Meet Patricia Durand
I love working with my clients to design the most effective and practical solutions for them. After all, our greatest wealth is our health and it is amazing how small steps can make a huge difference in our wellbeing.
I am a member of BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) and CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).
Fighting recurrent infections: My journey to become a Nutritional Therapist.
For many years, I was the manager of a large team in a big corporation. I enjoyed my job and the people I worked with but the long hours in the office, the lack of exercise, the regular lunches consisting of a bag of crisps or a chocolate bar in front of my computer screen, the cakes shared during meetings, the after-work drinks and cigarettes started to have a negative impact on my health.
I developed recurrent chest infections lasting for weeks then months and suffered from debilitating migraines. I often felt exhausted, struggling to concentrate. It became obvious I had to change my ways to get better. Following my GP advice, I stopped smoking. Then, I looked into strengthening my immune system and increasing my energy level. I modified my diet (but still enjoy a glass or two of good wine!!), changed some of my lifestyle habits and my health improved dramatically.
During this journey, my interest in biology and the relationship between the food we eat/our environment/our lifestyle and our wellbeing unfold. I registered to a three years diploma in nutrition with the College of Naturopathic Medicine. Now, I love being a “health detective” and helping others optimising their health and wellbeing. Little changes can go a long way.
Contact me to discuss how I can help you.
Our fast-changing world and modern lifestyle put a lot of pressure on us: we try to achieve many professional and personal goals, to fulfil an increasing number of demands with little time to reflect on oneself and our health. It often leads to poor food choices, high level of stress and might generate body imbalances that will affect our health and wellbeing.
Besides, the numerous and, at times, misleading health claims and diet information available in the media create a lot of confusion and raise many questions that can add an extra load of anxiety.
“Is this food good or bad for me?”
“Am I doing the right thing for me and my family?”
It is where I will be able to assist you as a nutritional therapist.
Whether you need help to make the right decision when it comes to your food and lifestyle choices, to optimise your health, to boost your energy or to manage stress and anxiety levels, I will be there to empower you and support you to achieve your goals.