I then neglected my health for a little while in my 20’s when I moved to London and was building up my career. I was working hard and socialising and leaving little space or time for me and other aspects of my life. The ‘wake up call’ came when my husband and I decided to start a family.
I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in my late teens and so when the time came when we wanted to start a family I knew there could be difficulties; but I decided to try and deify the advice of the IVF clinic and still try to conceive naturally. I began my journey of health again, I cut out refined food sugar and alcohol. I went Organic, changed all the cleaning products in our house for more naturally alternatives and started accupuncture and reflexology. I also started exercising more and slowing down.
We were still booked in for the IVF and literally just before we were due to start treatment I fell pregnant naturally. The Clinic said it was a miracle! We managed to have another miracle naturally two years later. We now have two beautiful healthy children and I know every day how lucky we have been.
Since having the children I have continued my search to understand the link between not only what we eat and how we feel but how other aspects of your life such as relationships, career and exercise impact your health.
My view on the world, work, what I thought work/ life balance would mean and the juggling has all been a period of growth. This continues to be a steep and interesting learning curve. After having children I found it very hard to define myself in the corporate world in the same way where I once was before I had a family. I found it difficult to fully accept the notion that I can’t do it all. Doing it all can’t last and something always has to give, what ever that something may be for the individual.
It took me alot of time, research and reflection before I began to see the obvious links between holistic health and nutrition and learnt to slow down. The more I learnt the more there seemed to be too many missing links to me in today’s health care system and I knew we needed to go back and treat the individual as a whole.
When I came to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, things were solidified for me. I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods.
Drawing on this knowledge, I am able to help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
I now work primarily with professional females who are looking for more sustained balance in their lives, healthier food choices, more energy, stress reduction and weight loss.
If you would like to find out more about how Health Coaching could help you please contact me for an initial consultation