When my eldest child was 2 years old she developed chronic constipation. It became so bad that she could only pass stools once a week and caused her great discomfort and pain. Following many visits to the GP, I was referred to a consultant gastroenterologist whose solution was to give her some medication for her symptoms. Unfortunately the medication just made her extremely bloated. I could not understand why my daughter had this condition, having a good balanced diet.
I wanted to find out what was causing this and a friend had recommended seeing a nutritionist. The nutritionist worked on finding the root cause of the symptoms. Following her recommendations of a dairy wheat and egg free diet, some good quality probiotics and some simple food suggestions my daughter’s bowels were working normally within a few weeks. My daughter was able to reintroduce all the foods back into her diet within a year without any detrimental effect.
I worked in the highly stressful fashion industry as a buyer, and as a consequence of the stress and a busy family life, I began to suffer with IBS type symptoms and decided that I needed to do something about it.
This inspired me to find out more about nutrition and I soon became passionate about it. I decided to apply to study at the renowned College of Naturopathic Medicine and following a 3 year intensive course I graduated as a Nutritional Therapist and have not looked back since! I not only managed to eliminate my IBS symptoms but discovered how much Nutritional Therapy can support countless people with a myriad of debilitating chronic conditions that they just put up with. I also learned through personal experience just how much better you can feel by making simple but effective changes to your diet and firmly believe that the food we eat has a vast effect on our health and wellbeing.