BSc Nutritional Therapy, University of West London
Diploma in Nutritional Therapy, Institute for Optimum Nutrition
Foundation Degree in Nutritional Therapy, University of Bedfordshire
Menopause and Perimenopause. Hormonal health, Thyroid issues. Helping/educating women to stay healthy during the Peri-menopause and Menopause
Amanda is a registered Nutritional Therapist and qualified from The Institute of Optimum Nutrition, London, a world leader in the field of Nutritional Therapy. Amanda has also completed a BSc in Nutritional Therapy with the University of West London.
After over a decade spent living in the Mediterranean and observing the joy, appreciation and good health food brings to all age groups, Amanda decided to study for a formal qualification in nutrition in 2008. Being a real foodie who enjoys her food and wine, she has been able to use her knowledge of nutrition in order to guide others to change their dietary habits and lifestyle, without compromising on delicious foods.
I inherited an interest in nutrition and health from my Grandad who was ahead of his time and loved advising me on the nutrient content of my beans on toast! However growing up in the 80s, it was all about low fat, low calories foods, which we now know has no scientific basis and resulted in everyone consuming a lot more sugar!
After spending 11 years living in Barcelona, learning to cook real food and experiencing the improved health and well being that follows a Mediterranean diet, I decided to pursue more formal education.
I graduated in 2012 and since then Ive been working with individuals and groups with a whole host of health conditions, helping them to improve or alleviate symptoms and always focusing on the underlying imbalance using The Functional Medicine approach. More recently my specialist interest has grown in the area of perimenopause and menopause. Helping women understand their bodies and advising them on the best options for them and how to stay healthy for the durations.
Ive had plenty of problems and struggles myself being a nutritionist doesnt make you immune to stress or health issues that affect us all at some point in our lives. However, using diet and lifestyle factors Ive always been able to overcome them. Having said that I dont advocate an alternative approach to health and feel that nutritional therapy is more efficacious alongside good medical advice.
Therefore its my aim to help educate individuals so that they too can overcome difficulties and health issues and help them to achieve the healthiest version of themselves.