About Tracy

I am a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist, based in York, working with clients from across Yorkshire and beyond. I qualified, following 3 years of training, with a foundation degree and diploma in nutritional therapy in 2006, from the renowned Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London, founded by Patrick Holford.

Since qualifying I have been practising Nutritional Therapy, advising clients with a wide range of different health conditions. The most common being weight gain, food intolerance and food allergy, IBS and a range of gut problems, low energy (including chronic fatigue syndrome), mood and sleep problems, excess stress and anxiety.

I am also an Optimum Energy Coach and have a particular interest in ‘mindfulness’ – applied both generally and its therapeutic beneifits when applied to food and nutrition.

My previous career entailed a first degree in education, a masters degree and a 20 year career in Health Service management, research and consultancy.

Postgraduate Education

I am strongly committed to the importance of keeping up-to-date with rapidly changing research in nutritional science and extend my skill base for the benefit of my clients. I attend many and various continuing professional development seminars and have attended CPD courses on the following:

  • Breast cancer update
  • Women and gut disorders
  • Connective tissue problems
  • Asthma and other lung-related problems
  • Chronic pain
  • Functional hormone health, including the thyroid, adrenals and liver
  • Special diets
  • Functional nutrition
  • Vitamin D
  • Botanicals
  • Weight loss
  • Menopause
  • Thyroid health
  • Chronic disease
  • Sleep disorders
  • Female health
  • Stress
  • Detoxification and biotransformation
  • Mind-body tools
  • Heart health and cholesterol
  • Detoxification and weight loss
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Probiotics and gastrointestinal support
  • Liver support
  • Leaky gut and autoimmune disease
  • The gut, liver and systemic inflammation
  • Children’s nutrition
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Food allergy and food intolerance
  • Allergies, inflammation and immunity
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Gluten sensitivity
  • Chronic fatigue and low energy
  • Gastrointestinal health
  • Immune health
  • Renal health
  • Headaches
  • Oral and gum health
  • The therapeutic use of alkalising and living foods
  • Magnesium deficiency and the symptoms this causes