Twenty years of battling low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), kidney disease and constant fatigue taught me many things. I worked out how to identify food intolerances, balance my blood sugar and cried eureka when I could finally take part in intermittent fasting!
Sounds good, but the truth is it took a LOT of trial and error to figure this all out. Despite growing up in a food conscious home where everything was cooked from scratch, I had to learn how to go beyond diet and exercise to get to the root cause. This is where food intolerance testing, and nutritional therapy helped me to finally get well.
I went back to school in 2003 and qualified in 2006 from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London as a Nutritional Therapist. Today I live and work from home in Los Angeles where I create and run educational health programs that teach how to identify food intolerances, lose weight and gain energy by balancing the metabolism and healing the gut.
I work with clients in the US and UK via phone/internet using the following approach:
Listen: First I conduct a thorough assessment of your current situation. I provide a comprehensive health questionnaire to get a clear understanding of your health goals, concerns, and lifestyle.
Gather: I then analyze your results, health history, diet, lifestyle and lab results to identify any nutritional gaps or causes that may exist and create a program that addresses the cause rather than the symptoms.
Create: Based on my findings I create a personal program that aims to meet your health goals, budget and lifestyle, in the shortest possible time. In addition, I educate you from a holistic perspective so that you can take an empowered and active role in your wellbeing journey.
Partnership: I work with you over time through regular meetings to help you track, monitor and adjust your program as you continuously move towards meeting your goals.
Outside of private practice I am the Educational Programs Specialist for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals where I perform in-depth reviews of educational programs, seminars and continuing education submissions. I also host "The Scoop," NANP's monthly educational webinar, providing advanced and specialized Nutrition Education.
I know what it’s like to be frustrated when you think you are doing everything right; I also know what it’s like to work with large groups of people with the same goal each requiring a different roadmap.
My job is to join the dots and remove the blocks one step at a time that have been preventing you from looking and feeling your best.