"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all Wisdom" Aristotle
Having survived childhood living on toast and chocolate, just kidding, I ended up studying for a degree in Hotel and Catering Management. I ate very well during those four years, mostly classical French Cuisine and my weight crept up, but not for long. I didn't end up in the hotel business but took a sideways tack into the airline industry where I found myself living in Saudi Arabia and flying long haul for the national airline. Weight and height ratios for cabin crew were the norm back in the early 1990's, and being skinny was more acceptable. During this period I contracted Gastroenteritis five times and was hospitalised on one occasion. Subsequently I was diagnosed with Post Bacterial IBS and my interest in wellness was initiated. Several career moves later found me as Crew Chef on a private yacht cooking nutritiously balanced meals three times a day for a diverse bunch of hardworking deckhands and interior crew, each with their own likes and dislikes.
Eventually I found myself formalising and integrating my love and understanding of food with the science behind it and completed a three year diploma in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Bristol. I studied, along with many other topics, Biochemistry,Anatomy,Pathology, Pathophysiology, and gained over 200 clinical hours. I continue my professional development by attending educational workshops, seminars and supervision and this winter will embark on a certified programme as Assistant Clinical Supervisor at CNM Bristol.
And so, my journey continues to support you on yours.