Edinburgh, London, UK.
- Wellness Advisor
- Recipe Creator
- Private Chef
English countryside born, Ojai Valley raised and currently living in the highlands of Scotland, I work with individuals around the world as a Nutritionist and Wellness Advisor. With a background in holistic nutrition, psychology and anthropology, I believe in the power of whole-food nutrition and that the simple act of cooking and healthy lifestyle practices can prevent illness and promote optimal wellbeing.
A little background on me; As a child I struggled with health issues I didn’t understand the root cause until years later, and with little to no help from medical professionals I started to learn and draw connections myself. A year in Paris after high school and lots of bread later, my health reached an all-time low and after a lot of trials, tribulations and tests I finally discovered that gluten was one of the main culprits. After eliminating gluten from my diet and incorporating supplements I researched into my diet, my symptoms started to improve, but the havoc on my digestive system proved to be a tall mountain to climb. During university I became fascinated by the digestive improvement I found incorporating detox protocols, which led me to embark on a year-long journey through Europe seeking out experts in the raw food movement, detoxing and holistic healing. Invigorated by this experience, I went back to California to enrol in a two-year intensive holistic nutrition course in San Francisco. During my time in the Bay Area my research into gut and digestive heath flourished as did my own healing. This led me to explore and identify the common threads of cultures and their retrospective diets which produce greater health and longevity than the global average. This curiosity once again led me to study further, this time back in London to study at a graduate level in the Anthropology of Food. My fascination within the area of human health continues to grow as I come across new research, personal experimentation and clinical practice with clients.
Fusing the science of functional nutrition, art of healthy eating and philosophy of well-being, I work as a Nutrition and Wellness Advisor to help individuals transform their relationship with food and self to uncover their blueprint for their best life.
My process grounds itself in evidence based scientific research with an innovative understanding of the mind and body. My approach is largely informed by my study and fascination with cultural variations in diet and the subsequent influences on longevity and disease prevention. I believe that access to and the knowledge of how to make healthy food should not only be a human right but when implemented can be one of the most powerful tools of change for an individual and community. My goal as a nutritionist, wellness advisor and whole-food personal chef is to help people transform their relationship with food from convenience to conscious, intuitive consumption. By educating my clients with the knowledge and tools they need to nourish their stomachs, minds, bodies and souls, we can work together to promote and restore optimum health. Using my unique Five-Factor Formula for Optimum Wellness I am able to effectively council clients on a myriad of conditions and symptoms such as; hormone imbalance, digestive issues, low energy or chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, issues with weight loss/weight maintenance, food allergies or intolerances and conditions such as: diabetes/blood sugar imbalances, auto-immune disorders, skin problems (acne, psoriasis, eczema) etc.
With my clinical knowledge of human physiology and nutrition I create tailor made nutritional recommendations for each individual client and their needs. I offer recommendations and explanations for diet and lifestyle changes and suggest specific nutrient supplementation.
MA Anthropology of Food and Nutrition : University of London, SOAS, UK ('15 - '16 ), Certified Holistic Nutritionist : Bauman College, Berkeley, CA ('12 - '14), BSc Psychology and Health : University of Sussex, UK (09 - '12), Nutritional Private Chef : 5 years, internationally, Cleansing and Detox Specialist : Lagos, Portugal, Raw Food Chef : Spain
Years In Practice