I am a qualified naturopathic nutritionist with a diploma in nutritional therapy and a postgraduate diploma in Iridology, both from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in London. I also completed the Institute of Functional Medicine's 'Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice' module some years ago.
The mainstay of my work is my one-to-one consultation. With this I hope to work together with you, improving your health picture, looking at possible root causes of symptoms and helping you find well being and balance in your life. I run health workshops, cooking days and offer company health talks.
Where did my interest in nutrition come from? As is often the case, through my own personal story. Growing up with parents who had allergies and digestive disorders, plus a long familial history of cardiovascular disease were reasons enough. Losing someone dear to me to an auto-immune disease clinched my belief that pills and prescriptions can't be the only answer to disease. Preventive medicine seemed the logical holistic approach.
The learning process continues for me. As the understanding of the importance of nutrition grows so too does the body of research and new methods and discoveries.
I regularly listen to practitioner webinars, attend lectures, conferences and practitioner seminars, with a particular interest in brain and gut health as well as auto-immune condtions. I love being part of an ever-growing community and a member of a health therapy that's currently embracing the planet with exciting developments, with daily new research. Thanks to this global message, everyone surely knows by now that we are indeed what we eat.
The organisations I belong to are: the British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT), the Complementary and Natural Healthcare council (CNHC, which is supported by the Dept. of Health), and the Nutritional Therapy Council (NTCC).
In 2015 I attended the Institute of Functional Medicine, and graduated in the ‘Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice’ module. This focuses on what I'd learned at college, namely integrating the patient’s ‘story’ - the history, signs and symptoms - with a science-based approach that supports chronic and complex cases.
Rather than looking for a single treatment for a single diagnosis, Functional Medicine looks at an integrated approach which uses nutrition, diet, functional testing and lifestyle adaptation to improve your health.
For more information about Functional Medicine please click here.
My bi-annual newsletter, monthly website blog and social media pages on facebook and instagram all give me the ideal platform to interact and connect with you.
In this way I can share new and exciting research, recipes and health info and photos of foods, to help you on your journey to wellness.
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