Meet the Nutrition Team
Our qualified practitioners are passionate about what they do.
I am an associate member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT), the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), and the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP). As a Naturopath, Naturopathic Nutritionist and Iridologist I believe the complete person is the inter-relation of our psychological, emotional, social, spiritual and environmental state.
The key to Naturopathic principles is prevention, however, the body has the innate power to heal itself and my role is to educate and empower each individual to take control, to promote good health and restore wellbeing through appropriate nourishment and lifestyle.
Now more than ever, we lead stressful busy lifestyles in polluted environment’s leading to poor sleep and dietary habits, these are all disruptive to our homeostasis and in turn set our bodies out of balance. Symptoms of pathologies are alarm bells; a Naturopathic approach uses science based medicine whereby the whole person is considered in order to uncover the underlying root cause.
My special interest lies in the gut, research shows that many chronic metabolic diseases begin in the gut, we are not what we eat but what we absorb. The gut-brain axis is the communication system between your brain and gut, your brain affects your gut health and your gut affects your brain health. There are more neurons in the gut than there are in the brain, 70-80 percent of your immune system is in your gut and hormones in your gut help control your body clock. Billions of beneficial bacteria live in your gut, these are your ecosystem and play so many vital roles in promoting the smooth operations of your body’s network. A healthy gut will act as a barrier from external invaders such as toxins and other pathogens.
By achieving a greater state of health through balancing and sustaining the functions of the individual’s needs a Naturopathic approach can, amongst other conditions aid with the following:
- Digestive disorders, autoimmune disorders, liver and gastrointestinal health
- Hormonal imbalance, low energy, fatigue and skin health
- Immune strength, allergies, fungal infections and parasites
- Nervous system, poor sleep, fluctuating mood, ADHD, autism, stress management and anxiety
- Reproductive health, PMS, menopause and circulatory
- Weight management, metabolic syndrome, blood sugar balance, detoxification and brain fog
- Plant based nutrition – reduces pain and inflammation
- HEALTHIER DIET AND LIFESTYLE, some individuals just want to know how and what to eat and how to move
During your initial consultation a detailed full case health history and diet sheet will be taken. In some cases I may request diagnostic laboratory testing to evaluate further what is going on in the body, these are at an extra cost and are optional. Following the initial assessment you will be given a protocol to include a detailed explanation of the contributing factors to your symptoms as well as personalised and sustainable nutritional and lifestyle recommendations. I may include a combination of Herbal Medicine, Food Supplements, Homeopathy, Biochemic Salts or Bach flowers.
A follow up consultation is recommended 4 weeks after the initial consultation and will be booked during your init