My interest in nutrition started as I struggled with my own health issues. 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 which helped me to recover and to 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.
I 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.
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.
My background in data analysis and statistics means that I can use my logical mind to analyse my client’s information and connect different symptoms, which may appear uncorrelated, until I build a picture that gets me to the root cause of my client’s health condition. Only by tackling the root cause of a health issue will there be permanent long term health improvements.
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.
I have completed extensive post-graduate training, some examples by area are as follows:
Optimising Women’s Health in Menopause and Beyond, by BANT. Vagiversity- Holistic genitourinary health: Six Month Mentoring Program, by Dr. Moira Bradfield. Functional Approach to Perimenopause with Dr Terry. The Menopausal Vagina, with Moira Bradfield.
Gastrointestinal Health Mastercourse, by Dr. Jason Hawlerak. SIBO online certified course, by Dr. Allison Siebecker (Invivo Clinical). SIBO in Clinical Practice Masterclass, by Tanya Borowski. Demystifying SIBO with Dr Jason Hawrelak.
Type 2 Diabetes and Blood Sugar Dysregulation, by BANT. Optimising cardiometabolic health, by Pharma Nord; Metabolic Syndrome including Obesity, by BANT.
Thyroid Health, by Robyn Puglia and Ben Brown. A Functional Approach to the Thyroid: How It Works and Where It Goes Wrong, With Jo Gamble.
Toxicity and Detoxification, by Dr. Joe Pizzorno and Lara Pizzorno. Dr. Chris Shade: The Right Steps to Real Detoxification.
Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics, by Seeking Health. Nutrigenomics, by MyDNAHealth and also by CAM. Nutrigenomics Testing, by Anne Pemberton.
OTHER: Sleep, Stress and Insomnia, by BANT. Mastering Mold and micotoxins with Dr Shania Lee. Getting to the Guts of Histamine Intolerance, by Invivo. Strengthening musculoskeletal health through nutrition, by Pharma Nord. Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Dr. Sarah Myhill. Natural Therapies for Chronic Illness with Judy Rocher, by AONM. Chronic Illness Uncovered: Lyme Disease,Viral Pathogens,Morgellons,Mould & More.. , by AONM.