My Story – How my hormones hijacked my health, and my perfect holiday…
I have experienced first-hand how the symptoms of peri-menopause can affect quality of life.
By the time I had reached my late forties, I thought that I had been lucky enough to escape the dreaded menopausal symptoms that I had heard so much about. But a dream holiday to Greece changed all that…
During what should have been the perfect family holiday, in a gorgeous location, I began to experience constant hot flushes and night sweats.
Very quickly the amazing summer break became a holiday to remember for all the wrong reasons…my sleep was disrupted and I felt tired, irritable and anxious. I snapped at my family and my mood was low.
This all took me by complete surprise. I was a nutritionist after all…and I had spent thousands of hours studying scientific research and supporting other women with symptoms just like mine.
What I realised was that I needed to adapt to my body’s changing needs
I was no stranger to hormonal health issues as my wellness journey had begun more than 25 years ago with endometriosis. Conventional medicine had not helped me and it took many years for me to be formally diagnosed.
I was in my twenties when arguably I should have been in the best health of my life, but my symptoms grew progressively worse. AND they badly affected my life.
Something had to change but it took me years to find that “something”. That “something” turned out to be nutrition.
Working with a nutritionist was a major turning point for me. Within just a few months my health was dramatically changed. For the first time in years, I was able to manage my symptoms. In fact, my experience had such a profound effect on my health, and on my entire life, that re-trained as a nutritionist.
I qualified in 2013 from the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London and since that time I have used what I have learnt along with my own experiences to help women struggling with their hormones.
I have since furthered my studies and recently completed a Master’s degree (MSc) in Advanced nutrition. And my dissertation project was on a peri/menopause related topic.
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