Why come to me?
I know exactly how you feel, because that was me up until about ten years ago.
At the age of 40, I thought I was destined to be overweight for life, I had eczema, asthma and was making bad food choices but I couldn't not stop myself. I loved of cooking and my social life centred around food.
What's different now?
I'm approaching my 50's & life couldn't be more different! I lost weight initially with a commercial weight loss programme. It was great, but I hit a wall with 10lbs left to lose. I was introduced to a Nutritional Therapist at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) for help with my worsening eczema.
My Nutritional Therapist took a detailed medical and symptom history, gained an understanding of my lifestyle, stresses, food likes, dislikes, challenges and strengths. She was able to identify the underlying causes of my health problems and expertly armed me with knowledge, offered practical simple dietary and lifestyle recommendations, support and guidance and I began to see and feel the results.
Today, my skin is healthy, my asthma is virtually gone, I lost the last 10lbs and have maintained my ideal weight for ten years. I truely enjoy running and walking regularly (I literally would not run for a bus before). I've supercharged my career prospects and set up Oakwood Nutrition so that I can share my knowledge and coaching skills to help you to achieve optimal health.
Qualifications & Professional Registrations
I trained for three years at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) in London, qualifying with a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy, based on Functional Medicine & fully accredited by The Nutritional Therapy Education Commission [NTEC]. I consult the most recent evidence-based research to ensure a safe and effective practice with high professional standards.
Member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
Registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council [CNHC], overseen by the
Professional Standards Authority [PSA], the only government recognised regulator for
Nutritional Therapists & NHS recognised.
Member of Zest4Life Nutrition & Weight Loss Ltd
An accredited ION Nutritional Therapist will recognise
when necessary, to refer a client back to their GP or other health practitioner.