About Me

Nutritionist UK, Nutritional Therapist Yorkshire, Nutrition and Wellbeing Coach

Introduction

Like most people I've always enjoyed food although didn't really appreciate its therapeutic value until I had a family and started thinking about the quality of what my children were eating and how this affected them.

Also, seeing people I knew battle with chronic illness and not really having any resolution, inspired me to seek out a different approach to health. My interest in food and nutrition grew and it was a revelation to me that changes in diet and lifestyle can have such a huge impact on how we look, think and feel.

Learning about diet and nutrition became an all-consuming passion of mine and I decided to give up working in primary education in order to pursue a career as a nutritional therapist. I studied at the renowned NCA college in York on an intensive Masters level course with a focus on gaining experience in the college Nutrition Clinic.
My aims are:
• To encourage and support those who want to take back responsibility for their health by making dietary and lifestyle changes.
• To provide support for those who have health concerns with an empathic, compassionate approach.
• To educate people about how to optimise/regain their health and prevent ill-health.
• To seek out the root cause of symptoms, in order to provide personalised strategies to support a return to good health.

I offer help and advice for a wide range of health issues and for those who wish to generally improve their diet in order to optimise their health and wellbeing.

What is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional therapy is an evidence-based approach to maximising health using individually formulated nutritional and lifestyle changes. it promotes the benefits of wholesome, unprocessed foods for optimal wellbeing as well as the therapeutic effects of particular foods for specific health conditions. As a nutritional therapist I use a functional medicine approach. This is a holistic approach which treats each person on the basis that we are each individual in our make-up and a "one size fits all" model of eating just doesn't work for many people. So even if you and a friend have the same symptoms or condition you will not necessarily need to use the same strategies to address these.

A qualified Nutritional Therapist is someone who holds a BANT and CNHC registered degree or post-graduate diploma. As such, a Nutritional Therapist is qualified to work in private practice and see clients on an individual or group basis.

The guiding principle is getting to the root cause of health issues and making dietary and lifestyle changes in order to restore the body to optimal health and wellness. The way I work is a little like piecing together a "health puzzle". I will gather pieces to the puzzle by finding out about your health history, your current symptoms, your current diet and lifestyle and adding in current knowledge from scientific research. Testing may be necessary for some people, this may add more "pieces" to the puzzle. The key to this is then developing a personalised Programme which includes nutritional advice, advice regarding lifestyle changes and supplement recommendations (if appropriate). Equally important is practical and emotional support to assist you in incorporating dietary and lifestyle changes.

How Can Nutritional Therapy Help?

Nutritional Therapy is suitable for everyone, whatever age. It is for those who would like to improve their overall health or for those who would like to alleviate specific symptoms. Some people may have a medical diagnosis and want to do everything they can to support their own health.

Some of the health concerns which may benefit from Nutritional Therapy include:

Digestive problems - constipation, bloating, IBS, reflux, food intolerances

Weight problems - weight gain/inability to lose weight, sugar cravings, blood sugar imbalances, diabetes

Cardiovascular health - raised cholesterol, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome

Hormonal imbalances - PMS, endometriosis, menopause symptoms, cystitis, PCOS

Skin conditions - acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea

Mental and emotional health - low mood, anxiety, poor concentration

Fatigue - low or fluctuating energy levels, chronic fatigue

Autoimmune conditions - rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto's, fibromyalgia

Pregnancy and fertility - pre-conceptual health, male and female fertility, pregnancy

Children's Health - allergies, immune system support

Nutritionist UK, Nutritional Therapist Yorkshire, Nutrition and Wellbeing Coach
Nutritionist UK, Nutritional Therapist Yorkshire, Nutrition and Wellbeing Coach