I’m Alison, a registered nutritional therapist & health coach with over 12 years of professional experience. I specialise in women and children’s nutrition, helping them to eat well, live well and transform their health for the better.
Lack of energy, chronic stress, bloating and indigestion, aching joints, hormonal problems, sleep issues, allergies, stubborn weight gain, low immunity, moody or ‘fussy eater’ children……sound familiar?
As a nutritional therapist I CAN help by using laboratory testing and identifying root causes of any health issues. I will work with you to create a tailored plan that includes best foods for your body, a supplement programme and lifestyle recommendations.
Clients tell me changing their diet has been a life-changing experience, that taking back control and making even small changes has made a massive difference. I have also experienced the power of nutrition first-hand and a transformation in my own health. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in my 30’s, I started to seriously investigate food and its links to and effects on health.
This experience was a catalyst for a career change from primary education to qualified nutritionist, studying at the world-renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION). I currently run 1:1 and group programmes for women and children across the UK, I am a clinical supervisor for undergraduate nutrition students at ION, and I lecture on child health.
Children’s health is of special interest, helping with conditions and issues that, sometimes, conventional medicine isn’t able to address. This quite often means including the whole family to help them make the transition to healthier eating and better health. I ran the Children’s Specialist Clinic at ION for over six years, during which time I worked with hundreds of children and their families, and spoke at conferences on children’s health.
I held the role of senior academic at ION for over eleven years. Throughout my career I have always been keen to keep up-to-date with latest research and best practice. Functional Medicine, a scientific, evidence-based approach to healthcare, is an area I have studied in depth and I’ve found a powerful way to support health.
I am also passionate about sustainability and conservation – my education experience includes over 10 years working for WWF (World Wildlife Fund) running their school and youth visits programme. Sustainability and food choices that are healthy for people and the planet runs through my ethos when planning diets and devising recipes.
I am a member of The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and registered with The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). Qualifications and experience are of course important, but I have found the best results come from providing a caring, sensitive and positive approach to food and health issues.
I can guide you towards your health goals and arm you with the knowledge, tools and motivation to help you transform the health of you and your family.
I look forward to working with you soon
BEd(Hons); DipION; mBANT; CNHC Reg