REGISTERED NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST CNHC
REGISTERED NUTRITIONIST MBANT
My food philosophy
What we eat impacts us on every level: it is fuel for energy, it provides the nutrients our bodies and brains need to function, it is sensory pleasure and social experience.
I love food. I believe that a positive relationship with food, which includes an awareness of how what you eat serves you, is central to good health. Good nutrition is not about denying yourself pleasure from eating. It's the opposite: eating well is about finding pleasure in food that really nourishes you.
I grew up in a health-conscious family. From an early age I understood that certain foods were 'good for me' and that others were less so. But it wasn't until I started thinking about nutrition in my 20s that I really began to tune into how the food I ate made me feel.
I was working long hours in a demanding job, when I started to make the connection between stress and my physical health. I worked with a nutritional therapist, followed her recommendations and within a few months, the symptoms I had been living with for years had resolved. I had more energy, felt lighter and developed a new appreciation for the impact of what I eat on how I feel and function.
My experience was so profound that I decided to study nutritional therapy. I now support women to prioritise their health so they can tune into how their bodies work, eat in way that's right for them and feel their best.
Understanding the nutrients your body needs - and where you can find them - means you can make informed choices about the food you eat.
We are all individuals with different genetics, health histories, lifestyles and tastes. The way we eat should reflect this. With the right support and guidance it's possible to make effective and lasting changes.
Our nutritional needs and lifestyle requirements also change at different stages of our lives. So I don't work with labels, one-size-fits-all diets or generic plans. I work with you as an individual, taking into account your past, your present and your goals for the future.
I have a holistic perspective, looking at your individual characteristics and how they impact on your health. To do this, I explore your:
— story (family and personal health history)
— systems (the different systems in your body and how these function in your daily life)
— self (your lifestyle, relationship with food and what you want to achieve through our work together)
— sustenance (your diet and current eating habits).
This whole-person approach helps me understand your individual health picture. I can then work towards identifying the root causes of your symptoms with the aim of addressing any nutritional imbalances contributing to them.
I believe it is essential for you to understand the reasons for any dietary changes I recommend, so you can move forward with the motivation to make long lasting improvements. I work in partnership with you so you feel informed, supported and empowered to achieve your goals.
qualifications & professional membership
I hold a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London.
I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist working one to one with clients providing personalised nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. I am registered with the CNHC , which is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary therapists. See my consultations page for more information on my nutritional therapy services.
I am also a BANT Registered Nutritionist, delivering talks and workshops and writing on nutrition for a range of audiences and publications. See my press and events pages for more details of this work.
I take part in continuing professional development to further my professional knowledge and skills. I am fully insured.