About Sally

Writer & Speaker

Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine and Complementary Health

Hello! I’m Sally

Health writer, Reg Nutritional Therapist (rCNHC) & Reg Nutritionist (MBANT)

Nutritional therapists are often viewed as pious, clean-living individuals, baking kamut muffins for fun.  I hate to disappoint you – I’m really not like that.

Having spent my teens and early twenties as a terrible pescatarian (more of a ‘pastafarian’​ if I’m honest, living on pasta bake and cheese) I know from experience the detrimental effects of poor food choices.

Zero energy, spots, raging pre-menstrual tension, bloating, crazy bowel habits…the list goes on.

At age 21 I got a job in a fantastic local healthfood store (Tullivers in York city centre) and slowly began my journey into the world of herbs, nutrition, naturopathy and positive lifestyle changes.

I loved sharing this information with customers and decided to take things further by qualifying as a Nutritional Therapist.
I ran a private clinic in central York for over ten years and now focus on nutrition & lifestyle medicine writing, workshops and education.
My area of particular interest is the fascinating link between our gut and brain.

Your tummy talks with your brain all the time: nutrition helps us to know which foods make the best conversation!

Presentation & writing clients include…

Hiscox UK

‘Lunch & Learn’ presentation on nutrition for managing stress and supporting mental health

TSYS

Workplace presentation on nutrition for energy and managing stress

RNIB and Sight Support Ryedale

Nutrition workshops for people newly diagnosed with sight loss

Radio York

Regular commentator on nutrition and health news stories and phone-in guest answering listeners questions.

York Press

Monthly columnist from Jan 2014 – Dec 2019.  See some examples at:

Nutrigold Ltd

Blogs and newsletters for the Education Service

Much to the amusement of my family, I’ve even appeared on Sky News talking about beans and lentils!

My Qualifications

  • BSc in Nutritional Medicine
  • Full membership of BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) and CNHC registered
  • Fellowship of The Health Food Institute (HFI)
  • PGCert in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
  • I undertake plenty of ongoing Continuous Professional Development to keep abreast of news, research and techniques.

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