I know what it is like to be afraid to eat because your body hurts or afraid to eat because you do not know what to eat. I believe in personalised, client centred approach to Nutrition. I believe in listening to my clients, so we can work out together what you can eat for your body, health and ailments.
I am an accredited Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition with a BA (Hons) Health Studies and a BSc (Hons) Nutrition.
I have an autoimmune disease, Crohn's disease, and know first hand about gut issues and restrictive diets. Crohn's disease is something I will have to live with for the rest of my life but it is not a death sentence nor will I be defined by it. My Crohn's is classified as inactive so I am not on any medication for it. This may not be the case indefinitely but I am enjoying it and keeping my diet and lifestyle on track.
I have recently started a person centred counselling course. I have completed two years and have 2 more years to go, but I find it really helps me to understand and talk to my clients with empathy. It also made me realise that my clients don't want to feel judged or feel like they are being dictated to.
I look at nutrition from a scientific perspective, meaning not only lifestyle changes but behavioural change.
'I am enjoying eating again, after a whole year on a low residue diet, and an operation to remove a little part of my small intestine. I took it slowly and believe moderation is important' Melanie Smith
I am a mature lady who had a weight problem, but with Melanie's help and advice I am slowly becoming a mature lady without a weight problem.