DipION FdSc mBANT and CNHC Registered
I have always believed in the power of food, in my youth it made me feel loved and I can still recall the love my Nan felt for me when presenting me with a home cooked meal. Indeed as in many families food was central to celebrations and visits. However my family owned the local grocery store so for us it was central to daily life!
When I left my hometown and went to live and work in London I particularly loved the variety of food available. I also had my first experience of nutritional therapy, seeking advice for fertility. However after having my first child I decided to give up the London life and career and return home. I found this new occupation a difficult adjustment and immersed myself in motherhood, central to this was the realisation that a good diet was crucial to health. I analysed quantities, nutrients, ingredients and recipes!
The more I learnt the more I began to understand the real power of food!
This interest in both food and health was the catalyst to a career in Nutritional Therapy. I chose the esteemed Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London however this meant 5 years of part-time study. It was not an easy journey. Nevertheless problems with my second child led me to seek help from a local Nutritional Therapist for what transpired to be cows milk intolerance. The support and information I received to improve my son’s symptoms was instrumental to me completing the course and receiving my Diploma in Nutritional Therapy (DipION), which in turn I hope can enable me to support you.
I am a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT). This is the professional body for Nutritional Therapists and its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests, nutritional therapy and the nutritional therapist.
I am registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council. The CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners. Sponsored by the Department of Health, the CNHC’s key role is to enhance public protection by setting standards for registration and ensuring that all registered practitioners meet the relevant National Occupational Standards.