I come from a family with lots of intolerances and sensitivities and my mum inspired my curiosity and love of food. I saw how creatively she catered for everyones needs using the same ingredients. This experience was incredibly useful during the time I worked with children who lived away from their families and I focussed on their wellbeing through good food; nurturing them emotionally, spiritually and supporting them to achieve developmental milestones. New research has now provided greater insight on the important connection between our gut, brain and stomach and how fundamental it is to our whole wellbeing .
The course I choose used a Naturopathic approach and my love of whole foods and a holistic way of life. I began my training after my second child was 2 and learnt about biodynamic food and the health benefits of eating seasonally. I became better informed on the principles of good Nutrition and how to grow healthy children and through this training have taught my family the importance of eating well. I have learnt about traditional Chinese medicine and the importance of organ health. I have deepened my knowledge of the moon and the powerful influence it has on us using the healing qualities of the zodiac and the natural push and pull of the moon.
I learnt how to support clients to optimise their well being using food as medicine and the importance of taking their case history using natural nutrition philosophies to restore the imbalances using wholesome food. I attend continuous professional develop courses for each of my therapies.
These practitioner seminars support professional development. I have learnt the benefits of natural food and the ways how it is synthesised and utilised to optimise wellbeing outcomes. During my training I learnt of the importance of Natural Nutrition and became more passionate about vitality rich food and helping others optimise their health and wellbeing goals.
I introduced a lot of changes for myself as I learnt about eating well and how to take care of my body responding to it’s needs according to the seasons. I used the ancient knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine to respond to the sounds of my organs and gradually, over four years learnt the principles of Naturopathic Nutrition which has been essential for me in staying well and staying healthy.
I love food. I cook everyday at home with fresh seasonal food. – I share the principles of my training in Natural Nutrition during my cookery classes and use vitality rich ingredients to make my food versatile and interesting.
I have a growing family and children so my food is varied to make it appeal to each of them. All of the recipes I share on my instagram and Facebook accounts are based on my own dietary habits and these showcase the food we eat at home. Some of my favourites are shown there. For me food should be enjoyable and I do this for my family using my heritage and influences which include having been bought up to enjoy old-time favourite puddings and heat food from the mining region I grew up amongst. Along with my own family heritage where recipes have been handed down in my own family which uses many Ayurvedic food and spices.
How I work for clients?
In a typical wellbeing consultation, I assess the individual’s health, family including hereditary factors or illness, dietary and eating habits. I learn about their digestive function, lifestyle and wellbeing needs.
Having this information helps me devise a bespoke lifestyle plan for the individual’s unique circumstances and the many ways I can help them address where they wish to be for their health and wellbeing goals.
I use a step by step plan, offering practical adjustments and recommendations which may include dietary changes as I take my case using tools learnt from traditional chinese medicine for organ support. I offer homeopathy and draw on my Systemic Therapy and Social Work expertise when listening to the underlying issues people feel stuck.
My wellbeing plan is bespoke to your needs and I support you make small or bigger changes using a holistic approach to help you feel supported to implement the changes to make them sustainable for your longer term wellbeing needs and goals.