Hello! Im Sarah, a registered Nutritional Therapist and Naturopath.
What does that mean, I hear you ask? A Nutritional Therapist is someone who helps people to feel better using nutrition and lifestyle interventions. I seek to find the root cause of your issue rather than supressing symptoms with medication. That means I work like a detective to understand when and why you first experienced these symptoms.
I take a full case history including previous childhood and adulthood illness, accidents or operations, family medical history, information about any current or prior medication or supplements and look at a typical food diary. We then work through each bodily system to identify what difficulties you are facing and then we work on a plan involving nutritional changes and lifestyle intervention such as looking at your sleep, stress levels and detoxification, working within a functional medicine framework.
I studied for 4 years at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in London, with 200 clinical hours, and I loved every minute of it. I myself suffered from IBS and chronic constipation ever since I was a child. It got worse after university and I started doing my own research and finally got a diagnosis from the doctor. However the umbrella term of IBS seemed to be difficult to treat conventionally, so I started to cut out gluten and dairy and felt much better. That research took me into a whole new world of alternative health and I found CNM and my tribe.
I have also had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in the past and suffered with fertility issues, going through multiple rounds of ivf, so I feel well placed to assist women in these areas.
Things that keep me healthy
I came to see Sarah to get some support and guidance on how to cope with anxiety and depression and menopausal symptoms.