GHP - 2018 Alternative Medicine & Holistic Health Awards

28 GHP / 2018 Alternative Medicine & Holistic Health Awards , conventional medicine wasn’t able to help me. After trying everything from herbalism to colonic irrigation, I eventually found the solution using the right nutrition and supplements to correct an oestrogen imbalance.” Drawing on her passion for health and her love of sharing knowledge with others, Susannah finds her work as a nutritional therapist hugely rewarding. “I have always been fascinated by human biochemistry, nutrition and wellbeing, and I also really enjoy helping people. So when I studied to be a nutritional therapist back in 2000, I was able to combine these interests and pursue a really fulfilling career,” she says. She graduated from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London with distinction in 2003, and is an accredited member of both the British Association for Nutritional Therapists and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. Today she sees clients at her clinic near Petersfield in Hampshire, which is an hour outside London, and also via Skype. Best Nutritional Therapist 2018 – Hampshire Susannah Lawson has been a nutritional therapist and author for 16 years, specialising in fertility and stress resilience as well as general health. We invited her to tell us more about her work and the innovative tools she uses to help clients achieve greater wellbeing. Working with often complex health problems, Susannah’s approach is to ensure that each client, wherever they are and whatever they need, receives a tailored solution to help them achieve their goals. “I aim to thoroughly investigate each person’s underlying health imbalances and then devise a strategy to restore equilibrium. I often recommend biochemical testing to identify nutrient deficiencies, uncover imbalances in hormones, gut flora depletion or the presence of pathogens, or screen for toxins, e.g. from mercury, lead or cadmium exposure, which is surprisingly common.” A long-standing area of specialty for Susannah is fertility, which is an increasingly common problem for many couples today, and something which she is particularly passionate about. “It is truly wonderful to be able to support couples with their fertility, and I have been lucky enough to see many healthy babies come into the world as a result. An added bonus is that healthy parents are more likely to produce healthy children. So following a pre-conceptual nutrition programme can not only help couples to overcome fertility issues, but also ensure their babies have all the nutrients they need to develop optimally and thrive.” Skin health and digestion are other areas that particularly interest Susannah, and she draws AMH18029 on her own personal experiences to ensure clients receive the support they need. “My own skin problems led me initially to look at alternative approaches to health, when