Sally-Anne Wilkinson has always loved working with people and supporting them to improve their lives. Previously she worked as a primary school teacher and as a Citizen’s Advice Bureau adviser. She feels the experience she gained from working with so many different ages, personalities, and personal circumstances has developed strong empathetic qualities which helps her when investigating potential root causes of people’s health issues.
Her interest in nutrition began after giving birth to her second daughter, who was born with a chromosomal disorder (Pallister-Killian Syndrome) and a raft of health issues that increased with her age (nervous tics, anxiety, aggressive outbursts, throat swelling, stomach pain, restless legs, and hidradenitis suppurativa – extremely painful, chronic abscesses). Sally-Anne trained to become a nutritional therapist after easing or eliminating these symptoms by researching dietary and lifestyle measures, and later, employing the help of a nutritional therapist. She also improved many of her own symptoms which were connected with the worries of having a child with chronic ill-health (food cravings, fatigue, constant colds, allergies and food intolerances, digestive issues, joint pain and weight gain). She is passionate about the therapeutic potential of good food and lifestyle, and wants to pass her knowledge on to others.
Sally-Anne is aware many people are confused by the contradictory evidence surrounding healthy diet and uses her previous experience to help research and simplify nutritional science into easy-to-understand nutritional plans. Her approach is to help people change their eating habits in a way that suits their preferences, personality and lifestyle, and to eat in a way that satisfies them whilst maintaining a healthy diet in an increasingly unhealthy world. She offers support to individuals with common health complaints (for instance, anxiety, weight gain, migraines, fatigue, joint pain, digestive issues, skin issues, allergies, etc) as well as aiding those with chronic or autoimmune conditions. She is also interested in children’s health, and anyone looking to optimise the nutritional balance of their vegetarian or vegan diets.