What inspired you to become a nutritionist?
Growing up I struggled with my skin (I had eczema and acne) and for me, the conventional approach to treating these conditions only provided a temporary solution. I’ve always thought about health more holistically - like what is the root cause of this problem? So it was my own skin journey that initially inspired me to study nutrition.
What's your approach when it comes to diet & lifestyle?
I actually have a very relaxed approach. I don’t have strict rules around diet, I feel like that in itself is not helpful. I eat mostly organic food where possible, plenty of fruits & vegetables. There’s nothing that I won’t eat (apart from the fact I’m now pescatarian) but I stay away from highly processed foods as much as I can. I’d say that’s my only “rule” - to eat real food. So if I’m having a dessert, I’m having one made with good quality ingredients, not one full of preservatives.
You're specializing in skin and beauty-related issues, what are your go-to foods for healthy skin?
My top ones are berries (all varieties but my favourites are blueberries, acai and cherries) & green tea or matcha as they are great sources of antioxidants. Even in the winter I add frozen berries to my smoothies or porridge. Then also things like avocados, nuts & seeds, and wild salmon for the good fats. And water!