Nutritional Therapy Westbourne, Bournemouth
WELCOME to my website.
May I refer all new clients seeking nutrition advice to the BANT website to find a qualified practitioner closest to your area.
I am currently taking a sabbatical year from one to one nutrition consultations in order to better balance my time between working in The Discount Health Store in Westbourne [ Pop in for a quick chat] and teaching with The Diocese of Portsmouth Called & Gifted Team . Whilst I love nutrition & understand it's important role in maintaining good health, my passion at this point in my life is in helping others to understand their unique purpose & giftedness. Without discovering what 'lights us up' many people tend to reach 'burn out' and the impact this has on their mental & spiritual health is considerable. So, I am going to indulge time in my voluntary work with The Called & Gifted programme for the next year.
FOOD for THOUGHT!
I have been finding that more of my time is spent talking to clients about the impact of stress on digestion, the immune system, mental health and weight management rather than the impact of nutrition. The levels of stress presented by people today is of such concern that I feel more of my time is needed helping people to understand how they are feeding themselves spiritually. We have become so used to living off adrenaline & feeling stressed that we have lost the sense of peace within us & around us
The best understanding of this is represented in the You-Tube podcast by Bishop Robert Barron 'Spiritual Food' where he compares what gives nourishment to the soul with what is effectively 'soul junk food' ..... worth watching!
Bournemouth Nutritionist with experience in Sheffield and London
In November 2013 I re-located to the beautiful Westbourne area of Bournemouth from a successful nutritional therapy practice in Sheffield. I had previously been a tutor for first year students studying Nutrition in London. I now enjoy working in the heart of a community, in the lovely environment of Westbourne's much loved Health Food Shop. Here I have the pleasure of helping, serving and learning from many loyal customers in their endeavours to keep healthy and balanced.
Over the last 3 years I have been actively involved in a Teaching role within the Diocese of Portsmouth helping others to discover their purpose & explore their unique giftedness. I have often been told that "I see the whole person" .....I believe that having a deeper understanding of ourselves & those around us and a sense of what brings joy (as opposed to stress!) is as important to health as good nutrition.
For new clients, here are a few things to consider before booking a consultation:
Key Questions to Ask
Is the Nutritional Therapist both experienced and well qualified?
Yes. For full details of my background, qualifications and ethos go to the Practititioner page
Do former clients recommend seeing a Clincal Nutritionist and what has Nutritional Therapy done for them?
I am fortunate to have a selection of client testimonials which provide an insight into many of the benefits of nutritional therapy - take a look at the Testimonials page
What can you expect from a consultation with a CNHC registered Nutritional Therapist and what are the fees?
Go straight to the Consultations page for full details.
Which health symptoms have clients commonly presented with when seeking nutritional therapy and what tests are available to them?
My specialist area is digestive health with many IBS clients requesting consultations.
Low energy and loss of vitality is another common health problem and I have seen an increase in both male & female clients with Chronic Fatigue symptoms.
Female health is a particular area of interest with clients at various life stages presenting with hormone related issues. More recently I have worked successfully with a client with fertility issues and this is an area I would like to work with more.
Weight management is a common reason for seeking a nutritional therapist and I like to approach this as part of a broader focus, ensuring blood sugar management is understood and achieved.
Pain, inflammation and immune support are often part of a client's case history, manifesting in a variety of health symptoms.
Some clients seek nutritional therapy to help them with mental health related issues alongside support from their GP.
Many find 'popular,generic healthy eating advice' confusing and want to understand what they can do specifically to improve their own sense of wellbeing. They find advice tailored to their individual needs and situation more inspiring.
For a list of common health symptoms and information about testing see Health Complaints and Testing page .
Free Nutrition Tips!
Take a look at the blog page
The Old Adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" bears some wisdom & truth according to Oxford researchers in the BMJ, who compare giving statins or an apple a day to the over 50's! See BBC Health News