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.
What really impacted on me was seeing family members battle with chronic illness and not really having any resolution. I saw them lose control of their health, take an ever-growing list of medications and their health gradually declining.
This inspired me to seek out a different approach to health - I knew there had to be something better than this. My interest in food and nutrition grew and it was a revelation to me that changes in diet and lifestyle could 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.
My areas of specialism are digestive conditions such as IBS and skin condtions such as eczema, acne, psoriasis and rosacea. However, 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.