I’m a registered Nutritional Therapist, graduating from the leading provider of accredited nutritional therapy training (The Institute for Optimum Nutrition ION (London) validated by the University of Portsmouth and accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) the kite mark for quality independent higher education in the UK).
I’ve always been passionate about home cooked food and growing my own fruit, vegetables and herbs. However, I first became aware of the power of food to change health outcomes in my 20s when given a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Although I had this diagnosis I had no information about what to do next. I started to research (yes with the help of Dr Google!) what to do to make me feel better and found that making simple changes to my diet and lifestyle had a hugely positive impact on my symptoms. This was so empowering.
I went from possible infertility to Mum of 3!! I then wanted to understand the science behind it, what really makes us tick. Initially my leap into the world of study at ION was for my personal health improvement (albeit not my sanity with 3 small children!) but as I qualified I knew I wanted to provide for others what I had needed; a complementary healthcare pathway, someone to take time to listen and investigate my symptoms, understand the root cause and support me in finding a way forward to feeling better.
I am passionate about preventative health care. No one knows us better than we know ourselves and investigating symptoms from the inside out or just addressing that ‘there’s something not right’ feeling while they are subclinical is key to a healthier happier life. We can’t control the ageing process, our genetics or some environmental factors but with the right knowledge we can improve the outcome of each health bump along the way.