As an ex- financial analyst and Chartered Accountant, I know all about the impact of stress!
Twelve years into my career, I found out I had a rare Auto Immune condition after years of chronic fatigue and constant heartburn. Five years on, I was not getting any better in spite of the medications and ‘healthy lifestyle’. I questioned why my body was out of balance and how I could help it regain balance. I started re-assessing the role of nutrition, lifestyle and gently supporting the body back into health. Just as the body is designed to do …
Did you know our bodies are made up of 100 trillion cells? These cells are built from or run on nutrients. Signs and symptoms in your body appear when cells become nutrient deficient. My role in using functional nutrition is to help my clients re-establish cellular health and understand the warning signals the body gives us every day, about underlying dysfunction. This focus is on underlying causes of symptoms in the body, and correcting the imbalance through diet and lifestyle changes.
I have undertaken nutrition studies in Australia, qualifying as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I am a practitioner in Lab testing - my focus here is on the Gut and Microbiome and it’s connection to illness and other cellular imbalances. I have undertaken study with Dr Tom O'Bryan in the area of Gluten and Inflammatory foods.
I specialise in working with clients who have digestive issues – bloat, cramps, GERD, reflux, heartburn. I specialise in rebuilding the gut lining as imbalance here helps drive modern disease including auto immunity, anxiety, hormone dysregulation, allergies, sleep issues and weight gain. I use a combination of lab testing, functional markers, diet, lifestyle & supplements (if needed) to get the bodies biochemistry back into homeostatic balance.
I have stabilised my own health issues and feel it's my goal in life to empower others to be able to do just the same – moving from a position of powerlessness in managing symptoms, to working to address root cause.
I offer on-line and in-person consultations, as I know sometimes it’s just nice to be able to discuss these things face to face but still from the comfort of your own home. I work in Mt Eden, Auckland, but distance is no barrier.
I look forward to meeting you and supporting you back to being YOU .. back to better health!