ABOUT ME

Rachel Jessey – Nutritional Therapist

Dip CNM MSc Student Personalised Nutrition

ABOUT ME

Rachel Jessey – Nutritional Therapist

Dip CNM MSc Student Personalised Nutrition

My passion for nutrition

I have always loved to cook I find it relaxing after a day at work, I use it as an opportunity to think and clear my mind.  I have witnessed time and time again the positive impact that nutrition has on myself, friends, family and clients.

From early childhood I have always had an innate belief that what you put in your body determines how your body will feel and react, which tied in with my interest in sports – my background as a sprinter meant that I needed to take care of my body and learn how to nourish it very early on, I was bought up on home cooked food and have continued to nourish myself and my own family on home cooked food since.  However, there was a slight blip to this seemingly perfect nutritional story……

My passion for nutrition

I have always loved to cook I find it relaxing after a day at work, I use it as an opportunity to think and clear my mind.  I have witnessed time and time again the positive impact that nutrition has on myself, friends, family and clients.

read more

From early childhood I have always had an innate belief that what you put in your body determines how your body will feel and react. Which tied in with my interest in sports – my background as a sprinter meant that I needed to take care of my body and learn how to nourish it very early on.

I was bought up on home cooked food and have continued to nourish myself and my own family on home cooked food since.  However, there was a slight blip to this seemingly perfect nutritional story……

My own Journey to wellness

It wasn’t until my early 20’s that my interest in nutrition really grew, I was living on my own, burning the candle at both ends and went through a period of a few years where I didn’t really look after myself. I suffered with strange symptoms that wouldn’t subside, I was tired all the time, had bad skin, poor digestion and a really low immune response and after a seemingly long period of ill health and various tests later no one could find anything “wrong”.

I instinctively knew that I wasn’t nourishing myself properly and that this was the root cause of my problems. With the help of a nutritionist, I improved my diet, made some important life choices and started to take care of myself. 20 years later I haven’t looked back. My symptoms have disappeared, and I feel great! As a result of my own journey I invested in myself and have spent nearly 10 years educating myself in the field of nutrition.  I have gone on to support many others like me who needed guidance along their road to better health and well-being.

My learning journey

I undertook a 3 year diploma in Nutritional Therapy.  After setting up my practice I embarked on a BSc in Nutritional Science, which I have had the amazing opportunity to APEL across to a MSc in Personalised Nutrition with renowned The Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management alongside Middlesex University.

I have undertaken postgraduate modules in Functional Sports Nutrition and Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice. For me the learning journey in nutrition never stops as it is a subject which is always evolving as we learn more about the functions of the human body and nutritional interactions. It is my mission to keep on learning, researching and increasing my knowledge to enable me to continue using an evidence-based framework for my clients.

My approach

Food comes first! I focus on stripping nutrition plans right back to basics, laying down solid foundations on which to build and layer upon. I prefer to combine my science-based knowledge with traditional holistic practices and believe that everyone is in possession of a body that has the ability to heal itself, detox itself and protect itself without the need for supplementation, pills, powders and quick fix diets.

The core principles of how I practice come from the Functional Medicine model. Functional Medicine looks to address the underlying cause of imbalances, dysfunctions and disease, by shifting the traditional disease-centered focus to a more client centered one.

My passion for food and fitness has steered me towards the field of sports nutrition and I have since helped support clients from, regular gym goers to Ultra-Marathon runners to competing bodybuilders. However many clients outside of the sporting community simply want to use nutrition to support their overall health and wellbeing.

What to expect as a client

  • A range of consultation options for you to choose from based on what you want to achieve and your current budget.
  • Choice of becoming a one-off client or ongoing client
  • An online programme and weekly nutrition support

My own Journey to wellness

It wasn’t until my early 20’s that my interest in nutrition really grew, I was living on my own, burning the candle at both ends and went through a period of a few years where I didn’t really look after myself.

I suffered with strange symptoms that wouldn’t subside, I was tired all the time, had bad skin, poor digestion and a really low immune response and after a seemingly long period of ill health and various tests later no one could find anything “wrong”.

read more

I instinctively knew that I wasn’t nourishing myself properly and that this was the root cause of my problems, so, I sought the help of a nutritionist. I improved my diet, made some important life choices and started to take care of myself.  20 years later I haven’t looked back.

My symptoms have disappeared, and I feel great! As a result of my own journey I invested in myself and retrained in the field of nutrition and have gone on to support many others like me who needed guidance along their road to better health and well-being.

My learning journey

I undertook a 3 year diploma in Nutritional Therapy.  After setting up my practice I embarked on a BSc in Nutritional Science, which I have had the amazing opportunity to apel across to a MSc in Personalised Nutrition with renowned The Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management alongside Middlesex University.

read more

I have undertaken postgraduate modules in Functional Sports Nutrition and Applying functional medicine in clinical practice. I don’t intend to stop there as my goal is to end up with a PhD.

For me the learning journey in nutrition never stops as it is a subject which is always evolving as we learn more about the functions of the human body and nutritional interactions. It is my mission to keep on learning, researching and increasing my knowledge to enable me to continue using an evidence-based framework for my clients.

My approach

Food comes first!  I focus on stripping nutrition plans right back to basics, laying down solid foundations on which to build and layer upon.  I prefer to combine my science-based knowledge with traditional holistic practices and believe that everyone is in possession of a body that has the ability to heal itself, detox itself and protect itself without the need for supplementation, pills, powders and quick fix diets.

read more

The core principles of how I practice come from the Functional Medicine model. Functional Medicine looks to address the underlying cause of imbalances, dysfunctions and disease, by shifting the traditional disease-centered focus to a more client centered one.

My passion for food and fitness has steered me towards the field of sports nutrition and I have since helped support clients from, regular gym goers to Ultra-Marathon runners and competing bodybuilders, however many clients outside of the sporting community simply want to use nutrition to support their overall health and wellbeing.

What to expect as a client

  • A range of consultation options for you to choose from based on what you want to achieve and your current budget.
  • Choice of becoming a one-off client or ongoing basis client
  • Online and email access for my support

“I will spend time with clients listening to their histories and looking at the interactions between genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that will help to develop a bespoke and personalised plan’

 “I focus on stripping nutrition plans right back to basics”

“I will spend time with clients listening to their histories and looking at the interactions between genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that will help to develop a bespoke and personalised plan’

 “I focus on stripping nutrition plans right back to basics”

For any enquiries or questions contact me here.