Hi I am Susan Davis a Nutritional Therapy practitioner. I wanted to share with you what made me want to study nutrition and change my career.
I used to work as a chef and have always loved cooking. However there is always a downside to most love affairs. Working as a chef in a professional kitchen is pretty tough going and the stress and pressures of the job finally started to take their toll on my health and wellbeing. After I gave up catering I wanted to change my carrier to a less stressful and more fulfilling occupation. As I was always interested in foods, where they come from and what you can create with them in the kitchen soon my interest changed direction to what are the benefits of foods and what nutrients do in our bodies to benefit our health. This was further enhanced when I had a consultation to help with my own health with a Nutritional Therapist.
Soon after this I started studying nutrition and set up practice in 2009. Becoming a Nutritional therapist helped me understand what a massive impact diet and nutrition has on our wellbeing and how the wrong foods or poor diet can have a detrimental effect on health. I realised some of my lifestyle habits and favourite foods were making me ill and depressed. Also discovered my son needs to be on a special diet to benefit his health and wellbeing.
The fact that I was able to help my family and friends with my nutritional advice gave me confidence to start seeing clients and help them experience better health too. I love working as a nutritional therapist and being able to help people live healthier and happier lives.