Firstly, I love food and eating!
Secondly, I have always been interested in health and and the impact food has on it, especially having witnessed friends and family members who have struggled with health issues and then benefitted greatly from adapting their diet and lifestyle.
Interested to learn more and to help others benefit too, I studied Nutritional Therapy at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London for 3 years and graduated in January 2016 with a distinction.
Since then, I am enjoying using my knowledge and expertise to help people optimise their health and well-being by offering Nutritional Therapy consultations in Zürich.
The science of nutrition is forever changing so I stay up-to-date with recent medical research and take part in regular professional development training to ensure my knowledge is always current.
I am also a member of the regulatory body BANT and I follow their code of ethics to ensure that I offer the highest quality consultations.
As a busy Mum of two, I understand the demands of modern life and the pressure of juggling multiple commitments. I always strive to ensure that my advice is simple, and manageable to complement our modern day lifestyles.
Definition: Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care.
About Nutritional Therapy:
Clients seek Nutritional Therapy for a variety of reasons; to increase energy, to lose weight, manage stress, balance hormones, improve digestion, train effectively for a sports event, address chronic health conditions or simply to feel the very best they can!
I am trained to identify possible nutritional imbalances which may be contributing to a variety of symptoms and health issues. The aim is to address these imbalances by developing a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan that is inspiring, achievable and sustainable and so help clients achieve their goals.
Everyone is treated as an individual as there is no “one size fits all” strategy. We are all biochemically different so what works for 1 person, may not work for another. In addition, what worked for 1 person when they were age 20 will not necessarily work for them when they are age 40!
Please note: Nutritional Therapy is not a replacement for medical advice and any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms will be referred to their medical professional.
About the process:
Step 1. The client completes a detailed health questionnaire and food diary at home. This provides an opportunity for the client to share relevant information regarding their goal and any health issues and symptoms.
Step 2. Prior to the initial consultation, I analyse the questionnaire looking for possible nutritional and biological imbalances and carry out any relevant research.
Step 3. During the 1hr initial consultation we discuss the questionnaire, I explain what I think is happening and then together we devise a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan to help the client achieve their goal. Relevant testing and supplements, if needed, may be recommended.
Step 4. Monthly 45 min follow-up sessions are recommended to review progress and adapt the nutrition and lifestyle plan as needed.
" Gill has really helped me at a time when my eating habits were becoming very unhealthy. The changes she made to my diet have given me an overall feeling of brightness by giving me more energy, a better night sleep, plus an endless list of other health benefits. I no longer think about chocolate all of the time , I actually think she has cured me of my sweet tooth which is a complete miracle - thank you Gill!! "
June 2016, Zurich