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Melanie Martin is a registered Nutritional Therapist, having studied at The Institute for Optimum Nutrition in Richmond London. The principle around which she was trained is that of Functional Medicine.
Mel looks for the underlying causes of health issues rather than treating symptoms. Those underlying issues could be lifestyle, genetics, diet, existing drug treatments, or a whole host of things.
Since she qualified and started practicing more than 10 years ago, Mel has become increasingly curious about psychology as an underlying cause or co-factor. She studied at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating in Colorado to try to understand more about this area of interest, and why some of us, Mel included, have these lifelong, often secret, and shame-filled, battles with food choices.
Mel has also studied metabolic health extensively and has completed the Nutritional Network Low Carb Healthy Fat training for practitioners and many Continuing Professional Development hours.
Mel heard Bitten Jonsson speak about food addiction in 2021, something she had intuited and had often heard clients allude to, so this was a real “missing piece” moment for her. She consequently completed Bitten’s SUGAR and Holistic Medicine Addiction training.
She most recently completed a 15-week introductory course in counseling/psychotherapy and her next learning/development step as a practitioner is to train professionally as a counselor/psychotherapist.
Today, Clarissa, Mel, and I talk about the following:
Mel’s Personal/Professional Journey
What are some common hormones such as estrogen & progesterone and why do they fluctuate?
How do hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol impact appetite?
What can we do? Do you have any suggestions for someone listening today?
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