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What's My Story?

Updated: Feb 23

My journey to becoming a Nutritional Therapist ultimately began when my own health deteriorated.

My body started giving me many signs and symptoms such as digestive issues, food sensitivities, hormonal issues, fatigue, migraines & vertigo.


An undiagnosed condition of Migraine Associated Vertigo, (my migraines were silent, often happening without pain), caused such debilitating vertigo symptoms, that I became bed bound for days, weeks and months at a time, forcing me to resign from jobs I loved, give up driving, and causing much stress and distress to me, and my wider family, whom I had to rely on for help, whilst bringing up young children.

 

Over many years I sought help from many different medical practices in an effort to get my health and life back. The list was long from GPs, consultants, private specialist, osteopaths, physiotherapists, vestibular therapists, and medication. The road was long, however a chance conversation with a friend who was seeing a functional medicine / nutritionist, led me to their practice.

Even having collapsed with a bout of vertigo in my initial appointment, they felt they could help me. And so, my health journey with nutrition & functional medicine began. As early as six months later, I was off all medication and back leading a semi-normal life, although this journey was to continue for many more months and years.

This breakthrough in my own health recovery inspired me to build upon my background as a holistic therapist and reflexologist and sign up to a three-year degree course at the London College of Naturopathic Nutrition (CNM). I knew I wanted to help people that have their own lives blighted by health conditions.

 

The CNM taught me so much about how our body has an amazing ability to recover, given the right help to function & environment. What we ultimately put into our bodies through food & diet, our lifestyle and the environment, envelopes around us, along with our own genetics, it affect our bodies systems in good and potentially bad ways. Using a naturopathic and holistic approach we can understand our own signs and symptoms, not as isolated complaints but as signals from the body that all is not well. 

Diet, nutrition and lifestyle has had a major impact on my own health, and this is also true for many other conditions, as well as our health and wellbeing. I know this only too well, and this drives my passion to helping others achieve this. Today, I am still continually focussed on keeping my condition under control and can appreciate how challenging this can be with a chronic or longterm condition. 

I use a holistic and naturopathic approach alongside functional medicine testing if it is necessary, to gain a deeper understanding of your symptoms and body as a whole. The body will always try to heal itself, it just needs the right conditions to do so.

Book a free discovery call with me today to discuss how Naturopathic Nutrition can help you.

I use a holistic and naturopathic approach alongside functional medicine testing where necessary, to gain a deeper understanding of your symptoms and body as a whole. The body will always try to heal itself, it just needs the right conditions to do so.


As Hippocrates famously once said “Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food”



Nutritional and naturopathic strategies have been shown to help reduce migraine occurrence and severity and increase the quality of life for many sufferers. As a migraine nutritionist, we will work together, with an aim of understanding your individual triggers and drivers, both within food and lifestyle. 

Each migraine sufferer will be unique in presentation, and therefore unique in their treatment plan. I know this only to well with my own life changing experience of migraine associated vertigo. I am only too aware of how migraines can be totally disabling and the struggles you may be facing. For me, diet and lifestyle was an area that was never really discussed in a  medical treatment plan. I have myself discovered how powerful a personalised migraine diet plan, optimal nutrition and lifestyle management can be to any migraine sufferer. 

Working with my clients on an individual basis gives me the opportunity to understand not only them as a person but also their medical history and understand their wider picture, such as genetics, lifestyle, hormonal, dietary and whole body snapshot which can be so important and often overlooked when looking to treat migraines. Understanding where the root causes can be coming from is very important to managing migraines.

We will work together, providing you with a plan, in which we will continue to build upon, week by week, to support you to understand your migraine triggers and drivers. My aim is to education and empower you to manage and raise your migraine threshold. Your plan will include diet and nutrition advice, including recipe, product and shopping advice, through to areas requiring support such as hormonal, endocrine health, sleep, environmental and stress management advice. Recommendation on supplementation and other tools are provided. Where needed, functional medicine testing such as hormonal, stool, blood and genetic testing can be beneficial to understand your wider migraine picture.

You may wish to read further information regarding migraines in my blog posts, as well as read my story, where I talk further into the role of nutrition, gut health, hormonal health and nutrigenomics for example.



I am a Nutritional Therapist offering one-to-one, in-person, or online consultations.


Specialist areas include:

🥦 Menopause & Perimenopause

🍎 Female Hormonal Health

🥑 Migraines

🫐 Digestive Health

🍋 Food Sensitivities & Special Diets

🍉 Energy & Vitality


Naturopathic Nutrition's holistic approach to health & wellness recognises the interconnection between diet, nutrition, lifestyle & overall wellbeing to support the body's natural healing processes & provide necessary nutrients to help you optimise your health, & feel your best!


I work on a 1-2-1 basis either in-clinic or using online consultations, with my clients to provide a personalised nutritional approach. I use a naturopathic and holistic approach taking your whole body and picture into account.


Book a free Discovery Call with me today, to find out how I can help you manage and empower you in your own migraine story!





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