Born with a congenital heart defect, I spent the first ten years of my life being treated at the renowned John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. By the time I was a teenager I had already been prescribed a number of potent pharmaceuticals. In fact I would still be taking many of those drugs today if I hadn’t learned one vital fact…
The body will attempt to heal itself time and time again given the right nourishing and energising foods. In short, food is life!
Over the years, I developed a keen interest in the therapeutic use of nutrition and the amazing impact that it has on health and wellbeing. Conversely, I also began to appreciate the tremendous strain that modern day life can put upon our bodies. Although highly resilient, over time minor symptoms begin to surface… Weight gain, lethargy, the occasional headache, aches and pains and so on. If these symptoms are left unsupported then in many cases a state of ill-health will start to develop.
My passion for health and regaining that essential zest for life led me to the prestigious London College of Naturopathic Medicine (CMN). I gained my Diploma in Naturopathic Medicine after three years of studying both biomedicine and the fundamentals of Functional Medicine.
I now run my own busy clinic in central Exeter and am a full member of the British Association For Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT). Further I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which is supported by the Department of Health.
BANT represents the seal of excellence for nutrition health professionals in promoting the highest standards of education, training and qualification within nutritional therapy. CNHC is designed to enable applicants to demonstrate that their training and experience meets the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for their profession.