2 years in practice
Hi, I’m Annette James, a Registered Nutritional Therapist (mBANT, rCNHC), Wellness Coach and Yoga Teacher. I originally trained as a Food Scientist and worked in the food industry for more than 20 years. I love food, daily movement, ideally in the fresh air and relaxation. I am loving my late mid-life years and the freedoms these bring! My desire is to help other mid-lifers and stressed adults to discover their sense of ease through the nourishment of body, mind, and spirit. I do this using a functional (lifestyle) medicine approach, recommending adjustments to daily diet, movement (exercise), rest/sleep and relaxation practices that are grounded in scientific evidence. Today’s world can be extremely stressful, so it is critical we take/make time for ourselves to allow us to return to a balanced state for optimal health. By optimising our nutrition and health status, we minimise the risk of developing a chronic condition, or if we already have a chronic condition, be able to manage it better. Most recently, I completed my MSc Nutrition Science & Practice at the Northern College of Acupuncture (York) during which I undertook a fascinating study about British middle-aged adults and the relationship between their knowledge and adherence to the Mediterranean Diet. It highlighted some of the complex choices we make every day regarding healthy eating. Optimal wellness is about taking the steps to improve diet, movement (exercise), rest and relaxation, using nutritional and yoga therapies personalised to you and your needs.
About my key specialisation
I am passionate about healthy aging and aging in the best possible health! Key to this is healthy eating and optimising metabolic health, gut health and digestion and minimising inflammation. This can be further supported by daily movement (exercise), great sleep and regular relaxation. So what do we mean by metabolic health? Your metabolic health is defined by your weight but especially your waist measurement. Waist measurement is a good indicator of how much fat is being stored around your organs which in turn afects your health. In addition, metabolic health is about your blood pressure, blood sugar levels and blood fats (cholesterol and triglycerides). Getting these measures right promotes better health and reduced risk of a long-term condition. Key to achieving good metabolic health is through great gut health, digestion and absorption capability. A lack of metabolic and gut health can lead to inflammation, requiring the immune system to be on constant alert and may ultimately lead to a condition driven by inflammation such as cardiovascular, diabetes or dementia. Such conditions are unfortunatley increasing in prevalence but you can reduce your likelihood of manifestation through healthy lifestyle and dietary choices. Do get in touch to find out more.
About my practice and approach
My approach is to focus upon your goals and to support you to make the dietary and lifestyle adjustments to achieve them. I use a functional (lifestyle) medicine approach which is holistic in nature, exploring your signs and symptoms of imbalance. Together, we agree how you will address any imbalances and review your progress on a regular basis.