I initially became interested in food as medicine and natural healing after finding myself extremely sick and getting no answers from doctors back in 2012.
Following a successful career in the sports industry, I thought I had burnout and needed some time out to rest and recover. No amount of rest was helping and the only solution from my GP at the time was antidepressants.
I googled natural healing and the first thing that came up was IIN – Institute of Integrative Nutrition. The curriculum sounded amazing but did I really want to train to be a health Coach? I had no idea even what one was..
But, all these amazing testimonials about health and what people had achieved with clients, I wanted to get better and get back to work..
Oh my goodness, my mind was blown open, by the course, but more importantly by the other students I was meeting from around the globe, all passionate about nutrition, detoxing, healing, coaching and so much more.
Eager to learn more about food as medicine and how it could help me to heal, I was my very own project and my passion was growing more and more for this wonderful new found career I could potentially have.
Passing IIN was just the start, later to study Nutritional Healing then become a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist. This was the work I was meant to do and I absolutely loved coaching clients and went self employed seeing clients on a part time basis.
My own Health dipped again, this time to land me in the hospital and a confirmed diagnosis of a rare genetic disease that I had managed to keep a hold of through all my work I was doing trying to heal myself.
You can read the full health story here.
I was stoped in my own tracks, I was passed around hospital after hospital and told there is no cure.
This news left me frustrated but also even more determined and Hungry for delving far deeper into the body in particular Metabolic Health & Lifestyle Medicine.. My studies began again but so did the fire to help others and the strong will of defeating the odds of Living past 50..