I graduated from the Otago University in 1997 with a Batchelor of Pharmacy. Once graduating I decided to study Clinical Nutrition to understand the principles of nutrition and how the complex nature of food and supplements impact health.
By simply asking why we eat food and what is its purpose and understanding how this affects our health and wellbeing we can understand why our population is so unhealthy and why chronic disease is increasing at an alarming rate.
In 2002 I completed a Post Graduate Diploma Clinical Nutrition via the International Academy of Nutrition in Australia. I then went on to complete the Primary Modules in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine from ACNEM in 2006 and again in 2017. I am now completing the Manuka Translational Nutrigenomic course to have a better understanding of the impact that our environment and lifestyle has on our genetic expression.