A Little About Me
My name is Lisa Smith. I am a Nutritionist, I’m married and have two grown-up children. I love to be outdoors in the countryside or by the sea. Going for a walk with my dog is a happy moment of mindfulness I always appreciate in a busy day. For me it is a wonderful way to exercise and relax at the same time.
I enjoy cooking and first learnt how to cook properly after becoming ill myself and realising how important nutrition is to our health and well-being. I read lots of cookbooks and enjoyed trying all the new recipes. My family were encouraging and always ate the results of my kitchen experiments, regardless of how unsuccessful they were.
I have been practicing meditation on and off for years. Since making it a daily practice I have found it really helpful for improving my sleep and reducing stress.
Why I Became a Nutritionist
I first became interested in nutrition after experiencing my own health problems following acute food poisoning. It left me with chronic IBS symptoms, poor sleep, low energy, joint pain and migraines that continued for over 2 years.
It was difficult to get to the root cause of my symptoms, and they could not be resolved by conventional medicine. I really didn’t feel anything like my normal self. I had tried to make dietary changes but was lost in a sea of conflicting information and opinions.
My path to better health
Eventually, I found a Nutritionist in Manchester who gave me the guidance and support I needed. I learnt how to manage my symptoms by improving my gut health and reducing stress. This process helped me to re-balance my life.
I developed a daily meditation practice to improve my sleep and reduce stress. A yoga teacher first taught me meditation over 25 years ago, but I had not managed to be consistent with practice. An 8 week MBSR mindfulness course really helped me to prioritise meditation in my daily routine.
This whole experience gave me a new understanding about the importance of nutrition. There is a powerful connection between food and our wellness.
It inspired me to qualify as a Nutritional Therapist. I trained for three years, studying biochemistry and nutrition. I am continuing my education in functional medicine.
A new food & lifestyle philosophy
I believe nutrition and lifestyle are the foundations of health. My aim is to empower my clients with the practical knowledge and support they need for optimal health. A good diet and lifestyle can have an incredible impact on your health.
What Does a Nutritionist Do?
A Nutritionist advises people on what to eat for a healthy lifestyle, or achieve a specific health-related goal. Nutritional therapy is often used for preventing or managing diseases, and minimising symptoms.