Although I've always been interested in food and natural health, I just didn't know how to make the connections. I thought I was fairly healthy but actually the truth is I wasn't - smoking and drinking and generally too much time spent in weekend mode, started to catch up with me. Looking back I guess I always had something going on, my weight and skin growing-up were not ideal, I had developed migraines in my teens, psoriasis a few years later and then began to struggle with gut health and IBS - on some level I was starting to panic about the direction my health was going (which only further stresses digestive health). I knew I had to take care of it myself because the conventional help on offer involved pills and lotions but I was convinced there must be something else I could do.
After much searching I discovered Holistic Nutrition and I knew that was what I wanted to do. I sold my small business, moved to Canada with my husband and dog to retrain and will never regret doing that - I loved living there and the new experiences it brought me, but more than that I was fascinated with what I was learning about nutrition, how we interact with it, how our individuality matters - a lot. I realised how bad the food we regularly consume in the western world is for us, and just as importantly I learned about how the environment is suffering to produce it.
Now back in the UK, I’m proud to say I'm a Registered Holistic Nutritionist - I’m by no means perfect with my diet, but I don’t have to worry about symptoms and I feel like there just isn’t enough hours in the day for the amount of energy I have.