I graduated as Nutritional Therapist in 2016 from the renowned College of Naturopathic Medicine. Since graduating I have been specialising in hormonal health, and most recently in menopause.
I am a member of BANT - British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine , a professional organisation for registered nutrition and lifestyle medicine practitioners. I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council - CNHC, which holds a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA), an independent body accountable to the UK Parliament.
Only Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioners and Registered Dietitians are trained and qualified in clinical practice to meet national standards and work in a one-to-one setting.
Registered Nutritionists have met training and qualification standards and work with groups, and the wider industry, academia and in non-clinical settings.
BANT members are required to meet Continuing Professional Development (CPD) standards.
Like many of us, I lead a busy life and never thought that menopause would actually catch up with me!
How wrong was I? From mood swings, weight gain, brain fog, which I considered ‘normal’ side effects of a demanding job, I suddenly found myself depressed and dealing with serious mental and hormonal issues.
My intense research led me to the world of Functional Medicine, a holistic approach firmly grounded in scientific evidence, and my life took a very different turn. From an interest in understanding what was going on with me, I became fascinated with the science of nutrition and its complex role in our bodies and minds, and decided to change my career to become a Nutritional Therapist with the hope that I could help others to overcome this tough transition.
My journey hasn’t been a walk in the park, more like a rollercoaster, but the changes are here to stay. I feel like myself again.