My BackgroundEven as a child I was fascinated by the workings of the human body, and was lucky enough to have a mother who knew the importance of healthy eating habits. She encouraged me to think for myself and not to be influenced by the marketing hype going on even then in the 1970s as to what foods were ‘good for you.’
About 20 years ago I passed my RSA Exercise to Music exam which enabled me to teach aerobics. One of my tutors was a raw food vegan and as I had been having stomach pains after eating and felt unbelievably tired by 5pm every day, I decided to try eating nothing but raw food for a while. Far from being boring, I loved it! It wasn’t long before my stomach pains disappeared and I felt full of energy. My depressed, morose, pessimistic self was replaced by a positive and optimistic me. It was this that showed me the healing power of healthy food and how we can control our own well-being, physical and mental.
I’m no longer a raw ‘foodie’ but I know what suits me and this is what you need to know to ensure your own health, and that of those who rely on you to do the best for them.
I gained my Nutritional Therapy Diploma at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in Brighton, East Sussex. CNM is a member of the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (FNTP). I am also a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) which is the governing body for qualified nutritional therapists.