regulatory body for complementary health and sets industry standards to ensure best practice for therapists and their clients.
I have completed the FHT Foundation Level Accreditation in ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia Recovery with The Chrysalis Effect.
In my 'prior life' I worked in the corporate world as a freelance graphic designer, a highly stressful and deadline driven work environment with very long hours. After two decades of poor work-life balance and convenience lifestyle my health reached a crisis point which left me struggling for many years with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a condition poorly understood and poorly supported. Determined to regain my health and needing to understand what had caused my health to deteriorate so profoundly is how I came to study Naturopathic Nutrition at the College of Naturopathic Medicine.
A detailed account of my personal journey with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be read in my blog.
I passionately believe in the power of food and food as medicine as I have personally experienced how it can replenish your life.
I do not believe in diets, calorie counting or deprivation. Rather than eat foods which place a continual stress upon our bodies I believe in nourishing our body with nutrient dense foods that replenish us and, over time, may help us heal.
I take a holistic approach to wellness looking at the mind, body, spirit connection. I work alongside my clients and remove all the confusion around health, I search for the core underlying stressors and nutritional deficiencies that debilitate their health and prevent them from thriving. I develop a health protocol specifically targeted to their individual symptoms, circumstances and health goals.
I am committed to educating and empowering individuals to make positive, lasting changes that will enable them to lead healthier, happier and more energised lives.
I have a particular passion in supporting:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), ME, Fibromyalgia
Hormonal health: Adrenal/Thyroid function
Digestive health: IBS/Leaky Gut/Dysbiosis
Detoxification & Cleansing
Pre Diabetes, Type 1 and 2 Diabetes