Nutrition at Chanctonbury Healthcare
At Chanctonbury Healthcare we believe that nutrition is vitally important, not only for our residents but for our staff and the wider community. We aim to educate our community on the importance of nutrition for wellbeing and happiness, and host regular talks, seminars and information days on ways to improve nutrition! For more information on these talks, and when the next talk will be call us on 01435 812 559!
Nutritional Therapist, RGN, Dip ION, mBANT
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food” (Hippocrates)
Being involved within the health industry has been an essential part of my life for many years. I started my career as a student nurse within the busy halls of a London teaching hospital and for over twenty years have owned and operated care homes for the elderly. During my time within the health care industry, I have learnt a great deal. One of the most important things, which not only seems to stick with me as time goes by, but appears to grow in importance, is how significant good quality health can really be and how tremendously vital it is to look after yourself and of course those around you.
My particular interest in nutrition started after my own battle with chronic eczema. Cortisone creams controlled my symptoms but I wanted to know and understand why I had this condition in the first place. In searching for the root cause of my symptoms I became increasingly aware of how much food and lifestyle can impact on one’s health. My passion for the healing power of food inspired me to study further. In January 2016, after studying part time as the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, I qualified as a nutritional therapist.
Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine. It applies nutrition science to promote optimal health and wellbeing, as well as support those individuals with chronic conditions. In my capacity as a Nutritional Therapist, I would like to share my knowledge and understanding to maximise the health potential of our residents and our staff. Making changes to the way we eat and live our lives is not always easy. However, if we can work as a community to give each other encouragement and support then the potential for change can become a reality.