I am a mum of two - Zoë and River and step mum to Amy. I live with partner Jonny, our son River, two dogs, a cat and two guinea pigs. I am extremely passionate about functional nutrition, naturopathy, herbal medicine and holistic healing and I enjoy creating interesting and nutrient rich dishes. I have a deep love for animals and nature and a keen interest in history, science, art and travelling. and I am a strong believer in daily exercise, my favourites being yoga, trail running and trekking.
I turned vegetarian at the age of nine out of my my concern for animal welfare, and as I grew up I became far more aware of what was healthy and what was not. My diet was far from perfect and I have had my share of health issues over the years.
Having suffered from asthma in my twenties I was told I would have to be on medication for the rest of my life, however I cut out dairy, exercised more, practiced breath work and started eating a wholefood plant based diet. My asthma is now practically non-existent. Later on I found out my thyroid was functioning on the slow side but with natural medicine and lifestyle changes I healed it. Unfortunately, after the birth of my son and two years of very little sleep my adrenals were suffering and my thyroid was no longer functioning as it should. I was suffering from mild depression, exhaustion, my skin was not looking great and most of the time I just could not function well. This time I had no choice but to resort to medication, but I kept on taking care of what I ate and increased my probiotic and prebiotic rich foods, took herbal medicine - both for my adrenal fatigue and thyroid and well as for other body systems that needed support during my healing - and within 6 months my thyroid was functioning perfectly. During this time I also suffered with bloating, stomach cramps and slow digestion so I cut out gluten, took herbal medicine for my digestive system and really focused on eating gut healing foods and avoiding inflammatory foods and now I can proudly say that I have a great digestive system.
In 2015 I started working as a part time nutrition coach after completing a diploma in nutrition coaching and in 2019 completed a healing diets coaching certificate and a professional diploma in naturopathic nutrition with The School of Natural Medicine, UK. In 2022 I obtained my certificates from SNM in nauturopathy consulting and iridology consulting. I started studying with The Health Sciences Academy in 2022 and in 2023 completed my training in Gut Restoration. My next step in my education is a level 7 diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I have also taken various short courses and webinars on plant based nutrition, sports nutrition, nutrition for cancer, IBS management, breath-work, mindfulness, happiness, and anxiety. I believe that one should never stop learning.
I offer a number of different consultation packages at very reasonable prices which will be completely tailored to your needs, taking into consideration bio-individuality. I use a holistic approach with all my clients bringing together the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of their lives. Consultations can take place both in person or on line. I also have a network of other therapists and health providers that I can recommend if required.
I love to help, as well as empower others to help themselves to live a healthier and happier life.