Welcome to The Health Gardener, my name is Melissa Smith, I’m a Registered Nutritional Therapist. I suppose it may seem to be a rather strange name for a nutritional therapy business. In the same way a gardener weeds an overgrown garden to let the flowers to thrive, getting to the root of your health issues and weeding out the bad stuff is key to creating health.
I always like to know a little about someone I am considering consulting before I make contact so here is a bit about me. However, bear in mind this is not about me, but how I can help YOU start your journey to improved health.
How passionate about food and it’s impact on our health can one person be? VERY as it turns out. As I continue my journey in Nutritional Therapy I become more and more enthusiastic about nutritional therapy and how it can support good health. This is a passion that I would like to share with you to help you feel the best you can.
As a child a lot of ‘normal’ food made me feel sick. I was constantly tired, found it difficult to focus and just generally didn’t feel quite right. Interestingly the foods that me feel yuk as a child are exactly the foods I avoid now. Over the years I changed my diet to one that made me feel better on numerous occasions. Each time I got ‘better’ I slipped back to my old way of eating. Following a so called ‘healthy’ diet until I felt worse and worse. The last straw was when I forgot it was my husband’s birthday (not good!). That’s when I knew I had take action. Studying with the renowned Institute of Optimum Nutrition, gave me the tools both to help me feel well and now you.
As I continue my journey I now know which foods I can tolerate and which I can’t, how to adjust my lifestyle to support good health and at least I can now remember my husband’s birthday!