My name is Vicki Gotham. I am an experienced Nutritional Therapist, Kinesiology Practitioner and Weight Management Coach. My aim is to support you in improving your diet and lifestyle in order to address your health issues and attain your health goals.
I have experienced first hand the dramatic effect that dietary change and a healthy lifestyle can have on overall wellbeing. I travelled a lot in my 20’s and became very run down. My diet was terrible. I was fatigued, anxious and I kept falling ill. I needed help. Medical doctors and tests kept telling me that I was fine. On paper everything was normal. So I looked further afield. That is when I discovered the world of complementary therapy and my life changed.
I visited a Nutritional Therapist and cleaned up my diet. I discovered and treated a candida infection. At this point I became functional again and started training to become a therapist myself.
Over the years I have used myself as an ongoing case study and through striving for continued improved health I have found out even more about my own potted health history…I’ve had various gut issues, toxicities and environmental sensitivities. I even had a gum infection that was causing huge stress for my whole body. There are many things that can drain health and vitality and I feel that I have had personal experience of many of them!
I have definitely learned that there are always connections that can be drawn for whatever is going on in the body. For example, toxicity will deplete the immune system which leaves the door open to infection. Add to that environmental stressors and you have a recipe for failing health.
I like to turn a negative into a positive wherever possible, and through this journey of personal discovery I can’t tell you how much my knowledge base has expanded, which I can now use to help my clients.
I qualified in Nutritional Therapy in 2007 from the prestigious Institute for Optimum Nutrition. I am proud to be a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapists (BANT) and the government recognised Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
In seeking to help clients with stubborn weight issues I have also qualified as a Coach in the internationally renowned Metabolic Balance® Weight Management programme.
I incorporate Kinesiology muscle testing into all my consultations. This is a holistic therapy using the body’s bio-feedback mechanism through muscle testing to gain information about the client. Having experienced this incredible therapy numerous times myself I was compelled to train as a practitioner a few years ago to add a whole new dimension to my consultations. Kinesiology enables me to really personalise my appointments so that everything I recommend will be tailored to what your body needs.
Personal experience of the power and effectiveness of therapeutic grade Essential Oils has also motivated me to learn more about these amazing natural products. Essential Oils really are nature’s medicine cabinet! I am an Educator for doTerra Essential Oils. For anyone wishing to find out more about Essential Oils and how they can be used I offer regular classes and workshops – find out more here.
I practice from the Traditional Acupuncture Centre in Leamington Spa. I see clients of all ages – male and female. Health issues are diverse, though I do find that digestive problems, fatigue, hormonal and skin issues are very common – and usually interlinked!
You should expect your appointment with me to be a thorough consideration of the underlying imbalances in your health. Over the course of an hour and half, through detailed discussion and kinesiology testing I can assess major intolerances, infections, toxicities and deficiencies that may be contributing to how you feel. I will give you achievable and practical dietary advice and lifestyle and supplement strategies to address your major blockages to better health.