I’m Lucy, a Nutritional Therapist and Community Pharmacist based in South Cumbria, close to the beautiful Lake District. Over my 20 + years as a pharmacist, I have observed that chronic disease seems to be getting more prevalent and that often multiple medications actually make the situation worse.
I have always loved food and nutrition – although I didn’t really put good nutrition into practice in those busy years of University and my 20s, with consequences for my mental and physical health. I started taking it seriously when I was planning my family and I am really glad I put the groundwork in before I got pregnant, now having 2 beautiful healthy girls. I decided to follow my passion and have now qualified as a Nutritional Therapist with the College of Naturopathic Nutrition.
I have a unique understanding of chronic health from ‘both sides of the coin’ – the conventional and more alternative points of view. I strongly believe there is a place for both and take a realistic, sensible approach to health with much emphasis on preventing chronic disease in the first place. I don’t believe in ‘faddy’ diets – I believe at looking at the evidence, the person in front of me and all the areas of their lives and coming up with a personalised plan to suit them.
I am a fully qualified registered Nutritional Therapist, and I completed my training in Nutrition and Naturopathy at the renowned The College of Naturopathic Medicine where I was trained in the principles of functional medicine, a science-based method that assesses the underlying causes of symptoms.
I am a member of The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and The Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP).
Additionally, I am a community pharmacist with a BPharm (Hons) from Cardiff University. I qualified in 1997 and I continue to work in pharmacies in South Cumbria.
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Quite simply, we are what we eat – how we treat our bodies massively impacts on our sense of wellbeing and happiness. Our bodies are very clever and given the right tools can self-heal. Everyone is unique, with a unique set of circumstances. Nutritional Therapy provides a personalised diet, selected supplements and self-care tailored to each individual. The power of the right food and sleep are amazing and can be truly transformative.