Naturopath, Nutritionist and Gut Health Expert
Naturopath, Nutritionist and Gut Health Expert
After a 20 year career in the corporate sector, she returned to study and graduated with a Diploma in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy in 2009. She established Peyton Principles to provide personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes to enable individuals to lead happier, healthier more active lives.
She helped launch the Naturopathic Nutrition Association (NNA), the practitioner association for those who practice in accordance with naturopathic principles; and she was Chair of the NNA for seven years.
She also became owner, Principal and senior tutor of the Natural Healthcare College in 2013 (for five years) helping to nurture the next generation of naturopathic nutritional therapists for five years.
She continues to develop her knowledge with a particular interest in gut health and psychosocial health.
Naturopaths have always said "Health starts in the Gut" and science is finally catching up!
And it seems only natural that true health comes when we feel emotionally, spiritually and physically in balance.
"Caroline took the time to listen to me, she asked lots of questions and was very understanding."
"When I met Caroline I felt really unwell with multiple symptoms from extreme tiredness to heart palpitations. I had been to the doctors but I wished to pursue a more natural approach to my health first. Caroline took the time to listen to me, she asked lots of questions and was very understanding. She gave me such clear explanations that I was able to go away and implement her advice straight away. I can't believe the difference her suggestions to changes in diet and lifestyle have made. It has been amazing."
I’m Caroline, a nutritionist and naturopath with well over ten years’ experience as a digestive gut health expert.
But growing up I wasn’t healthy and I spent twenty years in a stressful career before pursuing what I love to do.
I was an overweight child. I loved food, puddings, chocolate and cake! As a teenager I started to dabble in nutrition and wellness but more from a weight loss point of view than health.
After university I threw myself into corporate life, pursuing the dream of having it all. But I was exhausted, stressed-out and unhappy in trying to meet the expectations of the corporate world whilst having no time to consider my own needs.
I was drained and suffering confidence zapping skin conditions with terrible acne on my face that wouldn’t go away. I was approaching forty with five year old twin girls, juggling a (supposedly) part-time pressurised job with trying to be a good mother. I’d had enough!
I can only describe it as a light-bulb moment when I realised that what I was really passionate about was nutrition and health. And so began a five year plus journey from studying nutrition, to naturopathy, iridology and wellbeing coaching.
It was in my first year of studies that – bingo! - I finally recognized what I explain to all my clients: Health really does start in the gut. As I looked back on the courses of antibiotics I had taken, started to sort out my digestion and take care of my gut health, so my overall vitality improved and my skin cleared up.
Why on earth had no-one ever shown me how important it is to take care of our gut health? Why are doctors so unaware of the long-term implications of antibiotic use on the delicate gut microbiome? Why was it that no-one in the medical profession seemed to understand the link between digestion, the gut, the microbiome and what happens in the rest of the body.
And so I started to practice and see clients, I always took the time to help optimise their digestion, their bowel regularity and often the other symtoms that they presented with, disappeared.
And I came to be recognised as an expert in gut and digestive health.
Over my years in practice I have helped many hundreds of clients gain relief from digestive discomfort, bloating, poor and irregular bowel movements; find improvement to chronic IBD conditions and much more.
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Some great testimonials from my clients...
Caroline has literally transformed my life! I don’t say that lightly. I had severe abdominal bloating and stabbing pains, pain in joints, sinus problems, colds, sore throats, poor sleep and was on anti-depressants. I am now living my life to the full, off anti-depressants and I can honestly say it is all down to Caroline’s expertise. Thank you so much!
I met with Caroline after several years of problems with my digestion with which my GP seemed unable to help. She was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. 12 months later, I feel 100% well. Caroline's assessment was spot on. I still follow her other advice. I can recommend to anyone.
Caroline has really helped me following two painful visits to hospital as well as recommending long term strategies to support my gut health going forwards. Her advice on diet and supplements has been informed and successful. She has also been very supportive and I would thoroughly recommend her.
To help you find relief from your symptoms,
rebalance your gut, mind and body so that you
feel like you again!
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