Some people take their health for granted. I've never been one of them.
As a child I was constantly sick. Doctors fed me antibiotics.
In my teens I was overweight and sluggish. My parents didn't seem concerned.
In my twenties I was overweight, sluggish and started developing mood swings. I didn't do anything.
In my mid-thirties I was overweight, exhausted and depressed. Following a total burnt out and I made the commitment that my priority was to sort my health out, or I would never be happy and fulfilled. After a long journey of visiting many health practitioners I finally got diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I took the prescribed hormones, as well as totally changing my diet and lifestyle. As a result I reversed the diagnostic in under three years.
In my early forties I welcomed a beautiful and healthy baby boy and I am now healthier than ever.
What I do
Experiencing the impact of eating the right food and improving my lifestyle I became eager to learn more about it. I enrolled in Naturopathic Nutrition at CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine) in London and qualified as a Nutritional Therapist a few years later. I am a member of BANT (British Association of Nutritional Therapists) and registered with CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).
I have a functional medicine approach. I believe ill health is the result of imbalances: your body has either too much or too little of something. My goal is to find out the root cause of this disruption so that we can work on it and get you back on track. I have many tools to help me figure that out: we start the first session discussing your symptoms and medical history, I look for signs on your skin, face, hair, nails, tongue, iris (iridology) and finally we can run tests through the NHS or privately.
I use health coaching a lot. In my experience, giving clients a plan never gets them the best results. It is only when I accompany them and use specific coaching tools that I see the best results. So I work differently to all the other Nutritional Therapists, and have better compliance and results.
I took me 35 years to start making my health a priority. As a result I missed out on a lot, because I was always to tired to enjoy myself or to have exciting projects. It's only when I sorted it out that my life started. First I built the foundations: I found my husband, had a son and built a fulfilling career. Then I went to other exciting projects e.g. visit the US national parks with our 8-month old, hike the Mont Blanc with our 23-month old.
As long as you are healthy nothing is impossible, neither mentally nor physically.
My mission is to help you not missed out on life. I know what it is to have low energy, be overweight, and have symptoms that doctors can't help with. I have been there. Because I studied and researched it, I know that having the right nutrition can make all or a substantial difference in your life, especially in chronic conditions where traditional medicine seems to be so powerless despite all the medications available.
I want you to make the most out of life, enjoy every single day, and never let your health get in the way. There is so much you can achieve then. Sky is the limit!
10 things other things you may want to know about me
It is important for me to share my experience and knowledge.
I am a regular nutritionist guest on TV (Chrissy B show, sky 203).
I am interviewed by Unilad (How to avoid holiday weight gain; Gluten-free diets linked to increased risks of diabetes)
I write articles for Nutritionist Resource.
I do short videos on nutrition and lifestyle as Facebook lives or on my YouTube channel.
I send out a monthly newsletter (recap of all this) you may want to check (register here).
I post regularly on Instagram, and occasionally use Twitter.