Pam’s passion for robust healthful living is deeply embedded in the tapestry of her own life experiences in health, love and loss. A firm believer in following the nudges life sends our way Pam was guided into Nursing following the sudden death of her own father when she was 17yrs old. A career spanning the specialisms of Intensive Care and Renal Nursing, Pam finally found her “home” within Palliative (Hospice) Care whilst studying for her Masters in Health Care. As a former Palliative Care Nurse Specialist, Lecturer and Researcher Pam spent most of her career caring for those with significant, life limiting disease and developing skills that focused not just the physical presentation but also the emotional, psychological and spiritual aspects of well-being.
Pam’s journey into Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine was sparked whilst attending an Acupuncturist who successfully managed an acute onset of Migraines in 2011. In excruciating pain, unresolved by conventional medicine, Pam was intrigued by the general guidance from her acupuncturist to also consider dietary changes. She set about eliminating sugar entirely, and the difference in energy, sleep, mood and weight was immense. Having lost her Mum to bowel cancer, aged just 64yrs, Pam was determined to offer an alternative healthcare approach and so re-trained as a Nutritional Therapist in order to support people earlier on in their health journey.
Pam has successfully managed her own gut, thyroid and auto-immune (yes the hair-do is alopecia) health conditions and is especially passionate about supporting busy, professional woman who find themselves exhausted, with “wonky-doo” hormones, grumbling guts and overwhelmed with that feeling of “walking in treacle” – because this was exactly how she previously lived her life.
“I want everyone to know that honestly – it doesn’t need to be this way; and that you don’t need to go it alone. I know I would have been a different parent, professional and friend if I had accessed this knowledge earlier on in my life. With gentle, sustainable change we can see significant positive impact in all aspects of our life, and truly experience the life we want to live”
As well as over 10years of graduate study Pam combines years of training in advance communication skills and holistic assessment with her passion for person centred spiritual care. Pam is also known for her compassion and her gentle but reassuring use of humour in providing realistic solutions to her clients.
Originally from Glasgow Pam now lives in Worcestershire with her husband, two children, and a growing selection of random animals. She loves nothing more than marching through beautiful countryside and returning to a roaring fire, G&T with a hearty slice of one of Keeley’s delicious Paradise bars.