My Journey - Gwen Gibson
OOne day and by chance, I read an article describing how I could find my ‘true calling’ by looking at what I was already naturally interested in.
Well, first of all, I loved and still love real food! I was brought up in France and growing up everything was freshly cooked and full of flavours. Later on in life, well before Nutrition was so fashionable, I always seemed to be reading books and magazines about Health.
I made the big a decision to give up a career in management and focus instead on studying nutrition with the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in Richmond London where I completed the 4-year Diploma in Nutritional Therapy.
Since I graduated my family, friends and clients have all greatly benefited from the knowledge that I have gained. From better energy, mood, digestion, weight management and a better understanding on of how to support their health goals.
There are no drugs in our house as food is always our first medicine. When we have a cold we use ginger and apple shots, turmeric, Echinacea. Tummy pain, just plain warm water and easy to digest foods or we just wait and it will pass. I feel empowered and in control of our health
I am now also very passionate about sharing my understanding of the effects food can have on our health.
I now run the BKind Nutrition clinic and I also work for Nuffield Health where I do one to one consultation and also run a very successful 12 weeks Healthy Weight Programme
"Your health is really wealth"
How Do I Work
IIn a typical nutritional therapy consultation, I will assess your general health, family and health history, dietary habits, digestive function and lifestyle.
I will then devise a dietary and lifestyle plan suitable for your individual circumstances with the aim of addressing your health goals. This may include dietary adjustments, suggestions for dietary support, lifestyle changes and food or supplement recommendations. This is not a one size fits all.
Certain conditions will also benefit from further tests that I can interpret for you. A number of laboratories make these test available to NT. The results will help us understand better some of the factors which may be contributing to ill-heath.
Together we will implement small changes.
The aim is to empower you to adopt a better way of eating that over time becomes a natural habit of life, not a short-term commitment (no diet fads here!).
When working with clients, I recognise that we are all unique and this is not a one size fits all.