Hello, I’m Sarah West-Sadler and a registered Nutritional Therapist based in Oakham, Rutland.
I’ve always loved food, but it was the birth of my first son that triggered the start of my passion for nutrition. I started to recognise the impact of different foods and nutrients upon our health and wellbeing, both on a daily basis and the longer-term future. My son has Downs Syndrome and I wanted to do everything I could to give him the very best of everything. Feeding him well was something I could do! I am also a mum to twins, so life in our house is busy! I therefore recognise how challenging it can sometimes be to juggle life, work, children and then have a healthy, nutritious meal on the table!
I’ve worked in nutrition for over 10 years but it wasn’t until I studied Nutritional Therapy that I started to really understand that making simple changes to what I ate everyday could really influence how I felt. At the time of starting Nutritional Therapy, I suffered from regular headaches, mood swings, irregular bowel habits and fatigue (which I thought signalled the time for another strong cup of coffee!). I had also always struggled with maintaining a healthy weight and jumped on and off the diet band wagon, time and time again. I soon realised I had so much to learn and so my journey began (and still continues) to better health…
What has worked for me and I’m sure will work for you, is understanding why you want to make changes to your diet. We can then work together to set small, realistic goals to make the desired dietary changes, taking one step at a time so that changes become new habits and last a lifetime.
I’m confident that my background and education in nutrition, love of real food and life experiences can support you to make long-lasting, dietary and lifestyle changes to support a healthier YOU!
See you soon and best wishes,
Education and background includes:
MSc Distinction in Nutritional Therapy, Worcester University, 2017
BSc first class in Human Nutrition, Nottingham Trent University 2004
Member of Guideline Development Groups for Overweight and Obesity in children and adults, NICE, London 2012-2014
Dietary Assessment Co-ordinator, MRC, Cambridge 2009-2012