Are you a health-conscious, busy person?
When you’re juggling demands, responsibilities, work, family, and more, and that’s even before you’ve thought about the most basic self care, thinking about food is probably last on your list!
I’m Jane, The Functional Foodie, and I’m passionate about helping people stay well in busy lives. I’ve been through my own health crises triggered by prolonged, severe stress, recovered using the power of nutrition and real food, then gone on to be commissioned by the NHS and win a UK Enterprise award for innovation in nutrition as a result of that passion to develop solutions for real food and real health in real life!
If you’re experiencing signs or symptoms that you’re not happy with, that seem to be getting worse, your body (or your brain!) are talking to you. That could manifest as any number of things so many of us take for granted as normal:
- gut symptoms like bloating, cramps or bowel changes,
- hot flushes, or worsening PMT,
- mood swings, anxiety or irritability,
- feeling permanently stressed,
- craving sugar, alcohol or other foods,
- restless legs, insomnia, or waking unrefreshed,
- crashing energy levels, or no energy at all!
The truth is that these are just a few examples of ways that clients’ bodies are telling them that there is something missing – many that I see are actively undernourished, even though they think they eat healthily. Self diagnosing doesn’t help. Confusing and contradictory ‘advice’ from unqualified sources can lead you down all sorts of dead ends, because what is really needed is a trusted, professional set of eyes.
Are solutions and resolutions difficult, expensive or time consuming? Very often, no – it can be very quick and easy! The first step? Letting the Foodie detective (me) take a look at your current diet and lifestyle to see what’s really going on.
How can I help?
What do previous clients have to say:
I started The Masterplan last week and I am absolutely loving it!! I’ve already lost 2lb and an inch from my waist which is incredible but most of all I’m really enjoying experiencing loads of new food. I never really bothered too much before because life gets in the way so I would eat the same things all the time – things which I actually thought were quite healthy but wow, if this is healthy, bring it on !! I have never tried so many different foods before and I thought I had a fairly good diet! I’m also finding ways to slip gut friendly food into the family’s meals too, it’s great, I am loving the creativity of it all! It’s time for me now. Thanks Jane!
So glad I did this, it has done exactly what I wanted, despite life’s up and downs. I feel more focused on what I am eating, eating lots more veg and less carbs and have cut down a lot on the snacking. I thought I wasn’t that far off but I was and definitely needed a re-boot. Thanks Jane.
After many years of a recurring condition, ulcerative colitis, which was misdiagnosed as IBS initially and apparently has no effective cure, Jane carefully designed a comprehensive nutrition plan to follow and recommended excellent probiotics – a successful outcome was reached.
I am pleased to tell you that I have lost eighteen pounds and on my way to a comfortable slim size. Very grateful for the work you did with me as my arteries into the heart were completely clear before surgery. It was textbook according to the surgeon.
I’ve noticed many benefits since starting the healthy eating plan. I no longer have restless legs, and my gut is tolerating all kinds of fibre I wouldn’t have attempted to include before. Meeting you, Jane, has been a nutritional revelation, I’ve learnt more from you in 3 months than what 35 years of consultations with medics, surgeons and dieticians has taught me! There have been dramatic positive changes in my body and health.Thank you so much!
So, are you ready? Just send me a message to arrange a free discovery call, or ask any questions you have about any of the ways I can help you get healthier and happier! I’ve spent over 20 years as a functional nutritionist, and my whole life cooking as a confirmed foodie, spreading the real food word far and wide to create an amazing community of healthy foodies. If you’re reading this, you care about health too, whether yours or a loved one’s.
Coaching clients through a variety of health challenges is something I love doing, whether it’s losing a few pounds or recovering from a serious illness. I know how that feels, and that’s why I’m committed to helping you. Check out the variety of Easy Start Plans and resources if you’d like to try making changes yourself – I’ve distilled all my experience and knowledge into stripping down science and cookery into accessible advice, info and recipes! You can take a look HERE.
I’m a holistic functional nutritionist with over two decades of experience, and three health recoveries of my own. My driving ambition is helping people reach, and maintain, vibrant all round health, on all levels, making nutritious, delicious food a daily habit as natural as brushing their teeth.
There’s so much more to being healthy than seeing a healthcare practitioner when we are ill; there’s more to illness than just the physical. Our physical, mental and emotional health are dependent on each other, and need to be in balance for us to really be healthy and happy. I learned this the hard way, and came to nutrition (and a rediscovery of my childhood real food roots) via not one, but three brushes with major ill health caused by prolonged, severe stress, including ME and cancer.
Continual professional development, while keeping a keen eye on clinical research, is vital to stay relevant and informed about the latest discoveries and interventions, backed by scientific evidence. A lifetime love of good food and cooking combines with this knowledge, allowing me to create scrumptious recipes with specific health benefits, targeted at particular conditions, and seasonal recipes that are all about enjoying the healthiest, most delicious food: fresh, local produce.
Training, study, and research encompassing a variety of disciplines, such as nutritional therapy, clinical nutrition, functional medicine, and food and environmental allergies, has allowed me a holistic view of causal and situational elements of health, with equally holistic solutions.
The result? A way of returning to real food in a modern way, promoting real health, delicious meals and local produce – the art of Functional Food.
To learn more about the different membership levels and current courses, go here. I’d love to welcome you to the Functional Foodie family!
If you’d like to discuss private coaching, an individual health or eating plan, or you’d like to discuss writing, speaking, consulting, recipe development, catering or teaching, send a message via the contact form here.
I specialise in specific nutrition for mental health disruptions, ME/chronic fatigue, cancer recovery, autoimmune disorders, gut issues, hormones, ASD diet changes and reaching your happy weight. Oh, and delicious food!
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