Eating for both health and pleasure can be a difficult balancing act and my aim is to support, guide and even inspire you in your journey towards better health!
I can help you to understand why you feel the way you do and work out what needs tweaking to make you feel better! I can help you explore the root causes of your health issues.
Passionate about travel, I ‘ve been interested in a very broad range of foods and in the link between food and health for many years. I was spurred on to retrain as a Nutritional Therapist following the discovery of the low-FODMAPs diet which a close relative decided to try during an Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) flare-up. Whilst the low FODMAPs diet has been shown to help many with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) not many people in the UK are familiar with the diet.
FODMAPs is an acronym for fermentable oligo-,di-, monosaccharides and polyols which are particular carbohydrates that can ferment in the gut leading to sever discomfort. Within days of changing foods all symptoms were eliminated. The link between diet and symptoms was so clear and yet many years of conventional medical treatment elapsed before a gastroenterologist suggested looking at the diet to help alleviate symptoms. This was my turning point and I decided to train as a nutritional therapist.
I have also seen first hand the amazing effect that changing diet and a nutritional therapy protocol can have on children; having had one child with a Candida overgrowth that impacted on behaviour and another child whose mental health was seriously affected by gluten.
I now work with clients who want to lose weight, have more energy, resolve their gut issues such as digestion and bloating, who may be depressed or suffer from anxiety or who simply want to feel and look better! I look at how diet and lifestyle choices are impacting on your health. I use evidence based dietary and lifestyle advice to help you over come these issues.
- I have an MSc in Nutritional Therapy from Worcester University and I’m a registered member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
- As a fully regulated member of BANT and the CNHC, I abide by the codes of conduct as detailed in the BANT Professional Practice Handbook and the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics which may be viewed on-line on their web-sites.
- I’m insured by Balens, specialists for health and well-being professionals and organisations. I’m also a qualified first-aider.
- By choosing a nutritional therapist registered with BANT and the CNHC you can be confident that I am properly trained, qualified and insured.