Elizabeth's 'Health' Journey
I found nutrition through my own first hand struggles. After exhausting all avenues but not wanting to accept the 'chronic' box I had been put in, I discovered nutrition and I never looked back. I started to learn that I could own my health and wellbeing that chronic didn't necessarily have to equal life long pain and suffering.
Realising that I didn't need to struggle emotionally and physically for the rest of my life, I went about finding out what I needed to do. This led to hours of self led research about the how and I quickly learnt first hand 'you really are what you eat' positive change occurred and I realised chronic could also equal remission.
But I wanted to understand the mechanism behind these small but quantitive changes - so I trained professionally, to understand the why.
Minal's 'Health' Journey
In 2015 I’d been working in publishing for over 5 years, selling advertising space representing some of the world’s biggest fashion and interior brands. For most of the part, it was a lot of fun.
However after a while I realised I was unhappy and unfulfilled. Monday morning's were filled with a sense of dread in anticipation of another week of stressful work that I just wasn't passionate about any more.
I decided to leave my job and travelled to South East Asia, India and New Zealand. Nutrition wasn’t even on my radar, but once I got back and started pencilling ideas for what to do next, I wondered why I hadn’t thought of it before. I love all things food and was intrigued by the idea of using food to better health.
I completed a 3-year diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition with the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM). The course content was evidence-based and involved 200 hours of clinical practice. This consisted of 1 year of Biomedicine and 2years of Naturopathic Nutrition. I am workplace first-aid certified, and an accredited DNAfit trainer.
I also successful qualified as a Functional Medicine Practitioner via AFMCP
with the Institute of Functional Medicine in 2022
I equip my clients with the what, a detailed information pack along with additional resources to understand what makes them feel good, and why. Health means something different to everybody: feeling energetic, being free of pain, feeling confident about your appearance, or simply life longevity, maximising those precious moments.
I trained with CMN London for 3 years, learning about intricacies of the body systems and disease, alongside just how beautifully food can help to heal and allow the human body to thrive.
More recently, I qualified as an ILM accredited Wellbeing & Trauma Informed Coach with the Chrysalis Effect, with whom I am also a FHT accredited Foundation Level Practitioner in M.E/chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, Learning about the power of coaching has inspired me to take the conversation of health to new directions, leading to better, more resilient change in individuals who are able to move forward in multiple aspects of their life.
Today, I help mainly young professional women become stronger, happier and healthier in both mind and body, through education, inspiration approach to improving mindsets, through tailored lifestyle medicine and coaching.
What We Have learnt about 'Health'
Supporting ‘health’ for me is more than living a symptomatic free life, it is about true wellness so that life can be fully embraced.
The meaning of wellness is very personal, for some it is to wake up feeling refreshed and full of energy, allowing them to embrace the day and enjoy the chaos of family life, to others wellness may be to feel positive about the future once again.
Symptoms are the body’s way of signposting an imbalance, a call for action. They are outward signs which should not be suppressed or ignored as the root cause goes unidentified and the body’s struggle for balance remains.
Instead by working within the functional medicine model - to establish the root cause, we can provide the body with the tools it needs to restore its strong self-healing capabilities, bringing balance, known as homeostasis, back once again.
We approach each of our clients as unique individuals, never one of the same. we recognise that everyone is unique, and underpinning all that I do, is my passion and desire to help you find more health, balance and happiness – to find your wellness.
We take a collaborative approach to support your wellbeing, working in close company with other expertly trained health specialists and where necessary we may recommend you for supportive treatment such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, cranial osteopathy, counselling, yoga and more.