“The motivation to start The Functional Nutritionist came from my own experiences with multiple chronic diseases. I am here to help women like you restore balance within their bodies, and look and feel like the best version of themselves.”
At the age of 26, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, the very same autoimmune disease that my mother sadly lost her life to, back in the mid 80s. I was given a prescription for a chemotherapy drug, and advised by the doctor that I would have to take this medication for the rest of my life if I didn’t want any long term joint or organ damage, but wasn’t given any advice on how to manage the disease or any indication as to what is causing it.
I have always had a strong interest in alternative therapies, and being the determined and stubborn soul that I am, I refused to sit back and do nothing, so I began to research ways that I could help myself. I made changes to my diet and embarked on a self-designed wellness programme, which resulted in seven years of clinical remission.
A few years later, the rheumatoid arthritis returned with a vengeance, alongside chronic fatigue, severe inflammation and weight gain. After having tests done privately to understand my biochemistry, I was diagnosed thyroid dysfunction, and polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS).
Whilst conventional medicine did help me to manage my symptoms I still had so many unanswered questions, as to why I had them in the first place. I decided to study Functional Medicine, to help me to find and address the underlying causes of my health conditions.
It was whilst studying that I learnt that health isn’t just about your physical body, but also your mindset, emotions and spiritual wellness, and so my wellness protocols incorporate EFT, Chakra Balancing and Hypnotherapy.
My goal is to impart this knowledge onto those who are needlessly suffering, just like I was, once upon a time. I strongly believe that our mental, emotional, and physical health are interconnected and to treat one, you must treat all.
If you are suffering from joint pain, hormonal imbalances, fatigue or weight gain, why not book in for a FREE 30 minute call with me to see how we can work together to get you back on the path to optimal health and wellbeing.