Hi, I'm Gail. I'm a nutritionist and women's health expert. I help women over the age of 40 who are struggling with their hormones to thrive instead of just survive and to feel the best version of themselves again.
I have experienced first-hand how the symptoms of hormonal changes in your forties can affect quality of life.
By the time I had reached my late forties, I thought that I had been lucky enough to escape the dreaded midlife symptoms that I had heard so much about. But a dream holiday to Greece changed all that...
During what should have been the perfect family holiday, in a gorgeous location, I began to experience constant hot flushes and night sweats.
Very quickly the amazing summer break became a holiday to remember for all the wrong reasons…my sleep was disrupted and I felt tired, irritable and miserable. I snapped at my family and my mood was low.
This all took me by complete surprise. I was a nutritionist after all...and I had spent thousands of hours studying scientific research and supporting other women with symptoms just like mine.
I was also no stranger to hormonal health issues as my wellness journey had begun more than 25 years ago with a painful, inflammatory and hormone-related condition. Conventional medicine had not helped me and it took many years for me to be formally diagnosed.
I was in my twenties when arguably I should have been in the best health of my life, but my symptoms grew progressively worse. AND they badly affected my life.
Something had to change but it took me years to find that “something”. That "something" turned out to be nutrition.
Working with a nutritionist was a major turning point for me. Within just a few months my health was dramatically changed. For the first time in years, I was able to manage my symptoms. In fact, my experience had such a profound effect on my health, and on my entire life, that re-trained as a nutritionist.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified in 2013 from the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) in London. Since that time I have used what I learnt, along with my own experiences to help women struggling with their hormones.
I have also furthered my studies and have completed a Master’s degree (MSc) in Advanced nutrition. My dissertation project was on a women's health-related topic (menopause).
I have also completed the training with the Institute for Functional Medicine in Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP)
Qualifications: Dip ION, MSc Advanced Nutrition, AFMCP
British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy is the professional body for Nutritional Therapists.
There are different BANT membership classes, including Full Member, Fellow Member and Student Member.
All BANT practitioners must have met the required standards of training, be fully insured and adhere to the BANT Code of Ethics and Practice.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including massage, aromatherapy and nutrition.
In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.
A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Information about health conditions (*)
Nutritional therapy can help enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.
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