I love working with individuals to eat the right types of food to transform the state of their gut flora for good health.
I’m fascinated by new research linking the microbiome – the kilo and half of bacteria mainly in the digestive system – with a happy gut, balanced weight, and overall wellbeing.
My four-year training in nutrition took place at The University of Westminster in London where I gained a BSc (Hons) in Nutritional Therapy. My early years of clinical practice were gained at the university’s teaching clinic in central London and later in private practice in central and west London where I worked with individuals with gut, skin, and autoimmune disorders. Nowadays, I combine my experience from that clinical practice with latest developments in gut research to form the basis of The Gut Makeover book, retreats, group workshops, and one-to-one consultations.I recently completed AFMCP training with the Institute of Functional Medicine in the US. I'm working with St Mary's University Twickenham psychology department on a research project into the gut-brain connection.
From time to time I’m asked to share my views on nutrition on BBC radio and TV from the politics of children’s packed lunch boxes to the benefits of The Mediterranean diet. You can’t take me anywhere without me getting on the subject of digestion! People often presume that eating for gut health may involve hardship. Far from reality. One friend who did my Gut Makeover recently cooked gut-friendly recipes for a whole week, before the rest of the family realised they too were being gut makeovered!