Andy Daly calls herself the “Sugar Doctor” ® because she believes most health issues arise in the gut, where refined sugars cause havoc. She initially qualified and practised as a lawyer for many years, but later decided to change her career path to focus on her passions of diet, health and wellbeing.
A little bit of history
After spending four years studying with the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, Andy is now a registered nutritional therapy practitioner. She is also a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT), and is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Andy has also gained accreditation with the Institute for Functional Medicine and, in February 2017, qualified from a professional plant-based cookery course with Rouxbe. Andy has developed specialist areas in gut-psychology and gut-physiology syndromes.
Her deep understanding and committed passion for nutritional therapy has proven an invaluable tool, not only in addressing and managing her daughter’s autistic spectrum disorder symptoms, but also in optimising her own health after her cancer diagnosis. This knowledge and expertise has been crucial in assisting her clients with similar health issues.
Andy is available for one-to-one consultations in which she can talk through your health and wellbeing on a personal level, and give tailored nutritional advice and support. In her capacity as a registered nutritionist, she will also be offering cooking demonstrations in the near future. You can follow Andy on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter – @sugardoctoruk.
What is nutritional therapy?
Nutritional therapy focuses on preventing ill-health and promoting optimal health through nutrition, exercise and stress management, using a wide variety of tools, including the latest laboratory testing, if appropriate. It recognises that every client is unique with his or her own set of dietary and other requirements.
Because nutritional therapy is a complementary medicine, registered nutritional therapy practitioners often work together with a client’s medical professionals. They will always refer a client back to his/her medical professional with symptoms that may require further investigation, explaining any nutritional therapy recommendations, where necessary.
Why the “sugar doctor”?
Andy calls herself the Sugar Doctor ® because she believes most health issues arise in the gut, where refined sugars cause havoc.
She believes balancing blood sugar levels through nutrition has been key to managing and addressing her daughter’s autistic spectrum disorder symptoms, in addition to optimising her own health after her cancer diagnosis. Eliminating refined sugars is integral to everything Andy does.
Andy’s qualifications and accreditations:
Full qualification: BA LLB (Wits.) dipION mBANT CNHC
Completed a Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course with the world-renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition; Registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council; Member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT); Completed a professional plant-based cookery course with Rouxbe; Accredited with the Institute for Functional Medicine (AFMCP); Legal qualifications: BA LLB
Although Andy is able to help with an array of nutritional concerns, some of her key areas of expertise include:
Cancer patients and those in remission
If it sounds like Andy could help you, please do contact her today. She’d love to book in with you for a consultation, in which you will be able to talk through any problems you’ve been having with Andy and put together an action plan to get these concerns addressed and resolved.