Registered Nutritional Therapist
I was born in South Africa but have lived most of my adult life in the UK. Participation in sport from an early age sparked my interest in the interaction between what we eat and how well we perform.
As a keen cyclist and off-piste skier I constantly put my knowledge of nutrition into practice. Furthermore, a family history of cancer and mental health issues has made me conscious of the genetic influences on health and how nutrition can affect our moods and behaviour.
I realise that we are all unique combinations of genetics, food, lifestyle and exercise choices, and, most of the time, unavoidable toxins from our environment.
My passion and quest for knowledge about nutrition and health led me to study at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London, where I qualified as a nutritional therapist in 2011. I upgraded my qualification at Middlesex University, where I received a First Class Honours degree in Nutritional Therapy in 2014.
I am also a Certified Practitioner of the Institute for Functional Medicine in the USA. Gaining this qualification required attending Advanced Practice Modules in Clinical Practice, Gastrointestinal Health, Immune Function, Hormones, Detoxification, Cardiometabolic Systems and Energy, as well as a comprehensive examination and case submission. Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease through a systems-biology approach. It takes into account the environmental, genetic, dietary and lifestyle factors that determine an individual’s state of health. For more information on the functional medicine approach see www.functionalmedicine.org
As part of my continual professional development, I regularly attend lectures to stay abreast of the latest research in the fascinating field of nutrition. In my practice I’ve seen how small changes in diet and lifestyle can bring about significant improvements in health and, above all, quality of life.
As a healthcare professional, I am dedicated to applying my nutritional knowledge to make a positive difference in my clients’ lives.
Registered Nutritional Therapist | Professional Accreditation:
Graduate: Institute of Optimum Nutrition (London): Diploma and Foundation Science Degree (2011)
Graduate (2014) Middlesex University via CNELM (Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management) : First Class BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy
Completed a course in Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice from the Institute of Functional Medicine (AFMCP, London 2011)
Completed 7 modules, case study and passed the Institute of Functional Medicine’s exam to become an accredited Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFMCP). (April 2017).
Registered member of BANT, the British Association of Nutritional Therapists. I am bound by its Code of Professional Conduct. Membership number KAM0112115.
Member of CNHC, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, a voluntary register of UK complementary therapists, recommended by the Department of Health. Membership number 000050-H11
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