Claire is a registered dietitian from The Robert Gordon University and understands the detriment society’s health is facing today; and she has made it her life dream to help change that. This is what she has to say:
“Health, biology and medicine has always been a massive interest for me when at school. So when the time came to picking a university course and subsequently a career, I wanted one that would combine all three. Nutrition and Dietetics was the perfect mix, which would also open many doors for me in and out of the NHS. I love working in the NHS, hospitals and community, but I always wanted to spread my wings and see if I could really make a difference in the population. Hence, why I am here with Global Health Promotions.
I believe the health of the UK is under huge threat, which can be dispersed if people are given the right education and tools – this is exactly what we plan to do here at Global Health Promotions.The amount of myths in the media is causing huge detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of our community. As a dietitian, my specialities are heart disease, diabetes, cancer prevention and obesity. I strongly believe that a well-balanced diet, physical exercise and the correct advice can lead to the avoidance of many of those fatal diseases and conditions. I do not believe in handing out a sheet of paper and expecting people to change their lives via that. I want to be there every step of the way, guiding clients and patients, into a healthier lifestyle, be there to help with the set-backs and get them back on track. I aim to work closely with every client and patient I have, to make an advantageous difference on their health, and therefore their life.
I am also very interested in the psychology of obesity and weight management. My business partner, Rachel, has influenced me in this area and I am currently studying to extend my knowledge and understanding of this. I believe that weight loss and management has strong correlations with an individual’s state of mind and with the correct advice regarding diet and lifestyle, it could create huge, stimulating effects for that person.
GHP is different from any company out there as we want to help. We want to be on call 24/7 if it means we are going to make a difference to people’s lives. We incorporate biology, psychology, compassion and commitment to provide a service like no other. If you don’t believe it, try us… go on, dare you!”