“All disease begins in the gut.” – Hippocrates
Hello! I am Jane Snooks and welcome to The Gut Life. I am a fully qualified, insured and registered Nutritional Therapist, graduating from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2017 and I am here to help you lead a healthier lifestyle in a realistic and achievable way to result in a more optimal you.
I have spent the last 13 years working in the finance sector in the City of London and have witnessed many people wanting to adopt a healthier lifestyle but not really sure where to start or how to fit it around their busy lifestyle. I have seen people suffering with conditions like fatigue, insomnia, high blood pressure and anxiety, often not connecting them with their diet and lifestyle, unaware it may be part of the problem. Having first hand experience, I know the pressures and expectations of a ‘City Lifestyle’ and can work with you to allow for this wherever possible. I personally have suffered on and off with bouts of depression and feel I am in a position of experience knowing what has worked for me.
I have a holistic approach to consultations which means I take a full case history reviewing the function of all parts of your body, as often, the root cause of a specific issue may arise from suboptimal function of something else. For example, a skin complaint may be the result of poor digestion in your gut or PMS may be connected to below par detoxification in your liver. I will also review external factors in your life, and of course your food and drink intake, that may be impacting you and aim to devise a nutrition and lifestyle plan specific to you and your situation.
The Gut Life
So what does the opening quote from Hippocrates mean? The quote is connected to my keen interest in digestive health. It is a relatively new and rapidly developing area of research of which more and more evidence is emerging that the gut plays an integral part in our overall health with an estimated 80% of our immune cells originating there. 80-90% of our serotonin (our happy hormone) is also produced in the gut. Just these two estimates alone hopefully will indicate that what we put through our digestive systems may be having an impact on a lot more than you may initially think.
And my company name? Aside from my passion for all things gut related, the name comes from a play on words of The Good Life. By helping you support your body systems that are under stress, I hope by working together I can help you achieve The Good Life too.