Soon after graduating from university with a BA (hons) in French and Business Studies, I spent a few years working in the banking world as a contractor. I had been interested in nutrition for years before I finally decided to turn my passion into a career. I left the word of finance behind me to pursue a series of qualifications. I currently hold a Master's Degree in Personalised Nutrition (from Middlesex University & CNELM).
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, spending time with friends and family, 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 also my mission to inform and educate as many people as possible about the science of nutrition. There is so much conflicting and confusing information surrounding nutrition today and I aim to both dispel the myths, and inform the facts, based on the established research.