I am an Australian mum of 3 gorgeous boys currently living in the UK but soon moving back to Australia after more than 21 years away!
I have always had a keen interest in Health, long before having children, but our journey in family nutrition really started while living in Hong Kong where we spent 7 wonderful years.
My middle son suffered reflux as a baby but was otherwise fine until he reached around 2.5 years of age in 2010. Gradually he stopped sleeping and his behaviour began to change. H became incredibly defiant, monumental meltdowns that took hours to get over and he started to display some sensory processing issues (particularly around sounds and crowds) and many fears and phobias. This continued for almost 2 years, getting progressively worse, initially only at home but eventually in all aspects of his life. In 2012 his teacher suggested we have him assessed for autism spectrum and sensory processing disorders.
We finally turned to a naturopath for help and were recommended a tailored supplement protocol and a gluten free diet along with some testing to help us identify where to begin. A tough few weeks followed while we implemented changes and then we have never looked back! We have since discovered that he is extremely reactive to gluten, artificial colours, flavours and preservatives and our diet has evolved along the way.
We have had many more successes and witnessed time and again the healing power of nutrition and functional medicine within our family and that of friends and more recently clients – Pyroluria diagnoses (and low zinc and B6) for all 3 of my children being amongst them.
I am now a fully qualified Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist and registered with the Naturopathic Nutrition Association in the UK. I have taken further studies with The Institute for Functional Medicine and an Autism Mastery program with the Integrative Medicine Academy in the US. I have also completed a foundation kinesiology course and use this with fantastic results to help guide many of my consultations.
My client base is a mix of both children and adults seeking help with nutrition to support many aspects of physical and mental health. My passion continues to be supporting brain health through nutrition and I am increasingly supporting a growing number of clients with fibromyalgia and ME/Chronic fatigue. I am finding this to be an incredibly rewarding group of people to support.
I look forward to sharing the healing power of nutrition with you all.