Hi, I’m Clare – a Registered Nutritional Therapist (Dip. CNM NT).
I first recognised the power of food to heal when I made changes to my diet to ease my eczema as a teenager. I took a real interest in food and nutrition and I thought I ate healthily. Fast forward and, after years of working long hours, drinking coffee to get through the day and eating on the run, spinning all the plates (and dropping a few) that life throws at you, everything caught up with me when the perimenopause came along.
Menopause hit me in so many different ways – dry hair and skin, sleepless nights, anxiety, 'overwhelm', brain fog, lack of concentration, mood swings, palpitations, night sweats, joint ache and stiffness.......Except I didn’t know that it was the perimenopause. Meg Matthews, Davina McCall, Louise Newsome and others hadn’t started talking publicly about the menopause then.
When I finally went to the GP they offered anti-depressants and suggested time off work. I didn’t want pills but with the help of google I started to understand that I was perimenopausal. I looked for ways to deal with menopause naturally and that’s when I discovered nutritional therapy.
I set off on a journey to get back control and feel like me again. I enroled to study nutrition at The College of Natural Medicine (CNM) in London to get the answers I needed and understand exactly why the menopause had affected me so much. I did and graduated with distinction and most importantly my health and vitality.
Now I want to share the knowledge I have gained not just about menopause but about our bodies, how they work, why they go wrong and how tailored personal nutrition and lifestyle changes can bring about dramatic changes to our health, wellbeing and enjoyment of life.
As a Registered Nutritional Therapist, I’m accredited by the CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council), a government-sponsored registration body which has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. I’m also an ANP (Association of Naturopathic Practitioners) & BANT Registered Nutritionist® (British Association for Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine). This means that my Nutritional Therapy consultations meet the demanding standards of clinical excellence and professionalism required by these bodies. I keep up to date with the latest clinical and scientific research developments by following a regular programme of Continuing Professional Development and I love geeking out on all the research just for pleasure too.