A passion for food
I have always been interested in food. I was lucky enough to grow up in a small village where my mum had an incredible vegetable garden. She is a fantastic cook and we always ate good home cooked food including eggs from our own chickens.
My mum’s passion for food and its provenance and my dad’s collection of books on food from around the world instilled in me a lifelong love of food and appreciation of good ingredients.
I am mum to two children. I know only too well how rushed life can be and how hard it can be putting nutritious food on the table that the whole family can enjoy. But with some know how, planning and simple recipes, it is possible!
When I’m not busy with family life and seeing clients, my favourite thing to do is be in my garden. I am a novice gardener but love nothing more than tending to the plants and soil, growing fruit and vegetables, and enjoying the sense of wellbeing that gardening provides.
I know how you feel
In my late 20s after a period of living in the fast lane, I hit burnout. Although medical support helped, I felt like I wasn’t getting any answers to what was actually wrong. It felt like a sticking plaster approach and I struggled to get to the root cause.
Through my own research I discovered nutritional therapy and I started to see a change in how I was feeling. It was my light bulb moment and I realised this was what I wanted to do. I embarked on a three year nutritional therapy course which I can honestly say was life changing. I studied at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, qualifying with a Distinction in 2005.
As a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT), I am bound by the strict BANT Code of Ethics and Practice. I am also a member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
The nutrition world is fast changing and new research is always being published. I’m committed to staying up to date with the latest research and meeting Continued Professional Development requirements.
As a nutrition and health writer, I have written many informative and lively articles on subjects as diverse as superfoods, stress, and the link between mood and food. I have provided press comment for various publications including Men’s Health, Red, Glamour, Woman, First, Zest, Square Meal, and The London Magazine.
Prior to becoming a Nutritional Therapist, I spent nine years in the PR industry working for a leading London based agency specialising in technology. My roles included copywriting and ghostwriting articles for clients which were published in leading trade magazines as well as on FT.com.
For a fast response to requests for nutrition and health articles and press comment, please call me now on 07712 671 084 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.