I'm a qualified and practising nutritionist and a broadcaster, author and consultant in all matters health. I'm also a bit of an entrepreneur in the area of digital health having created and contributed to several successful online and technology ventures...
My passion lies in delivering evidence-based nutrition advice and raising awareness of wider healthcare issues, be that through brands, campaigns, consulting or creative new ventures.
It's all in the mix. My background in communications and journalism, plus a stint in a global technology company, has underpinned my approach to the subject I care deeply about.
However, the word 'real' is at the heart of it all. I'm a busy working mum and believe that we've got to be real - and realistic - if we are to help create real results!
In the decade since I qualified as a nutritionist, I've worked with thousands of clients, many of whom have stayed for years. I run Nourish Clinics where I see clients online and in person at venues such as Champneys, The Sheraton Grand, and abroad in Turkey and Spain, as well as health retreats that I lead, and my online diet programme.
One of my biggest passions is to help communicate and inspire the simple and easy habits and choices that people, communities and societies can make to live healthier, longer lives. This has ranged from developing my own diet system, to frequently delivering talks and events and working with the likes of the Scottish Government's Curriculum for Excellence.
Finding the story behind the story is my mojo. I’ve now published three books and have worked for major TV channels and networks, including originating a series that has now been seen in more than 20 countries. A regular columnist, blogger and spokeperson, communicating health is more exciting now than it’s ever been.
My parents will vouch for my entrepreneurial instincts from an early age and I’m lucky enough to have worked for fantastic companies such as Microsoft and BBC. For the last ten years, I’ve run my own businsess, working with major health brands, creating spa programmes and building our in-house retreats and clinics under our new Nourish brand.
To write or not to write. More specifically, 90,000 words by June? Sounds like a recipe for RSI, but given the success of Eat Fast Slim...
One of my favourite weekly columns - given carte blanche to write on anything health and living related...so far, men's moobs, coffee and longevity, foraging and sexual stimulation.