My interest in helping people restore their body’s balance stems from my own quest for answers to a set of symptoms, that for years, seemed disconnected and untreatable.
In my early twenties, I began to suffer one symptom after the next, from an absent menstrual cycle, to skin eruptions, low energy, exhaustion, headaches, stress and a very erratic gut.
Seeing doctor after doctor with little explanation as to why, nor a choice of solutions, I continuously felt I was hitting dead ends.
But these experiences led me to explore my love of food and nature, and to embark on a journey of deep inner work. I delved into studies of physiology, nutrition, naturopathy, macrobiotics and the art of healing cooking. I explored eastern and intuitive medicine, as well as the world of plants and shamanism. I dedicated myself to finding answers and to understanding how I could use food as medicine.
These approaches made sense to me because they focused on the WHY and they looked to nature for answers. Rather than addressing symptoms in isolation, which had been my experience of western medicine, my whole being was considered, in order to seek out the root causes.
After years of hard work and with the help of many practitioners and teachers, I began connecting the dots. A key turning point was connecting with the work of Anthony William, Medical Medium, from whom I learned about the true causes of chronic illness – the WHY – it’s various triggers, and how I could truly use food to heal.
For over 15 years, I suffered with chronic, persistent symptoms that I couldn’t reach. I lost faith in my ability to heal. But I never stopped searching for answers. And what I learnt is that chronic illness requires us to look deeper, to see beyond the quick fixes and many health fads and trends that exist today, and to root ourselves in understanding what makes us sick and what is required to heal.
My approach to working with clients is to meet you exactly where you are right now. There is ‘no one size fits all’, instead, I educate, empower and accompany each individual on a journey towards inner balance.
My philosophy on food is that it’s all about nourishing, with a focus on the healing power of plant based food. It’s about learning what works best for you, as well as coming to know HOW you can use food to heal and to make this a part of daily life in a way that feels joyful and sustaining.
Diploma of Naturopathy and Naturopathic Medicine, CNM
BSc Hons Physiology, Sport Science & Nutrition
MSc Public Health Nutrition
Zest4Life Coaching & Nutrition
Systematic Kinesiology Foundation Plus
Macrobiotics & The Art of Healing Cooking
Ballymaloe Cookery School, Certification Course