I am passionate about helping others regain their energy and love for life through the power of nutrition and lifestyle changes.
I have always been interested in science (studying medicine straight from school albeit briefly) and food but my true passion for both developed after having children, realising the importance it held over their health. I began to pay even more attention to nutrition as sport became an important part of my life and I realised I wanted to understand more. As my children neared teen years, I made the leap to commit to a full-time three year BSc degree in Nutritional Science (First Class Hons). At the same time, I qualified as a NLP Practitioner, enabling me to incorporate coaching alongside nutritional education, empowering my clients to make long-term sustainable changes.
As well as working with my 1-2-1 clients and holding talks on nutrition to a wide range of audiences, I have gone on to lecture on gastrointestinal dysfunction in endurance athletes for the Centre for Integrated Sport and Nutrition run by Ian Craig. I am currently undergoing further training to become a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders, an area that fascinates me and one of increasing awareness and concern amongst both children and athletes.
Do you sometimes wonder if you can change? Do you use the excuse ‘I have no time’ or ‘I’m too old’? Moving outside your comfort zone is challenging, it is meant to be, however, I believe there is no such thing as ‘I cant’, so long as there is enough determination and will-power, most things are possible. I want to help you reach your potential.
I ran my first 10k when my children were young, then learning to swim a few years later for a triathlon, having at the same time to overcome my fear of open water. I have gone on to represent GB in my age-group in both the World Long Distance Championship and European Middle Distance Championship races. There are numerous analogies to sticking to a food plan and racing: planning for A, B and C scenarios and not giving up; the best athletes are consistent in their training, equally well applied to our dietary habits; last but not least, staying motivated and using skills such as visualisation to help us achieve this. All of these I will help you with.
Nutrition is complex and their are many conflicting messages in the media, making it hard to know if you are making the correct choices for you. We are all biochemically unique and one size does not fit all so it is not surprising the generic messages we receive may not be the best for you. Working together and putting together all the pieces of your puzzle, including your genetic predisposition, past and present lifestyle, environment, health history and diet, will help you reach your goals you previously thought unachievable.
- BSc Hons (First Class) Nutritional Science (CNELM accredited by Middlesex University).
- Nutritional Therapy Practise Diploma (certified NTEC).
- NLP Certified Coach.
- Additional training in Eating Disorders from the NCFED (National Centre for Eating Disorders).
- Guest Lecturer in Gut Dysfunction and Functional Testing in Athletes for Centre for Integrated Sports Nutrition
- BA Hons Economics (Newcastle University).
- Registered with both the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC)
- Associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine.
I used to suffer with awful stomach pains, they could be quite debilitating and I was told it was just IBS and something that I had to live with. Katherine had a very different perspective and I was very impressed by the depth of her knowledge. We ran some tests and discovered some unwanted 'inhabitants' and Katherine gave me a plan to follow, some supplements along with a change in diet - it took 3 months to work through various issues but the pain has now gone completely. I cant describe what a difference this has made to my life.Sophie
I was told by my doctor that I was type-2-diabetic and that I needed to reduce my cholesterol. I came to see Katherine who made some significant but gradual changes in my diet and I am pleased to say that I lost 2 stone and my energy has significantly improved. I can even run with my son again now.Sam
Thank goodness I decided to do something. I used to put down all my ailments to my age but I had developed these long-term chronic headaches that were making it very hard to concentrate properly at work and were beginning to really get me down. Katherine put me on an 'elimination' diet and after a period of 3 weeks we began to reintroduce certain foods very systematically. It was quite hard to start with but Katherine held my hand the whole way and was always quick to reply to any questions by email. My headaches began to subside gradually and after about 4 months had gone completely. I felt Katherine really cared about my progress and explained everything so clearly I understood why I was doing what I was doing which helped keep me motivated.Chris