My name is Wendy, I am a BANT Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who is passionate about helping women just like you address their health concerns using personalised nutrition and lifestyle advice. My main areas of interest are Women’s Hormones (peri & post menopause) and gut health.
Having studied Nutritional Therapy at the internationally renowned “Institute for Optimum Nutrition” (ION) in Richmond, London I now consult with clients 1-2-1 at my purpose built clinic room in Broadstairs, Kent. I also deliver small group workshops educating people on a range of health topics including fermented foods, gut health, improving energy levels and female hormone balance.
My aim is to educate, inspire and coach you to a healthier life by helping you make achievable nutrition and lifestyle changes that can move you forward toward optimum health and feel the best you can.
During my 4 years of training I covered the scientific elements of nutrition which included looking at the most current research as well as intensive clinical practice.
Areas of training include;
- Hormone imbalances (oestrogen, progesterone, cortisol etc)
- Digestion and gut health
- Weight Management
- Blood sugar control
- Heart health (blood pressure, cholesterol)
- Inflammation and immunity
Additional Training Undertaken –
- Introduction to Functional Medicine – Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
- Perimenopause Practitioner – Nutri Advanced
- Gut Transformation Programme – Nutri Advanced
I have always loved food, I grew up in the 80’s, a time when processed ready meals, pot noodles, McDonald’s and convenience foods took over from freshly prepared food. I continued eating a junk filled diet into the 90’s and the new millennium without even considering what it was doing to my health. I now realise that this lifestyle led to imbalances in my hormones and contributed to female health symptoms including weight gain, endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, cysts, painful breasts etc etc etc.
Had I known about the effects of diet and lifestyle on my symptoms I could have done so much more to help myself and maybe could have even avoided the need for a full hysterectomy.
It is now my mission to educate women about how their diet and lifestyle choices can impact on their hormone balance. I want to share what I have learnt and will draw on the latest research to devise a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan for each of my clients.
Voluntary and Community Work
Educating people about how the food we eat can affect our health 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
Digestive Health in Menopause Workshop
5 Steps to a Happy & Healthy Menopause
"Simply Ferment" Recipes for sauerkraut, kimchi, preserved lemons and more
What is Nutritional Therapy?
As a Nutrition Practitioner I use 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 can be produced specific to you and your goals. Nutritional Therapy does not claim to treat, cure or diagnose disease, however, it is a complementary therapy that works well 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 you understand how you arrived at your current health state. My training as a Nutrition Practitioner 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. I may also recommend functional testing and supplements that could further complete your jigsaw and help to focus your program to your needs.