Growing up with a Diabetic father, (the type 1 version) I developed an interest in nutrition and the importance it plays in keeping us healthy. His life literally depended on it.
But it wasn't until my own health issues that my real learning about what it takes to be healthy and happy began. Ten years ago, two weeks after my Dad died, on my birthday I had a lifesaving operation to remove a Melanoma. I should have been better after this, right? No, this diagnosis was the end result of a body and life out of balance. I was stressed and burnt out, had gut issues and started to put on weight. Have you gone through a stressful time like a divorce, death or trauma amd are feeling the same way?
I made it my mission to rebuild my body and mind in a healthier way. Already a Naturopath, I started studying health coaching through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, which changed my life. I learned about the importance of not only food but Primary Food. It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary.
I learned that food is a very powerful form of medicine and that I can choose on a daily basis to eat the foods that make me feel anxious, fatigued and bloated, or the ones that fuel my body so it can perform at it's best. I became more empowered as I found the foods that worked best for my body and incorporated them in my cooking.
- If nothing changes...nothing changes
- One person’s food is another person’s poison
- To heal we must give the body what it needs and take away what it doesn't need
- Food is powerful...Gut healing is necessary...Reducing stress is ESSENTIAL
- No matter how good the diet is, you cannot get better while you are stressed. Take the stress off the body and the body can heal and thrive.
- The concept of bio-individuality - that each person has unique food and
lifestyle needs... and
that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run.
I am passionate about empowering you with the knowledge and skills to make permanent changes to your health, so you can live a healthier, happier life. My aim is to help you create a plan based on your goals and then translate this information into practical everyday steps.
I’ve combined all my personal and professional expertise in a proven system that can help you finally transform your energy, digestion and moods, feel in control of your health and create a life you really enjoy.
Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I use a personalised, holistic approach to ensure that you will have great success. I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and background.
- B Ap Sci (Nutritional Science)
- Adv Dip Naturopathy
- Cert Integrative Health Coach