I’ve always been fascinated by the human body and mind, choosing to study a joint degree in psychology and physiology. But my passion for nutrition didn’t really begin until my late twenties. Prior to this period in my life, I often felt tired, rundown and unhappy with my weight. Whilst pursuing a career in insurance and entertaining clients, I would frequently binge on alcohol and unhealthy foods, function on very little sleep and travel for work. A lifestyle that wasn’t sustainable for much longer, especially with my desire to start a family in the future. It wasn’t until I found high intensity training that I really started to think about how I was fuelling and supporting my body and mental health.
I knew one day I would retrain to work in the healthcare sector and return to my love of science. When we moved abroad, I finally found the courage to sign up for a MSc in personalised nutrition. The course content and clinical practice went far beyond my hopes and dreams! I have a keen interest in the gut - brain connection, and I’ve spent many hours researching the link between gut dysbiosis and Parkinson’s Disease, as well as mental health disorders such as depression. I am a published researcher in the Elsevier journal, Brain Research (September 2021), with The link between the gut microbiota and Parkinson’s Disease: A systematic mechanism review with focus on α-synuclein transport. I love my job as a scientific researcher, educator and therapist, and I thrive on trying to make a difference to the lives and comfort of others.
We all have our own health and life stories to tell – and this is where your nutritional therapy journey will begin, by telling me your story during our initial consultation. My own health journey began after experiencing complications during pregnancy and the subsequent removal of my gall bladder. My youngest daughter has also struggled with food sensitivities since she was 3 months old. Both experiences have led me to research gut health, hormones and pregnancy in great detail – which is why I would like to help other women with hormonal imbalances, fertility issues or those looking to support a healthy pregnancy.
I’m a BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) Registered Nutritionist, accredited by the Complementary National Healthcare Council (CNHC). CNHC’s register has been approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
I’m a registered nutritionist specialising in hormones, fertility and brain health.
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