Why I became a Nutritional Therapist

Sian Barker at a dinner table surrounded by food looking happy

By Sian Barker | Oct, 24th 2022

From a young age, I have always loved food and cooking.  

However, my interest in nutrition started as a result of my own health journey after becoming a single parent.  I was working in a global software house, juggling work and life whilst bringing up 2 young boys. 

As a result, my diet and health took a back seat.   I was eating food on the go and finishing off the boy’s leftover beige food.  Sleep was often overlooked. After the long struggle to get the boys to sleep I would flop on the sofa with a glass of wine, go to bed late to then be faced with being woken up in the early hours.

I was exhausted, putting on weight and feeling thoroughly fed up.  Eventually, I realised I couldn’t carry on like this.  I started looking into nutrition and spent many years researching and learning what I could do to change my current lifestyle.

The small changes I made to my diet and lifestyle were profound in helping me feel better about myself.  After a lot of research, I knew that I wanted to study nutritional therapy to learn more about how we can support health through nutrition.  In 2018, I enrolled at The Institute for Optimum Nutrition and I loved it.

I am not about fad diets. My personal experience has given me the ability to understand what people may be facing in their life and how small realistic changes, that are achievable and suit their lifestyles, can make a profound difference.

It has fueled my passion further to empower, educate and support my clients to regain their health through diet, supplementation and practical lifestyle modifications to get to the root cause of their health issues and not just treat and suppress symptoms.

Here on my blog, I want to share this with you.  There will be content on the topics of nutrition and how you can use it to best support your health. 

Interested in finding out more? Click here to find out more about what services I can offer you or drop me an email [email protected].