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I'm Alison, holistic nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner, speaker and author. In 2018, I returned to the UK after almost 13 years in New Zealand where I ran my private Healthy Eating clinics. During that time, I consulted with over10,000 individual clients. This confirmed to me that everyone knows what 'healthy eating' is! Why then, despite making the best food choices (most of the time ;) ) is there a rise in conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, stress, IBS, hormonal imbalances etc? That's because many people are not listening to their body. They are ignoring the twitchy eye, the ridged fingernails, coated tongue, niggly headache, lack of sleep, irregular bowel movements....and every other signal the body sends to alert us it is not getting the nutrients it needs.
In my early 40s I was diagnosed with an auto-immune condition and told I would need to be on medication for the rest of my life. However, I studied nutrition, discovered that the eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms I thought were healthy for me were actually anything but! A simple dietary change has kept me in remission ever since.
Back in the UK, I have resumed my personal consultations to individuals, and continue my work as a speaker to groups, businesses (no matter how large or small) providing health awareness presentations on-site. Thanks to the pandemic, I've had to re-think my speaking work and I've been busier than ever designing and hosting on-line workshops. I love doing them! The Mood and Food topic has been particularly popular.
On a personal note, I've been married to Steve for over 44 years (yikes! where did the time go?!) and have two lovely sons who live with their gorgeous partners in England. We are now also very proud grandparents. Steve and I are renovating an old Scottish country cottage, so my days are very busy!