Early on

My working career began as a professional dancer, dance teacher and later a Pilates instructor. In my early twenties, I experienced a sudden, unexpected, decline in health, resulting in persistent chronic symptoms including systemic muscular pain, digestive issues, chronic fatigue and debilitating arthritis of no obvious cause. After several years of hospital visits and relentless tests, I was diagnosed with M.E./CFS aged 27. To my relief, I had a diagnosis, to my distress, conventional medicine offered limited understanding and no intervention.

In seeking to manage my own health, I developed an interest in nutrition and its ability to influence health and wellbeing. My interest developed further throughout pregnancy & following my fathers’ diagnosis of stage 4 bowel cancer, aged just 49 years old.

As my motivation to unravel the intricacies of health, food and biochemistry grew, I began studying at the prestigious UK College of Nutrition and Health (BCNH) where I graduated with distinction in 2008.

Following qualification, I began working in Nutrition Education at BCNH supporting the clinical practice learning of BSc honours students. I then became Clinic Director of Good Health Nutrition (GHN) followed by resident Nutritional Therapist for Nuffield Health, Brondesbury Park Wellbeing Centre. I am proud to have spent the last 5 years as a team member of IBS Clinics specialising in gastrointestinal illness including IBS, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Intestinal Bowel Disease (IBD), mould/yeast colonisation and histamine related illness.

Current

In addition to working in clinical practice, I am delighted to be part of the Clinical Specialist Support team at Regenerus Labs. My role involves supporting practitioner learning, advising best test selection and interpretating comprehensive test results.  

With over 14 years’ extensive experience in private practice, I bring a wealth of evidence based clinical knowledge, expertise and personal insight into life changing health challenges and coping with chronic ill health.

This is our reality: we are all truly unique, with our own individual physiology, biochemistry and innate resistance and susceptibility to viruses, bacteria, fungi/mould, stress, food & environmental chemicals/toxins. To add to this complexity, we are susceptible to circumstance, genetic expression, emotional and immune vulnerability, trauma, triggers and personal adversity.

Using the Functional Medicine framework allows my work as a Nutritional Therapist to understand and identify the root cause of illness. I am not simply addressing symptoms but seeking to establish what’s driving them. From here can we identify unique needs, tailor action, begin symptom reversal and optimise health.

Positive changes in health are possible.

In 2012 I made it back to the dance studio.

In December 2017 we celebrated my Fathers 70th Birthday alongside my sons 18th.