Nutrition & Lifestyle Practitioner
I’m Sara Handford, a Bant Registered Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner based in Ascot, Berkshire, UK.
In 2016 I was diagnosed with Graves disease, an autoimmune condition that affects the thyroid gland and can cause all sorts of symptoms such as anxiety and irritability, heat sensitivity, fatigue, tremors, heart palpitations and sleep disturbance. Some of which are similar symptoms to peri/menopause. I was keen to know what I could do in tandem with medical intervention to proactively improve my general health. I researched contributing factors such as stress and diet – which led me to implement some nutrition and lifestyle changes which would gradually restore my body to a state of health. That was the start of my journey to re-train as a nutritional therapist and I have never looked back. After completing my training at the renowned Institute of Optimum Nutrition, London, I am now focused on inspiring women who – like me – are keen to get to the root cause and work on their health concerns.
Today, I feel happier, healthier and more physically and emotionally balanced than ever before. I look forward to helping to nourish and nurture you to feel the same way
I have a particular interest in the following:-
– Thyroid health
– Acid reflux
I offer consultations via zoom as well as face to face. During our first consultation, this is a chance for me to hear your story in greater detail. I will ask you lots of questions in order to build a clear picture of your current health. We will explore areas including your diet, your daily routine, your work and home life, your sleep habits, stress factors and your general sense of wellbeing. We will also define your personal health goals and set manageable targets.
I will then begin to identify key imbalances that may be contributing to your symptoms. I will talk you through dietary factors that may be exacerbating symptoms, and nutritional and lifestyle changes that may help to alleviate these.
Together, we will devise a nutrition plan, which may also include incremental changes to your mealtime and bedtime schedules, exercise regime and daily routine. We will discuss how to implement these changes at the right pace for you, so that you can begin to form new lifelong habits
I offer a free 30-minute call or zoom to anyone that would like to ask further questions before committing to a package.
I also offer various online programmes throughout the year ranging from Hormone Harmony packages in collaboration with a breath worker and detox programmes. Click HERE to find what is on offer now.