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