After graduating with a psychology degree, I jumped straight into a fast paced London lifestyle working in various media and technology companies in senior marketing & commercial roles for over 15 years. It’s a familiar story; lots of dashing from one meeting to the next, superfast turnarounds and constantly looming deadlines. I happily carried on this way for a good 10 years when my energy levels suddenly took a turn for the worse and I was hit by intense afternoon slumps. My initial strategy was coffee! However, the results were short lived and it wasn’t long before I was falling asleep at my desk, therefore seriously impacting my performance at work.
I decided something needed to change and sought out the advice of a nutritionist. I did my research and came into contact with the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION). After a couple of sessions & some functional tests it appeared that I was suffering from adrenal fatigue, a collection of signs and symptoms associated with prolonged stress.