My commitment to good health led me to pursue a career in medicine. Like most people, I thought doctors played the biggest role in helping people live healthy lives, and so I went to medical school. I studied the human body for years, passed all of my exams, and became a paediatric trainee. I set big goals, and I achieved them. From the outside, everything appeared to be perfect.
The only problem was that most people didn’t know I was struggling with my own set of health issues. Since childhood, I battled migraine attacks, and no matter how many doctors I went to there was no medical intervention that could provide me with relief. The migraines became so debilitating that I had to quit my medical career. It was the lowest point of my professional life.
Having transitioned from a vegetarian to a vegan diet, I signed up to attend a conference titled “Nutrition in Medicine”. It was organised by the Plant-based Health Professionals UK, and it changed the course of my life forever. It was the first time in my life that I was introduced to the idea that food could be medicine.
And so I became my own first patient. I was desperate to alleviate the migraine attacks that had left me all but bedridden, and I adopted a no-oil whole food plant-based diet. The results were almost immediate. In the first five days, my migraines plummeted, and I had just two attacks (instead of eighteen) in the first month of my lifestyle change. I finally had my life back.
My practise is founded in both evidence-based science and a deep compassion for the hardships people face. I am inspired by the resiliency of my clients and their commitment to achieve good health. I consider it my privilege to use the special training I’ve received to improve the lives of others. Together, we can harness the power of nutrition to optimise your well-being.