My Personal Story

My Personal Story

Having grown up in a family where almost everyone was obese and had developed comorbid conditions very early in their life, I always had an interest in nutrition. Yet it was my personal health issues that finally led me to pursue a career in nutritional therapy.


As a teenager and young adult, I was prescribed multiple courses of antibiotics to treat my recurrent urinary tract and eye infections that formed chalazia – blocked glands – around my eyes. Although having to deal with these infections was physically and mentally debilitating at times, I was always a very highly driven person and as a result, I managed to graduate at the top 2% of my class in both high school and later in my BSc in Management Science and Technology, which ultimately granted me a scholarship to study an MSc in Finance at Durham University, UK. 

However, after I completed my MSc, the high stress of the City, in combination with working long hours and eating very poorly, left me feeling burned out.  I found myself unable to get out of bed, whatever I was eating made me feel sick and bloated, while I developed hair loss and acne for the first time in my life.

After countless medical tests and GP appointments, I was given an IBS diagnosis and an explanation that this is a condition that I have to “learn to live with”. As I couldn’t accept that this would be my life from now on, I decided to read more about nutrition and make lifestyle changes that could help rebalance my health. Indeed, in a very short time, I had phenomenal results! My energy came back, my skin cleared and my GI symptoms started to feel manageable. I even signed up for my first half marathon!! 


My personal health story was the catalyst for my decision to retrain as an NT 


To that end, I resigned from my corporate job and started working in hospitality which allowed me to work more flexible hours in order to be able to study Nutritional Therapy at the established for its academic excellence, British College of Nutrition and Health (BCNH)

In August 2020, I graduated with distinction and I was immediately offered a position first as a tutor and a year later as a programme leader in BCNH. These positions were a great opportunity to further develop my research skills and strengthen my coaching and mentoring skills in the field of nutrition.


However, my mission is to educate and empower as many people as possible by using nutrition and lifestyle, to become the best version of themselves and live a happy and healthy life. 


My healing journey was far from easy or straightforward but that does not mean that it should be the same for you. I am here to guide you to avoid the mistakes that I made in a non-judgemental and guilt-free environment.