I consider my self very lucky. I was brought up in the beautiful Kent countryside by parents who always valued and championed fresh and wholesome food. I have fond memories of coming home after school, to freshly baked bread, home cooked stews and fresh salads that had lovingly been made by my mum.
While I understood the value and taste of real food and the importance of quality of ingredients, my journey into the world of nutrition began quite simply by reading a book. I bought a copy of Amelia Freer's book Eat, Noutish, Glow and found it so compelling that I read it cover to cover in one sitting. The moment I read that book, something changed. I knew I wanted to know and learn more about the the role that nutrition plays in human health and wellbeing. So I made the decision to enrol at the prestigious Institute for Optimum Nutrition and spend 4 years studying the science of nutrition.
I am also a registered Metabolic Balance Coach trained in an innovative, personalised, all-natural food program that results in hormonal balance and successful long-term weight management backed by over 25 years of research.
As a registered nutritional therapist, mandatory Continued Professional Development (CPD) is required, therefore I continue to educate myself on the latest nutritional scientific research and attend additional training seminars, conferences and exhibitions each year.