After years of working long hours in a highly pressured job, I took a sabbatical to travel. At the end of my trip I picked up a stomach bug in India and really struggled to shake it off. On returning to the UK I continued to be unwell and didn't receive a clear medical diagnosis for several months. By this point I had become underweight and malnourished and living on a very limited diet. Soon after I was diagnosed with M.E. or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
With very few solutions forthcoming from my GP, my own researched showed that some people got better and others did not. Slowly I began to identify the foods that made me feel better and those that I reacted too. I then moved on to look at how I could get optimum nutrition into a limited diet to help regain weight and rebuild strength and energy. As I began to feel better I also came to understand the key diet and lifestyle factors that had caused me to become more susceptible to illness.
By the time I recovered, I had become
fascinated by just how powerful dietary changes can be in restoring
vibrant health. I am passionate about the influence our diets and
lifestyles have over our health and how simple the changes can be. I
have always been a 'foodie;' loving to cook and eat, so discovering a
whole new way of eating that was delicious and nutritious has been a
key part of my work. Part of the success of my treatments is teaching
people that eating well can be simple, affordable, tasty and - most
importantly - fun!
I trained for 3 years with the College of Natural Nutrition and now run a busy practice in Leamington Spa as a Nutritional Therapist. I am registered with the governing body FNTP, the Federation of Nutritional Therapists and Practitioners and hold full insurance. All certificates are available to view on request.