Would you like to get your energy back and feel like your old self again?
Do you feel that your hormones could be impacting your sleep, your mood, your energy, your weight, your brain and your overall zest for life?
Are you finding it hard to be that modern woman who juggles work and family life with your own well being?
If this sounds like you, you could be in need of a little help and guidance. What you eat and drink and how you live your life could be having a big impact on your hormonal health
I provide personalised nutrition and lifestyle plans to support you through making changes to your diet and lifestyle, so that you can feel your absolute best, whatever you age.
I have had many years of experience with my own hormonal issues and now I support women like you to manage theirs.
My hormonal story
My hormonal story was the reason I changed career paths and re-trained as a nutritional therapist. It started with endometriosis . It took me many years to be diagnosed and I tried many things to alleviate my symptoms including prescription medications. However, I would often be housebound due to my symptoms and I understand how lonely and isolating this can be.
Somewhere along the way, I discovered nutritional therapy. This was nearly 25 years ago. Nutritional therapy was pretty unheard of back then, but I was desperate and this was the turning point for me. I made changes to my diet and lifestyle and I took some recommended supplements. Within a couple of months I started noticing the difference and this is what motivated me to continue.
I will be the first to say, it was not always easy. I managed my symptoms this way for at least a couple of years and in fact, I moved on and pretty much forgot about them all together. So much so, that at some point I stopped eating as well, and taking care of myself as much. The symptoms returned and I ended up having surgery. This was a massive wake-up call for me and following surgery I went back to a nutrition and lifestyle approach, and I haven’t looked back since.
My experience had a profound effect on my life. The year after my surgery I started my training as a Nutritional Therapist. I graduated from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) in London in 2013 after 4 years of study. Since then, I have continued to study alongside working and I am currently in my final year (2019-2020) of a Master’s of Science (MSc) in Advanced Nutrition. My dissertation topic is focused on menopause and how diet and exercise could help in managing weight gain throughout this life transition.
Fast forward a decade or so and I am now coming towards the end of peri-menopause. I have experienced hot flushes and night sweats, lack of sleep, mood changes and low energy. However, as a results of my studies and clients, this has become a specialist area for me. I know the science and I am aware of what triggers symptoms for me and so I am able to manage them including weight gain.
I have found that my passion lies in supporting women to manage their hormonal issues through nutrition and lifestyle choices. With the knowledge that I have gained from both my personal journey and professional experiences, my mission is to empower women to live their healthiest lives especially in mid-life and beyond.
4 week Practitioner training for supporting female hormonal health – Nov/Dec 2019
Institute for Functional Medicine – Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice – Jan 2019
Final year (2019-2020) of a 3-year Masters of Science Degree (MSc) in Advanced Nutrition
Dissertation topic – potential diet and exercise interventions for managing weight gain in peri-menopause and menopause.
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