I was diagnosed with IBS at the age of 14, when I was reaching a time in my life of stress and anxiety, pressure and hormonal changes. My body was trying to talk to me but I didn’t listen. Since then I have suffered on and off over the years with my gut, manifesting as bloating, pain and diarrhoea with that panicked feeling of urgency.
That hot feeling that envelopes your body when those stomach cramps appear interfered with my life. It would prevent me going places or socialising and the bloating after eating would leave me worried about eating out, which is one of my favourite things to do.
This continued through my teens and university , when I worked in the city of London as a stockbroker and still when I had my three children in my 30’s. I didn’t know where to go for help, I wasn’t even sure I could be helped.
I also spent this time trying to ignore my hormones, by taking the pill and hoping for the best. I have a family history of hysterectomies, endometriosis and heavy bleeding so I just stuck my head in the sand and accepted that heavy periods must be something that women should just live with and feeling moody for 2 weeks before my period was something my family should live with.
This is why I decided to study Nutrition, to try and alleviate these symptoms. I had always had an interest in Nutrition and I love science but realised that now was the time to make the change. I began my 3 year Nutrition course with the internationally renowned College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. Here I realised that all the body’s systems are interlinked and hormones play a role in all of our body.
My symptoms have changed over time, with reflux being the latest, which is correlated with the Perimenopause. I didn’t want to be put on PPI’s for a long time,as can so often happen, so I have found different solutions to manage the symptoms. I now hardly ever get bloated and my reflux is under control.
This is a lifelong journey for me, as now in the perimenopause, there are other symptoms to contend with and my background in Nutrition has helped hugely with heavy bleeding, PMS symptoms, low mood and anxiety. This knowledge shouldn’t just be kept to myself, I want to help others, so they know they don't just have to live like this.
Nutrition is a long term fix and I will help empower you to see results and reset yourself for the life you deserve to live. In my clinic, my clients have a safe environment to discuss all their health matters and work with me to achieve wellness and balance in their bodies.
I love working with my clients, and my drive is that I just want them to feel well.