My experience and expertise is in the following areas:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Bloating, abdominal pain, unpredictable bowel and gas?
I take a systematic approach to relieving this widely misunderstood condition.
I will design a package of care which takes into consideration your lifestyle, stress levels, gut flora integrity (microbiome), tolerance of fermentable carbohydrates (FODMAPs) and the mechanical action of your digestive system.
Step by step, I will adjust your care to meet your very individual needs.
Abdominal pain, bloating gas and the anxiety of an unpredictable digestive system can, in time, be a thing of the past.
I work in collaboration with a number of leading IBS specialists - Consultant Gastroenterologists who support me with investigations and treatments where necessary.
Breaking the cycle of yo-yo diets through lifestyle changes.
I expect you know what you need to do to lose weight – you've probably done it many times!
Diets by their nature have an end point and it’s at this point that over 95% of diets fail. When you’re trapped in a diet cycle, nothing really changes, except the diets just get more crazy you just get heavier!
I will help you to break free from your personal diet cycle by creating a bespoke, tailored plan which just becomes your way of life.
You’ll receive a unique level of support & encouragement backed up by straightforward advice. I have developed my weight management care over 20 years to help people move through the process of change. My tried and tested combination of dietetic, motivational and emotional support means you are far more likely to change your lifestyle, reach your goals and get on with living your life.
Mood changes, hot flushes, headaches, fatigue, 'fat back' & upper body weight gain
Whether you use HRT or not, your diet can make a significant change to how you feel throughout your menopause.
By understanding your lifestyle, your symptoms and your dietary patterns I can help you to stabilise some of the fluctuation in your hormones which may be exacerbating your flushes, mood and cognitive function.
If your body is changing shape, you'll learn exactly what you need to do to take back control. I'll show you how to support your bone and heart health, to manage your risk of Osteoporosis and Cardiovascular disease.
You really don't just to have to 'put up with it' – there is so much that you can do to your diet and lifestyle to make things better.
What is Histamine Intolerance?
Histamine intolerance (HIT) is an intolerance to the histamine you ingest with food. It is caused by a deficiency in an enzyme called Diamine Oxidase (DAO) which your body needs to breakdown or degrade Histamine. You can also develop HIT if there is an imbalance between the levels of histamine and DAO.
HIT is not a food allergy, and although it may present with very similar symptoms. HIT is not the same condition as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fructose Malabsorption, Lactose intolerance, FODMAP intolerance or Coeliac Disease.
HIT can be a secondary condition developed in people who suffer from Mastocytosis or Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS).
How would I know if I have HIT?
HIT is not an easy condition to diagnose- it presents with similar symptoms to many other conditions. It’s important to rule out more serious conditions before diagnosing HIT, so you should speak with a Gastroenterologist, GP, or Dietitian rather than self-diagnosing. There is a test for DAO activity, but this isn’t enough to make an accurate diagnosis on its own. You need to have a DAO activity test while eating your normal diet, and then repeat the test 14 days after following a low Histamine Diet. This along with a detailed medical history may help formulate an accurate diagnosis of HIT.
If you follow a Low Histamine Diet for a period of time and your symptoms improve this is also a useful step in diagnosing Histamine Intolerance.
What are the symptoms of HIT?
HIT symptoms are as varying as HIT sufferers themselves. The symptoms can affect all areas of the body and can mimic many other conditions. Therefore, it’s so important not to self-diagnose.
Click here for more about Histamine Intolerance https://youtu.be/7lXZ6225eNA
Coronary heart disease risk
Having too much cholesterol in your blood increases your risk to the UK's biggest killer
– coronary heart disease.
Statin drugs are prescribed by many Doctors to lower cholesterol and they are also now available over the counter. Unfortunately, for all the good they can do, there can be some unpleasant side effects.
But did you know, a daily combination of just a few cholesterol lowering foods can equal the 'statin effect' on your cholesterol?
Just 12 weeks of simple dietary change can bring your cholesterol levels down by 10% – the same as most statin drugs but without the side effects.
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Mood changes, sugar cravings, headaches & bloating
Most PMS symptoms are hormone related and can be exacerbated by fluctuations in your blood sugars.
Working with me, you'll learn how to eat to stabilise your blood sugars using Low Glycaemic carbohydrates.
I will give you simple, practical advice on eating the right foods that help to manage your sugar cravings, emotions and mood during the days leading up to your period.
Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Weight gain, hirsutism, oily skin & raised cholesterol
Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) can affect many aspects of your health.
The key to managing PCOS is to stabilise your hormones and to maintain a healthy weight.
I can provide all the support you need to fully understand your condition and help you to take back control.
Improving your resistance to insulin is key to managing your weight better. In some cases it is possible to completely reverse the syndrome of PCOS.
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