I’m Jennifer, a registered nutritional therapist primarily supporting women and couples with preconception planning, fertility and IVF preparation. I also work with women experiencing hormonal issues, from the onset of puberty right through to menopause. Through personal experience I know that battling with these problems alone can be overwhelming and all consuming, especially with the huge amount of conflicting information now available online. I work with each client to offer a personalised nutrition and lifestyle approach which can make a hugely positive impact.
I was born in Canada, although I consider myself a Glaswegian, and I have lived in South East London for the past six years. Due to my dad’s job as a civil engineer I lived in many different places growing up, including Saudi, the UAE and sunny Yorkshire. Not surprisingly, I developed a passion for travel and meeting new people. I began to enjoy cooking in my early 20s and I always had some element of interest in the way that food can benefit health. Around this time I started to pay more attention to the nutritional benefits of the food that I was eating and my very varied cookbook collection began to grow and grow. And it’s still growing! I’m always on the lookout for new recipes and ideas for cooking delicious, nourishing meals.
When I moved to London in 2014 I began to think seriously about a career in nutrition. After three years of study at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM), I qualified as a nutritional therapist in 2018. I love to learn and to keep myself up to date with the newest research. I have just finished a 12 month mentorship in fertility nutrition with Sandra Greenbank and I’m also studying for a BSc at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) which I will complete in early 2022. Helping others to feel well through the power of nutrition and lifestyle is something that I’m really passionate about. I work with the principles of functional medicine to dig deep and get to the root cause of each individual client’s issues. I’m a naturally curious person and one thing I love about this career choice is the “health detective” work that takes place as a foundation to create a fully personalised plan for every client.
On a personal note, I have always been fascinated by the way a woman’s body works. I have also been through my own health and fertility journey, including navigating hormonal problems, three cycles of IVF and an ectopic pregnancy. I fully appreciate how overwhelming it can be trying to find reasons and explanations for the problems you are facing. For our third round of IVF my husband and I worked with a nutritional therapist and it made a huge difference – it was our most successful round yet. This experience has led me to focus on helping others going through similar situations.