I have worked in the health and wellness industry for over 13 years. While my background is working as a beauty, skin and spa therapist, I have continued to grow my interest in health, wellness, natural therapies and how the body works, over the years.
After also having struggled with some of my own health issues, I went on to study Nutritional Medicine, where today I now practice as a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner and Health Coach, educating others on the importance of food as medicine for overall good health.
A BIT ABOUT MY HEALTH STRUGGLES:
My whole life I have always been of a smaller build and never had to worry about my weight. Although I have never eaten terrible, I never really ever had to worry about the food choices I was making because I didn’t put on weight. Well, that’s what I thought, until I started suffering some of my own health issues over the years from stubborn acne, to terribly inflamed dermatitis, digestive issues for many years and more recently recognised hormonal imbalances, all of which are influenced by diet, which strongly influences the health of the gut. The food I was eating was affecting my gut and my poor gut health had a big part to play in my overall health.
The health of your gut influences the state of your overall health.
As hippocrates say
“ALL DISEASE BEGINS IN THE GUT”
I took many avenues to try to address these problems with very little to no improvement. After having developed an interest in holistic approaches to health, going on to study Nutritional Medicine, I have learnt that the knowledge I have now, I wish I knew back years ago when some of my health problems were at their worst.
Food is a very powerful tool that really is the foundation for achieving vibrant health. What you eat can affect you health in a positive way, yet it can also affect your health in a negative way.
While food is certainly the foundation to achieving overall good health, not just one but our physical, emotional and spiritual self must all be in alignment with one another. Good health is a combination of diet, exercise, sunshine, sleep, relaxation/reduction in stress and mindset. You can be eating well and exercising which is certainly the basis to achieving good health but without eating the right foods for you and without having the right mindset, you are going to struggle to fully achieve the health results that you desire.
Health must always be looked at as a whole person approach.
WHO DO I HELP AND WHY I DO WHAT I DO:
With a interest in Gut Health, Hormonal Imbalances, Weight Management, Anxiety, Stress/Burn Out Prevention, having all of a sudden become a step mum over the last 2 years to an energetic 9 year old boy and having seen my sister and others close to me who are on the motherhood journey struggle with their health, today my sole interest is on helping mum’s get their health back on track.
While being a mum can be such as rewarding experience at times it can be really hard! As a mum, we have so much to do and it often feels like so little time, that sadly way to often we put our own health last.
I help tired, stressed and busy mum’s restore their inner gut health, regain energy, loose weight and reclaim their mama mojo so they can feel good and thrive in motherhood.
The anxiety, overwhelm, fatigue and exhaustion that we feel both physically and emotionally while trying to keep up with doing it all, school lunches, school drop-offs, school pickups, homework, cooking, cleaning, working a part-time job or trying to juggle a full time career, while also making time for your partner, family and friends and somewhere between all that, finding time for your own health and self care! I know the struggle is real!!
With overwhelm, anxiety, fatigue and exhaustion comes poor eating habits or maybe even skipping meals completely. This leads to hormonal imbalances and with hormonal imbalances comes comprised gut health and vice versa. Imbalances with the two of these, comes weight gain and/or inability to loose weight, bloating, constipation, IBS symptoms, headaches, mood disturbances, exacerbation of mental health problems, showing up signs of ageing well ahead of your age, bad skin, sleep disturbances, pms, low sex drive and nutrient deficiencies due to comprised absorption of nutrients from food- which can lead to chronic disease.
So if any of this resonates with you and you are committed to making a change and are finally ready to saying YES to you and your own health, I want to hear from you.