MY NAME IS
a BANT & CNHC Registered Nutritionist and Certified Health Coach. But originally, I had a career in industry, working first in the Chemical Industry and then for 15 years in food manufacturing, covering product development, marketing, management and sales. It was a fast-paced environment with a degree of pressure and stress, sometimes in an unsupportive environment.
Not knowing much about nutrition and how to support my sleep, digestion and immune system, by the time I reached my early 30’s my health was suffering along with my energy levels to a point where I only had enough energy for working and sleeping. Not a very good balance of life! Not only was this bad for me, but I’m sure it would have affected my work performance too. It was a struggle to find out how I could get back to my normal vibrant self.
IT WASN'T UNTIL I STARTED SEEING A NUTRITIONIST THAT I LEARNT HOW TO REGAIN MY HEALTH
Since then, I have raised a family and retrained as a Naturopathic Nutritionist so that I can help other busy professionals to maintain their health and energy and reach new heights in their careers.
I help busy women to get on top of their health issues so that they can get back to leading the lives they want to, with great sleep and enough energy to enjoy doing all the things they want to do. I love seeing my clients get back to feeling like their old selves, free from aches and pains, embarrassing digestive symptoms, sweats and flushes; with no energy slumps in the afternoons or struggling to get going in the morning.
BELIEVE ME... I'VE BEEN THERE!
After years working as a busy professional in the food industry fuelling myself on processed foods, energy drinks and chocolate; I was gradually getting sicker with migraines, acne, allergies, severe asthma, fatigue and IBS. This was worsened by a severe episode of food poisoning on a long weekend in Spain. I had several collapses requiring ambulance trips to A&E.
Then there was the Anaphylactic shock when 32 weeks pregnant which started contractions and meant a stay in the High Dependency Unit of the hospital. And still the doctors couldn’t get to the bottom of what was going wrong. My immune system was definitely not functioning well, and I was heading towards autoimmune disease and chronic fatigue.
I spent several years exploring lots of alternative medicine options as by the time my second child was born I was losing weight at a ridiculous rate. Nothing was really making a big difference. It was very scary to go from a size 12 to a size 6 within a couple of years for no apparent reason and to have so little energy.
I started to look into nutrition and decided to enrol on a diploma at the College of Naturopathic Medicine. As soon as I’d made this decision, I realised that it was the right time to see a nutritional therapist myself. Within 3 months I no longer needed any of my asthma medications. Gradually the rest of my health started to improve as we worked out a diet that gave me all of the nutrition, I needed without the foods that my body couldn’t tolerate. I had my life back!
SINCE THEN, MY MISSION HAS BEEN TO BRING THE ENJOYMENT OF VIBRANT HEALTH TO ALL WHO BELIEVE THIS IS POSSIBLE, THROUGH NURTURING AND NOURISHING, MIND, BODY & SPIRIT.
I TRULY BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE IS CAPABLE OF LEARNING TO PUT TOGETHER DELICIOUS, NUTRITIOUS MEALS
It's my pleasure to help achieve this through a thorough understanding of each individual’s health history, what their body needs and keeping my advice personalised and easy to put into action. I work with my clients over a number of consultations, so they feel fully supported to complete their transformation. Although some testing and supplementation may be required, my programmes focus on eating plenty of delicious food that is easy to prepare and fits in with you and your family’s needs and tastes.
"APPROACHABLE & KNOWLEDGEABLE"
Donna is approachable, friendly, knowledgeable, supportive, gives detailed plans and responds quickly to changes.