My Mother believed that good food was key to everything: to happiness, to resilient health and, it could even help you find a husband!
Not surprisingly, I turned to nutrition in my twenties to address a health problem which could only be treated by medication with unpleasant side effects. I made an appointment to see a nutritionist in London and, on her recommendation, modified my diet. The hardest thing was weaning myself off the five espresso’s a day!
Changing my diet had a profound affect. I went from feeling powerless to feeling I had some control over my health. Within a month my energy levels improved, I was sleeping better and my mood was more positive. After three months, I had no symptoms. After twelve months I went to see my GP to confirm what I already knew: that there was no sign of my illness!
I then started to read lots of books on nutrition and attended seminars which fuelled my interest.
I started helping friends and family and enjoyed it. I decided that if I was going to advise people I should get a formal qualification. I enrolled on a Nutritional Medicine degree. The course I chose has its foundations in naturopathic principles. This means treating the person as a whole and focusing on encouraging the body’s natural ability to heal itself. I haven’t looked back and love to see people attain good health and achieve their goals in life.
I live in Bath with my husband and twin son and daughter. I enjoy yoga, ‘shooting the breeze’ with my children, cooking, calligraphy, making things, going to bed early, girls’ evenings, good design and juicy, fat blueberries!