In practice since 2005, Kirsten has a BSc Hons degree in nutritional medicine and is a member of professional bodies the CNHC and the CThA. She gives talks and webinars, has written articles for various health publications and worked as the technical support for a supplement company. She is passionate about nutritional research and carried out a small study in the final year of her degree on the effect of diet and supplementation on premenstrual syndrome.
On a personal note, Kirsten has had a passion for nutrition and its impact on health for 25 years. And now, as a busy, working mum in her mid to late 40’s, with two energetic (but delightful!) boys, she understands the demands and every increasing pressures of modern life. Because she has experienced (and recovered from) some very challenging health issues herself, she has unique insight, empathy and experience helping clients. During a very challenging period in her 30’s whilst finishing her nutrition degree, chronic stress in her personal life and several miscarriages, lead to anxiety and post-viral fatigue/fibromyalgia (after a nasty virus). This then culminated in brief but very severe post-natal depression for several months after her first son was born over 10 years ago.
Therefore, she also finds it especially rewarding helping men and women with all sorts of mental health conditions and stress-related health issues, such as depression and anxiety, fatigue and burn-out. And she has a wealth of expertise in all manner of female hormone as well as other chronic conditions. See ailments. Kirsten has seen time and time again how the right diet can calm down the stress response, increase resilience and improve mental health.
Please note Kirsten is not anti-medication and makes sure the programme is compatible with any medications prescribed by your GP. But she does believe a lot of conditions can hugely benefit or (at times even be reversed) from dietary and lifestyle interventions, tailored to the individual. Food is medicine after all. That said, she would never want her clients to stress about every bite they take (that would be counter-productive), so a balanced, pragmatic approach is often required.
In short, Kirsten passionately believes a bespoke nutritional programme can profoundly benefit an individual’s health- whether it is, for example, their mental health, their gut, mood, energy, weight, sleep, hormone balance, fertility or skin. Her manner is warm, compassionate, down-to-earth and non-judgemental. And she feels truly honoured to help make a difference to her clients’ well-being.
telephone: 07752 294138