MICHELLE BOEHM BComm, DipION
BANT Registered Nutritionist
Registered Nutritional Therapist CNHC
Health Coaches Academy Certified Health Coach
Hi everyone, I'm Michelle, a South African Nutritional Therapist, living in London for the last 13 years. Having no idea what I wanted to do for the rest of my life when I was 19, I completed a degree in Finance and Economics. I then bounced around from one finance job to another, looking for my passion. But it wasn't there. During my time working in Finance, I often saw over-worked colleagues suffering from stress, low energy and eventually burnout trying to keep up with their punishing schedules. I too had a very stressful life, managing a large team and working long hours to achieve deadlines. I suffered from Pre-menstrual Syndrome, which affected my life and relationships.
This led me on my own journey to find a way to feel better and happier. I visited several practitioners looking for a 'quick fix'. Frustrated by the lack of results, I began taking responsibility for my own health, primarily through diet and lifestyle changes. I started noticing huge differences in my life, having more energy, feeling happier and generally healthier. I started giving colleagues around me informal advice, this is how my curiosity erupted. I learnt first hand that to achieve long term, optimum health, each person needs to be treated as unique, factoring in their personal lifestyle, diet and environment. I set up Live Better Health to help people on their journey to improved health. I now provide individual diet and lifestyle advice worldwide online and in my private practice in London.
It seemed like a no-brainer to also work in corporate wellness having a unique understanding of the challenges that companies face in relation to increasing employee mental health issues, rising sickness absence rates and costs of employee medical screening. I specialise in nutrition-centered employee wellbeing programmes. I have been delivering successful Employee Wellbeing programmes across several industries with a key focus on sleep, stress, mental health, gut health and resilience training. I am experienced in the effective delivery of large projects such as working with the employees at Citywire, maximising their engagement and achieving measurable results.
By educating, inspiring and empowering people to make simple but effective nutrition and lifestyle changes, I aim to help people transform their health for life.
I have studied for 3 years at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London to become a BANT Registered Nutritionist and Registered Nutritional Therapist CNHC. I also trained as a health coach and am certified through the Health Coaches Academy. Through my training, I have gained a comprehensive knowledge of people’s biochemical individuality and how food and lifestyle can have a vast impact on their health. By using coaching techniques, I help individuals break habits and alter their mindsets to achieve their goals and sustainable change.
I am an active member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT), the professional body for practitioners, promoting high standards of practice and integrity in the profession. I am also regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and certified through the Health Coaches Academy. I continuously keep up to date with current research in an ever changing nutrition world by regularly attending seminars, reading and watching webinars.