Welcome! I am so glad that you are here.
My intention is simple. I want to help you feel better, whether you’re suffering from digestive or hormonal challenges, such as brain fog, fatigue, bloating, IBS, menopausal symptom, migraine or depression.
As a Registered Nutritional Therapist and the UK’s first Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, I took a long circuitous route to get here. As a child, one of my favourite books was, “Tell Me Why,” and I wanted to be a doctor. I read my aunt’s midwifery book when I was nine, because I found it fascinating. Every year, when I was asked by my teachers what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always the same. “A doctor.” But life took me down a different path, and I ended up qualifying as a chartered accountant and then worked in finance within investment banking. Fast forward to many years later, I made a career change to executive and corporate coaching, but something felt missing.
In the meantime, I’d battled with my own body issues, read most diet books and did virtually all of them, damaging my metabolism as a result. Suffering from weight loss resistance, and now also menopause (brain fog, unclear thinking, lack of energy, poor sleep, hot flushes and night sweats), I stumbled across a couple of books that talked about the biochemistry of food. This was the “tell me why” and the “behind the scenes” that I needed. It threw open the doors to my passion, and that is how I came to complete my 4-year clinical Diploma in Nutritional Therapy with distinction, and 5-year BSc (Hons) degree, which I started when I was 51.
I know what it’s like to not feel like yourself, to know that something’s not right, and that things are not working as they should be, but not knowing what or if anything can be done about it. I’ve had my share of digestive issues. Then to top it all, I remember being at my desk in the office, having a discussion with a small group, about a regulatory issue (I had gone back into investment banking for a few years before I started my degree). Someone asked a question, and I knew that I knew the answer, but my brain just wasn’t firing. My 30-year old colleague? She literally took the words that were stuck between my brain and my mouth and said them out loud in a split second flat.
I had been like that too. What had happened?
I’ve since come to discover that many people, especially professional women in corporate roles, feel this way too. The brain fog, the fatigue, the inner anxiety and angst – they don’t feel able to talk openly about it. Truth be told, I didn’t even want to admit it in the first place.
I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to feel this way. The many symptoms that we are told are down to aging and getting older may have been accepted as “normal,” but that’s only because we’ve had a lack of understanding of what’s going on behind the food. You don’t have to feel tired, hungry or depressed, nor do you have to feel moody, live with a foggy brain or constantly fight incessant cravings and afternoon slumps. You deserve to know what’s happening hormonally inside of your body, why you may be suffering from imbalances, and what you can do about it.
If you can relate to this and are ready to take action, I’d love to help you feel better. You’ve come to the right place.
Welcome once again. I am glad that you are here.