From as long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for food. My first memory was baking bread when I was about 10 years old and I have been captivated by food ever since. It has only been over the last 10 years that I really started looking at the psychology behind food and how we can use food to heal not only our bodies, but our minds too.
I trained as a Health & Wellness coach 10 years ago then went on to train as a nutritionist. I now have qualifications in raw food, foraging, nutrition and mental health, Ayurveda diet & nutrition and herbalism. I also hold a qualification as a Naturopath and use this for plant based medicine making.
The main reason I started really looking into how food can heal us is due to my own personal health issues. I was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and although I beat it once, I was given the devastating news that it had come back in the same place. As a consequence I lost 6 babies and suffered not only gruelling physical issues but my mental health took a huge battering too. I wanted to draw from the experiences that I had been through and do something positive with them to enable me to help others who need it and so Mood Foods was born! I now help clients who have a range of health complaints ranging from minor ailments to serious conditions such as cancer.
Mood Foods focuses on nutrition, mental health & well being. I believe that eating a balanced diet is not just about a certain diet choice but more about an individual journey; A journey of mindful nutrition. As a reiki master of nearly 15 years I reiki all my food before, during and after cooking! This way I can make sure the energy is as high as it needs to be to nourish your body!
Good, healthy, nutritional, wholesome food should be available to everyone irrespective of your circumstances. At Mood Foods, we are extremely passionate about helping people understand how food can have an instrumental effect on your mental health, your physical health, your psychological health and your spiritual wellbeing. Becoming more aware of your diet and the benefits of how food can help you to make the necessary adjustments which meet the needs of your body and mind, will give you everything you need to maintain and improve your life.
We are all individuals. We are all unique. We all therefore have different ways in which we all want to be healthy and to live our lives to their full potential. There is so much advice on healthy living, diets, meal planning etc it can be hard to know what’s best for us. We all have a basic right as humans to enjoy a balanced nutritional diet and to sustain optimum health and well being (psychologically, physically, emotionally and spiritually) through different food groups. Eating healthy shouldn’t be about cost but in about knowing what foods to feed yourself and why.
I also offer one to one and group sessions for food coaching. In these sessions we look at food mapping, food behaviours and why we crave the foods we do, meal planning, how to feed your own human energy system and a few other useful tools that will stay with you for life.
I can also help if you suffer from any of the following health problems:
Depression & Anxiety
IBS, Bowel Disease & Disorders
Unhealthy relationships with food
Sensitivities & Allergies
Before the start of the lockdown in March I was running regular cookery classes for adults and cookery classes for children called ‘Mood Foods Kids’. These classes are a chance for you to learn, cook and then take home the recipes you have created. In each class the students will be making a mix of sweet and savoury treats unless otherwise stated on the event or if they are themed events. All ingredients are provided and all the recipes are created and catered towards mindful nutrition and healthy eating. There is no refined sugar, no additives, preservatives or chemicals in our cookery classes and ingredients are fresh and sourced locally where possible to help maintain a nutritionally balanced cookery class. We also like to add extra ingredients that boost your nutrient, vitamin and mineral intake.
I will be taking bookings for these again as soon as I am able to. If you are interested, please register your interest here
Ayurveda also plays a big part of the nutritional aspect of Mood Foods