Jocelyn Peregrine BSc, Dip NT, CNHC, mANP - clinical nutritional therapist and “detective”.
I lecture at the College of Naturopathic Medicine and run a busy clinic that has a special interest in addressing chronic disease, especially Alzheimer’s.
My personal experience led me to train in nutritional therapy....
“In my late 30s, there was a time when I was working in a high stress job in the financial sector by day and visiting a terminally ill family member in the evenings. I started experiencing debilitating gut problems, which was diagnosed as IBS. I was told that I just had to learn to live with it. So, knowing that wasn’t an option, I did some research and decided to try eliminating wheat and gluten from my diet. Within a week my symptoms reduced and in a month completely disappeared. The power of food to heal was a revelation to me! I wanted to find out more so I became a registered Nutritional Therapist over ten years ago, and more recently have trained in Functional Medicine.”
Clients often call me a “detective” – as we are all unique, the foods we eat will have a specific impact on us as individuals – these foods may create a pattern of symptoms or abundant health. I work out the impact of your diet. Of course, diet isn’t the only factor affecting our health - stress, sleep, toxins etc. all play a key roles alongside diet - all interacting with each other. In today’s world, without intervention, the end result is often a client being on the fast track to chronic ill health such as diabetes or Alzheimer’s.
The detective part continues with working out scientifically how our diet is working in the context of all these other factors, what needs to be removed and what added in to the diet, along with how our lifestyle and environment factors can be addressed. When examined all together, rather than separately, this “interconnectedness” of all the factors becomes apparent and the way forward to health is clearer.
Even small steps can make a big difference to our health and happiness.