I am a qualified Nutritional Therapist from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (2013). I am registered with British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy (BANT) which is the professional body for Nutritional Therapists (www.bant.org.uk) and am fully insured with Balens I am also a member with Nutrilink and CNM.
Kate Ormsby DipCNM, mBANT, CNHC reg
About me and Endometriosis
I first came into contact with using food to heal my health, about 14 years ago when I was having ongoing chronic symptoms of cystitis and thrush. I had not made a connection to my lifestyle and my health. After numerous trips to my GP in London I was then referred to Urology at Kings Hospital, whereby I was seen by a specialist and underwent numerous investigations, medication and cystoscopies. This only seemed to exacerbate my symptoms and I continued to decline. I was then diagnosed with intersticial cystitis. A dignosis without cure, and was then put on 6 months of anti-biotics (even though I did not have any infection). The anti-biotics did not work and my health declined even further.
I then decided to take matters into my own hands, seeking alternative therapies to help ease my pain and suffering. I was recommended by a friend to see a healer, who did some amazing work and things started to improve. We talked a lot about my lifestyle and what I was eating (or not eating!) This amazing woman referred me to a Nutritional Therapist - I wasnt holding out much hope, but went along anyway.
Well, after the first session I actually felt relieved and listened too, and started on my journey to recovery. After only a few months, my health improved dramatically and the symptoms subsided - I had suffered like this from about the age of 15yrs, just when my periods had started. Periods would be extremely painful, long and heavy. They were also only about 3 weeks apart and would last for over a week.
I hadn't made a connection to my hormonal health to what was going on in my body. Nobody had ever mentioned this before, certainly not the many GP's I had seen and I had never been referred to a Gynaecologist to actually explore what was happening to me. So, after seeing improvements, life went on very well until only 1 year after graduating from CNM as a Nutritional Therapist.
What no-one had realised was actually, I had endometriosis. After a trauma suffered in 2012, my symptoms came back with a vengeance. Stress also paid a big part in triggering and driving my underlying condition. I ended up having hospital admissions due to the pain, I thought the interstical cystitis had reared its ugly head again, not knowing it was endo. It was then after 25 years of symptoms, I knew there was something seriously wrong and demanded to see a Gynaecologist. I even paid privately to be seen urgently. I was then diagnosed within 5 minutes and was scheduled an operation (laparoscopy) the following week.
Now, I understand Endometriosis, I can support my body to cope with this awful disease; using food and herbs as medicine.
My next journey, is to finally start a family at the age of 44. After suffering a miscarriage in 2016, I am hopeful this will happen for me. I have been through so much, my aim also is to help other women who have been through similar experiences to myself - watch this space!
Nutritional Therapy - your journey
What I do with Nutritional Therapy is to apply nutrition science in the promotion of health. Using a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and how they may contribute to symptoms and health concerns.
I will work with you to address any imbalances and help support the body towards maintaining health. Every person is unique, therefore I would recommend a personalised nutrition and lifestyle programme tailored to the individual.
Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their overall health and wellbeing.
Kate Ormsby DipCNM
I qualified as a Nutritional Therapist from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (www.naturopathy-uk.com).
I am fully insured through Balens.
I am qualified to support clients through oestrogen metabolism and nutriclean detox programmes; which in particular, can help to support a variety of female hormonal problems.
I have worked with the homeless community in Brighton & Hove for 10 years to improve overall well-being, physical and mental health.
I also worked with the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership (www.bhfood.org.uk), as a community nutritionist for the past 2 years. Mainly running weight loss programmes/workshops in Brighton for adults .
I am also the Director of Studies for the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Brighton, which entails running all aspects of the Biomedicine and Naturopathic Nutrition courses.
Location:. I cover Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas inc Lewes, Shoreham, Eastbourne, Worthing and Haywards Heath.