My personal experience in transforming my health through nutrition and lifestyle changes has given me a passion for helping others to do the same. My areas of particular interest are digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, weight loss, thyroid problems, diabetes management and menopausal issues.
I am a research scientist by training, specialising in immunology and asthma, working at Guy’s Hospital. After completing my PhD I worked as a medical writer for over 25 years and had no particular thought of changing career. However, when I needed to lose weight, I unsurprisingly turned to science to find the answers. As I learned more about the way food choices affect the body’s functions, I became fascinated by nutrition, and understood that different people need different solutions to suit their individual needs.
Despite having struggled with weight issues throughout my life, I discovered that once I found the right way of eating for me, I was able to lose 38kg (6 stone) easily and, more importantly, I was able to keep it off. For the first time in my life, my weight has been stable for several years and I noticed many healthy benefits from my new way of eating.
Following my successes, I started helping others to do the same, working as a coach for Ways of Eating - a company specialising in app-based weight loss programs.
My experience with coaching online programs prompted me to want to do and learn more, so I trained as a Nutritional Therapist at Worcester University on a 2-year, Master's level postgraduate course, accredited by the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission. It may have come as a rather late change in career, but I absolutely love what I do now: being able to help people improve their health and well-being is so very rewarding.
I am registered with The Complementary and Natural Health care Council (CNHC) for Nutritional Therapy and am a member of The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT).
Qualifications and experience:
Master’s level Postgraduate Diploma in Nutritional Therapy, University of Worcester, 2018
Nutrition Coach at Ways of Eating, 2014 to 2018
Medical writer, 1990 to 2016
PhD, Immunology, University of London, 1990
MPhil, Immunology, University of Plymouth, 1984
BSc (Hons), Biological Sciences, Aston University, 1981
Caroline Rees PhD, The Lowe Barn, Dingle Road, Leigh, Worcestershire, UK