Hi, my name is Wendy. I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist having graduated from the internationally renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) in Richmond, London.
Passionate as I am about food and its health benefits I also understand how difficult it can be to make nutrition and lifestyle changes. My aim is to educate, inspire and coach you to a healthier life by helping you understand how you have arrived at your current health state and how making achievable dietary and lifestyle changes can help you move forward to optimum health.
During my 4 years of training I covered the scientific element of nutrition which included looking at the most current research as well as intensive clinical practice.
Areas of training include;
- Blood sugar control
- Weight Management
I have always loved food, I grew up in the 80’s, a time when processed ready meals, pot noodles, McDonalds and convenience foods took over from freshly prepared food. I continued eating a junk filled diet into the 90s and the new millennium without even considering what it was doing to my health, a life with a sluggish digestive system, low energy and a few extra pounds round the middle seemed to become the norm and acceptable.
Then, when a family member who didn’t smoke or drink alcohol and exercised regularly was diagnosed with cancer I started to really think about what other factors could impact on your health, the missing link had to be food. Could food be the cause of disease and ill health and could it also bring you back from ill health?
This question couldn’t easily be answered and despite my best efforts I ended up being even more confused by all the mixed messages I was reading. So, when the opportunity arose to leave behind a career in office management and accounts I decided to re-train and to educate myself in nutrition and to use that knowledge not only to help myself but help other people just like you!
My Training has taught me that we are all individuals with different needs and has shown me how to draw on the latest research to devise a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan aimed at helping my clients move towards optimum health.
Voluntary and Community Work
Spreading the word about heathy eating is important to me, I am pleased to have been involved in the local community projects listed below.
- Care leavers independent living program
- Healthy hearts project
- Cooking on a Budget
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional therapy uses the latest research to identify functional and nutritional imbalances at an individual level. By evaluating your health history, symptoms and lifestyle a nutrition and lifestyle program is produced specific to you and your goals.
Nutritional Therapy does not claim to treat, cure or diagnose disease, it is a complementary therapy that works alongside conventional medicine, treating you as an individual and addressing your health issues. My aim is to understand your story so far and to piece together your complex jigsaw puzzle helping to understand how you arrived at your current health state. My training in Nutritional Therapy enables me to create a personalised program based on your story so far, aiming to identify nutritional imbalances or deficiencies which can be addressed through dietary changes and lifestyle. Functional testing and supplements may also be recommended to further complete your jigsaw and to focus your program.