Pam first became interested in nutrition when her children were small and did think about training as a dietitian but as always, life got in the way. After working for 12 years as a stressed out social worker, she realised that something had to change if she did not want to become burned out. A few years earlier, Pam had contracted dysentery whilst on a trek in the Sahara and this was closely followed by a Campylobacter infection. This left her with numerous food intolerances, damaged digestive tract and a huge decline in my physical wellbeing. Pam developed a number of auto immune issues, including Hashimotos Thyroiditis, an auto immune condition of the thyroid in which the body attacks it as though is were an alien invader. Conventional healthcare providers were not able to give any treatment until the thyroid actually failed as hyper or hypothyroid. Rather than wait for failure, Pam began to research how she could stop the disease progress and fell in love with nutrition.
Pam trained with the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM), graduating with a Diploma in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy. The course was of 3 year duration, included over 200 observed clinical hours and covered a year studying biochemistry and 2 years looking at every aspect of food, nutrition and its application in wellbeing.
Immediately after qualifying, she undertook specialist training in chronic fatigue, ME and fibromyalgia with the Chrysalis Effect online multimedia recovery portal.
Pam is registered with the Naturopathic Nutrition Association (NNA), is a Professional Member of the Chrysalis Effect and is an accredited Chrysalis Effect Specialist Practitioner
What to expect from a Nutritional Therapy session with Pam
Nutritional Therapists recognise that each person is an individual with unique healthcare needs. During a nutritional therapy consultation, I will ask detailed questions about diet, current health concerns, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, medical history, family history, levels of physical activity and use of medication and supplements. Rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach, a nutritional therapist will use the extensive nutritional science evidence base to create an agreed nutrition strategy that is designed to fit every lifestyle and budget. Nutritional supplements may be recommended, as required. Changes can be made all at once or gradually, you set the pace.