Why I am Here...
In the summer of 2006 I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. A condition which left me bed bound and exhausted. I was informed that this was an illness for which there was no treatment and then I was discharged and left to go it alone.
Two years later I was diagnosed with Endometriosis following a surgical laparoscopy. Having suffered with extreme pain, heavy periods and multiple hospital admissions for nearly 8 years, I was somewhat relieved to finally have a diagnosis. However, the treatment offered was limited to a hysterectomy or trying for a baby, none of which felt like viable options for me.
I felt disempowered and disillusioned by the treatment options, as well as the conventional medical system that I felt had failed me for years; offering no viable route back to reclaiming my health. I also felt that my health was in the hands of professionals who I had no trust or faith in, yet I lacked the education and tools to find a better solution.
In October 2010 I decided to travel to Australia, where I lived for a year. Whilst there I found myself surrounded by an abundant recognition and awareness of naturopathic treatment.
I decided to research naturopathy and nutrition for myself and became inspired by the abundance of information, success stories and healing that this brought to a variety of health conditions including my own.
"My most challenging moments due to poor health, have inspired me to guide others on their journey to optimum health.
Changing my diet and lifestyle transformed my health and created a new awareness and appreciation of my body, and as a result my mind and spirit too; expanding my sense of wellbeing into all aspects of my life".
Through my extensive personal research, I decided to make some radical changes to my diet and lifestyle. Within a matter of months I was symptom free for the first time in years!
I was so inspired by the changes in my health, that I decided to learn as much as I could in order to help others, who like me, had lost hope and had no improvement with conventional treatment options. So I returned to London to complete a diploma in naturopathy and nutrition at The College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM).
I am a certified member of BANT and the CNHC and have also completed my AFMCP training through the Institute of Functional Medicine.
I work with a variety of health conditions but have a keen interest in both Autoimmune and Gastrointestinal Health.
I also specialise in Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), having taken specialised courses with Dr Allison Siebecker and Dr Jason Hawrelak.