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I understand what it’s like to be blighted by physical and mental health issues.
In my 20’s I suffered a lot with irritable bowel syndrome, then in my early 30’s was diagnosed with cancer, with treatment leaving me traumatised, fatigued and in chronic pain.
Working in a busy corporate job, there was no time for self care, and my mental health deteriorated, trying to juggle work, family and ill health, resulting in burnout and lost hope for the future.
With conventional medicine resigning me to a life of painkillers, my own holistic journey began.
With help from a nutritional therapist and personal trainer and a hunger to help myself, I realised that self-care was a necessity, and small changes were having a big impact on my physical and mental health.
A lifelong passion for nutrition could no longer be ignored, and after 4 years of study, I graduated from the highly respected Institute for Optimum Nutrition.
My mission is to educate and empower you with the benefits of lifestyle medicine, helping you to feel well again, working alongside our amazing NHS. Just as important is to prevent chronic disease with 40% being preventable with lifestyle changes.
Nutritional Therapy tackles the root cause of a health problem, rather than treating the symptoms. Every one of us is unique, our genes, biochemistry and life experiences deserve an approach that is truly personalised. Your story often provides the clues to your symptoms, listening free of judgement and providing tools to integrate into your life.
My values centre around:
Listening and respect for your life story.
Empowering you to make informed decisions about your health.
Applying the latest research to your individual circumstances and providing exceptional customer service.
I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC) and a member of the British Association of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) which ensure standards of care are met and peace of mind that qualifications are robust.
I am also accredited with the Centre for Integrative Sports Nutrition specialising in holistic sports nutrition supporting the long term health of the athlete as well as performance.
Exercise and movement are just as crucial to healthy ageing as our diet.
As a trustee of Tyneside Womens Health I am also passionate about supporting the third sector, and providing education in charity and community settings.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you're interested in learning more about how nutrition can benefit your community group.