Read my story here and find out why I might be able to help you …
I am a busy Mum of two and juggle work and home life – sometimes successfully sometimes not - so I know how hard it can be – but if you throw health concerns into the mix, then every day can just seem such a struggle.
I remember vividly in my twenties being so tired during the day despite sleeping sometimes up to 12 hrs a night, all I could think about was when I could next sleep.
I was overweight regardless of whatever diet I tried (and believe me I did them ALL). Weekends were for sleeping and I didn’t schedule any activities before 11am as I knew I wouldn’t be able to get up in time… I had painful bloating every time I ate and looked 9 months pregnant every evening. I was NOT living my best life!
It took me several years to get a proper diagnosis of an underactive thyroid and many years later after some private functional testing I was able to uncover a gluten intolerance and that my thyroid problem was actually an autoimmune disease which meant that medication alone would not resolve my symptoms.
Fast forward some years and I have been at my happy healthy weight for over 10 year's and I am happy, healthier, and more energetic than I was in my 20’s.
If only I had had someone in my 20’s who had the knowledge and expertise to get me back to health!
Becoming my own health advocate led me down the path of functional medicine and I am delighted to have finally realised my dream of training as a Nutritional Therapist so that I may help others get back to health.
Functional Medicine looks at the underlying causes of chronic diseases or illnesses that are causing us to become chronically ill, rather than treating the symptoms alone as conventional medicine would do.
I am a fully qualified, insured and Registered Nutritional Therapist, graduating with Merit from the Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION); a member of BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) and the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Health Care Council).
I am also an experienced and qualified Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner from the Health Sciences Academy and a member of IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists).
I also help my husband Alan run our successful fitness facility in Strathaven and I run the nutrition and weight loss sessions for our gym members.
I can't wait to work with you and show you how you too can get back the life you deserve.
Diets rarely work in the long term. I know this because I was one of you. I struggled for years - always lured in by the latest headlines and promises of quick fixes and magic pills. Only to fail and drown my sorrows in a box of chocolates to bury my humiliation.
I didn't know the real secret to losing fat and keeping it off but I do now. DISCLAIMER: it's not about eating less and moving more! The secret lies in your hormones, and what you eat, when and why - NOT how much. Then you add in some health coaching on emotional eating, just in case that's holding you back, and building new healthy habits and hey presto you have a new you!