I graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a Bachelors of Science degree (BSc 1st class hons) in Nutrition, Exercise and Health. I then spent most of my professional training in Dietetics at Leeds Metropolitan University where obtained a Post Graduate Diploma (PG Dip) and Masters degree (MSc distinction) in Dietetics and Nutrition.
I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA), Diabetes UK and Freelance Dietitians Group.
My specialist dietetic clinical expertise is weight loss, diabetes (both Type 1 and Type 2), pre-diabetes, reactive hypoglycaemia, digestive diseases (IBS, including Low FODMAP diets; Coeliac Disease; Diverticular disease) and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). I am an experienced UK registered dietitian and nutritionist sharing my work between the NHS Hospital working as a Diabetes Specialist Dietitian and my private practice. Over the years I have worked in the various areas of dietetics and have been part of the research team at the leading UK Hospital.
Please visit my website for more details about myself and my work: www.acediets.com
HOW DO TRAPPED NERVES HAPPEN?
Trapped nerves can result from varying circumstances. Often, muscle tension or spasm can create increased pressure in the areas surrounding the nerves, resulting in temporary compression.
They can also become trapped or irritated during sustained positions or repetitive movements e.g. poor posture from a desk job or repetitive strain injury at the wrist.
More severe physiological changes in the spine, such as disc bulges or loss of disc height, scarring, swelling, bony overgrowth or vertebral slipping (spondylolisthesis) can also cause changes to the space the nerve travels through and result in compression, although these are far less common.
I appreciate the difficulty my clients face when trying to make permanent lifestyle and dietary changes therefore I have completed additional training in behavioral sciences: I am an accredited Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner, a certified hypnotherapist and have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am frequent presenter at the national and international diabetes conferences and have several publications in the peer review scientific journals. If you would like to find out more about my research, please visit my website: www.acediets.com
I am a caring and non-judgmental practitioner and support my clients on each step of their treatment journey.