Hello! My name is Amanda Whitehead, I am a health and nutrition coach and an Independent Arbonne Consultant in North Hykeham, Lincoln. I am married to my fabulous husband, Andrew, and mum to two beautiful young ladies, Mia and Ellie.
Why do I do what I do?
I am very passionate about health and well-being and believe that our mind, body and skin are all connected.
I love working with my clients and educating them on how crucial it is to be aware of how they are treating their body. This is not just about what type of foods they are eating but also how they speak to themselves and what self care do they give themselves. Do you know that 90% of your health starts in your gut? This under-valued organ affects both your skin health and mind wellness. I can show you ways to better understand your gut, the way it works and how this can benefit your skin and your mind. I believe that once you become aware of what is happening within, magic begins!
A few years ago, I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and had been living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for many years. My stomach was always bloated and feeling uncomfortable, my skin dull and dehydrated even though I had a strict skin care routine, and my energy levels were low. Doctors wanted to put me on medication for both diagnoses, I agreed for the thyroid but not however for the IBS; I wanted to try and control this with my food intake.
I began to look at food differently, learning about refined sugars and processed foods and how they feed disease. I had always been active but began exercising regularly and attending regular yoga classes. I increased my fluid intake and alongside this began allowing myself time for me. I began taking regular relaxing baths, practising meditation and mindfulness daily, investing more in myself by doing things I enjoy, rather than keeping myself busy all of the time running around after everyone else.
The end result…I have reversed my IBS and actually done the same with my under active thyroid too, so no more medication - all through lifestyle changes.
I continually advance my knowledge professionally, sharing my learning with my clients, and personally practising what I preach.
My passion is to help others to look at their lifestyle habits and understand what is going on within, so they can feel amazing and live a happy, balanced and fulfilled life with mind wellness, body confidence and healthy glowing skin.
I am a member of Babtac, which is the UK's leading insurance provider of professionals working in the Holistic, beauty, hair and sports therapy industry.