I used to be a flight attendant for British Airways, amongst other airlines, for 26 years. During that time I enjoyed life to the fullest, which has often reflected on my health in a negative way. I found that learning about the therapeutic uses of food and the potential impact it can have on health and lifestyle could increase my fitness and zest for life. My personal struggle with fertility also inspired me to study nutrition as the two are intrinsically connected. I hope that my empathy and experience on this subject can help you along this heartfelt path.
Our bodies are resilient and put up with the stresses and strains modern living demands of them, yet gradually, the cracks begin to appear… Niggling symptoms that we tend to ignore begin to surface; we may begin to gain a little weight, have the odd headache or just begin to feel tired a lot of the time. If these symptoms are left untreated a state of ill-health begins to develop.
The body has an amazing way to heal itself with nutrition. I believe that by adding the correct nourishment along with a healthy lifestyle, your body will thank you for it.
I believe in a healthy lifestyle adapting a nutritionally beneficial way of eating and not a diet per se.
I evaluate the root cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. The ‘whole person’ is cared for holistically, tailoring a diet that is best suited to you. More importantly, the changes we make are realistic and fit in to your lifestyle.
I decided to specialise in CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia after watching a webinar by The Chrysalis Effect where the founders heart felt story really touched me. The problem was that there was no medical cure and yet here was this incredible lady, Elaine Wilkins’s story telling us that she had found a way to help people that had, in some cases been suffering for 30 years or more with this debilitating disease.
She was also in the process of giving her product to the NHS. So I signed up straight away and now I can help these sufferers get back to normality and have a healthy, energetic life. It is even more pertinent now as many people are suffering with Long Covid which is very similar.
I gained my Diploma in Nutrition from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM). CNM is a prestigious college that has a holistic view which focuses on whole and organic foods as medicine. I am also a Member of the British Association For Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) as well as being registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which is supported by the Department of Health.
BANT represents the seal of excellence for nutrition health professionals in promoting the highest standards of education, training and qualification within nutritional therapy. CNHC is designed to enable applicants to demonstrate that their training and experience meets the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for their profession.
I qualified as a Nutritional Therapist after completion of a 3 year Diploma at the College of Naturopathic Medicine and I am Registered with Nutritionist Resource
Consultations are completely confidential and conducted in a supportive environment to really get to the root of your health concerns.