After graduating from university with a BA (hons) in French and Business Studies, I spent a few years working in financial services. I had been interested in nutrition for years before I decided to become a qualified nutritionist. I hold a Master's Degree in Personalised Nutrition.
Whilst at university I took up the sport of rowing which has been a big feature of my life on and off since. I also have been involved in a number of other athletic disciplines including running, calisthenics and swimming. I enjoy reading, film, and walking in nature.
My approach to nutrition is based on the functional medicine model, which is a framework of healthcare which seeks to investigate, understand, and address the root cause of health problems rather than just treat symptoms. It also considers the individuality of each person, and recognises personal uniqueness in terms of biochemistry, genetics, health history, diet, lifestyle, and emotion aspects etc. In this regard it is also an holistic approach which, rather than taking each body system and area of dysfunction in turn, recognises the interconnected nature of the body's systems, and how one area can affect another.
My mission is to help individuals achieve their health goals through the use of individually-tailored nutrition, allowing them to live healthier and happier lives. In addition to this, it is my mission to inform and educate people on the science of nutrition. There is so much conflicting and confusing information surrounding nutrition, particularly online. I aim to both dispel the myths, and inform the facts, based on the established research.
Correct nutrition is fundamental to good health and should be considered an indispensable component across all branches of medicine, healthcare, and sport. The human body comprises integrated systems working together to produce healthy function, and correct nutrition is required in order to achieve this. Unfortunately, as a result of modern diets and lifestyles adequate nutrition is all too often fails to be achieved which can lead to a break down of healthy function which leads to symptoms.
The body's systems can become unbalanced and disturbed as a consequence of nutritional deficiencies or excesses, compromised gut health, environmental toxins, and emotional stress. The goal therefore is to uncover the root cause of the dysfunction and offer corrective nutrition as an intervention. This addresses the root cause rather than just managing symptoms.
There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all healthy diet . As an individual with your own unique genetics, diet, health history, lifestyle, and personal goals, you require nutrition to be specific to you! This enables you to get the most out of nutrition, whether you currently have symptoms to address, are interested in using nutrition as a prevention strategy against disease, or want to use nutrition to manage weight, improve energy, increase longevity, improve athletic performance and so on.