Through my own journey, I have learnt how important looking after what you eat AND how you think really is, and the impact it can have on your wellbeing.
My passion with food and it’s impact on our mental wellbeing began in my 20s when I was busy carving out a career in media … with a diet high in alcohol, refined carbs, caffeine and stress! I started to suffer with anxiety and panic attacks I knew something had to change.
I began reading and researching like crazy, looking for the magic cure, pill or trick that would just make it all stop (which doesn’t exist by the way)! I then started to learn about food and how easy, everyday changes to my diet could change how I felt mentally.
I wanted to learn everything I could about food and nutrition, and took myself off to college at CNM for a three-year Diploma in Nutritional Therapy, qualifying in 2009. In 2016 I trained as a clinical hypnotherapist from the ICH too, in order that I can work with my clients on both aspects of physical and mental health.
Looking back now, I also experienced physical symptoms such as hormone issues, cystic acne and urticaria (hives) but at the time I never connected the dots. I was too busy to stop and realise that these were being caused not just by my poor diet but also by emotional and mental state too.
I have since gone on to further my studies with The Institute for Functional Medicine as well as The National Centre for Eating Disorders, and I am continually reading and attending courses every year, as I am fascinated with how our brains work and the impact food can have.
I look forward to working with you