Anne has had a lifelong interest in a holistic approach to health, nutrition and well-being. A resident in Salisbury for over thirty-five years, she is married with four children. Despite a very busy lifestyle, as a passionate believer in the nutritional value of good food, Anne has always cooked from basic ingredients to provide her family with essential nourishment and nurture.
Originally Anne gained a BSc honours degree in biology and related subjects at London University and a postgraduate certificate in education at Bath University. She has taught biological sciences including human biology to secondary school students. Whilst teaching she developed an interest in yoga and gained her teaching certificate with the British Wheel of Yoga (BWOY) and then proceeded to achieve junior intermediate level status as an Iyengar yoga teacher. Anne then embraced the opportunity to further her knowledge in nutrition and in doing so succeeded in achieving recognition in an area of lifelong passion. She studied for three years at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition, gaining a diploma in nutritional therapy dip.ION and an FSc degree at Bedford University.
By continuing to further her knowledge and expertise Anne strives to ensure that she provides the very best service for her clients at Nourish & Nurture nutritional therapy. They derive benefit from her extensive study of current nutritional and scientific research literature.
For example as a member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) she gains access to Evidence-Based Databases including the Natural Standard Database and the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, periodicals and journals such as Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal (IMCJ) and Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living, Medical Education Dialogues (IFM MED)
Anne regularly participates in on-line webinars and attends conferences and seminars given by leading experts on the latest advances in nutritional medicine. She has attended and completed the inaugural Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP™-UK) training in London in 2011. Anne has also attended additional Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) training in 2013 in which she completed the Advanced Practice module entitled Restoring Gastrointestinal Equilibrium and in 2014 in which she completed the Advanced Practice module entitled Functional Nutrition ‘Head to Toe’.
At Nourish & Nurture nutritional therapy, the Functional Medicine model of a process-based assessment of individual drivers of health which facilitates a truly personalised approach to nutrition, diet and lifestyle recommendations is an integral part of nutritional therapy consultations.