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 a gut infection. It left me with chronic IBS symptoms, poor sleep, low energy, joint pain and poor immunity. It seemed like I continuously picked up every virus that was around.
It was difficult to get to the root cause of my symptoms, and they weren’t 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 in the importance of a mind-body approach. Everything that has ever happened to a person brings them to the health they have today.
I offer an individualised method that recognises the interaction of every aspect of a person’s life. My aim is to empower my clients with the practical knowledge and support they need to achieve optimal health.
A good diet and lifestyle can have an incredible impact on your health. Every choice you make today creates the foundations you need to build the health you desire.
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.