I am a registered nutritional therapist who graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) with a diploma in naturopathic nutrition. The College of Naturopathic Medicine is one of the UK’s largest, most highly-respected and well-known natural medicine training providers, with colleges all over the UK and Ireland. During my final year at CNM, my final portfolio was selected to represent outstanding work in that year’s accreditation visit at CNM.

I specialise in gastro-intestinal complaints (e.g. IBS, acid reflux, constipation, ulcerative colitis), food sensitivities, weight loss, thyroid imbalances and auto-immune conditions in general. If you suffer from fatigue, lack of sleep, stress, muscle/joint aches, hormonal imbalances, asthma, eczema, you are struggling to lose weight or you would simply like to eat more healthily, you may benefit from a consultation.

My interest in nutrition started as I struggled with my own health issues a few years ago. As time went by, I had to stop doing sport, which made me feel distraught and pushed me to find a way to recover. After visiting several doctors, doing tests, physiotherapy…etc. for over a year, I didn’t get any better. Eventually, I followed a nutritional protocol and today I am healthy and I can do sport like I used to. This was a huge eye opener for me as to the healing power of food, to the point that I decided to change career and qualify as a nutritional therapist.

Before making this career move to nutrition I worked in the corporate world for almost twenty years, so I am fully conversant with the challenges of trying to follow a healthy lifestyle with the daily juggling act of a stressful job.

Continually learning and deepening my knowledge is of vital importance to me. New studies are done every day and with them, new research information comes to light; I love keeping up on what’s going down in the health world, which means that I regularly attend CPD (continual professional development) lectures and seminars. This keeps me up to date with new research, practical applications and most importantly, safe practice.

I am registered with the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT). I am also a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). As a CNHC member, I meet the National Occupational Standards in the practice of nutritional therapy and I am obliged to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics. I am also fully insured by Balens Specialist Insurance Brokers.

Continuing Professional Development: These are some of the conferences and online courses that I have attended in the last few years:

Toxicity and Detoxification, by Dr. Joe Pizzorno and Lara Pizzorno

Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Dr. Sarah Myhill

Light at the end of the tunnel – Naturopathic Techniques for Chronic Fatigue, by NNA

Thyroid Health, by Robyn Puglia and Ben Brown

Why nutrition is the key to Alzheimer’s, by Cytoplan

Natural Therapies for Chronic Illness with Judy Rocher, by AONM

SIBO online certified course, by Dr. Allison Siebecker (Invivo Clinical)

Chronic Illness Uncovered: Lyme Disease,Viral Pathogens,Morgellons,Mould & More.. , by AONM

Organic Acids the Complete Picture with Elizma Lambert: The OATS Whisperer

Autoimmunity and Pathologies driving Chronic Disease States in our Clients, by Amrita Nutrition

The Brain Microbiome – Dr Marco Ruggiero

Dr. Chris Shade: The Right Steps to Real Detoxification

Gastrointestinal Health Mastercourse, by Dr. Jason Hawlerak

Nutrigenomics, by MyDNAHealth and also by CAM

Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics, by Seeking Health

Nutrigenomics Testing, by Anne Pemberton

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