The motivation to start The Functional Nutritionist came from my own personal experiences with multiple chronic diseases.
In 2009, 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 with Adrenal and Thyroid Dysfunction, which has a suspected link to autoimmune diseases.
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 the triggers and 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. This encouraged me to also study and qualify as a Hypnotherapist and Crystal Reiki Master.
My goal is to impart this knowledge onto those who are needlessley 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.