Hi My name is Janet Matthews. I live in Hereford in the UK with my husband. I have 3 grown up children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. I took early retirement from teaching in 2006 and have spent a large proportion of my time since then  revisiting my passion for health and nutrition. I originally trained with the Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London in 1987-9 and have a Dip ION qualification. More recently I have studied Naturopathy for year and a half with the College of Natural Nutrition in Bristol, and completed and passed Part 1 of the Metabolic Typing training with Healthexcel.

Although I no longer practice as a nutritionist I am now following my other passion of imparting knowledge (once a teacher always a teacher!!).  I have now created a couple of blogs that will cover a wide range of health issues and  how to treat them naturally without the need for drugs.

Your Healthy Options will deal with all matters pertaining to health and wellbeing and in particular will offer help and suggestions for people who are struggling to lose weight. I have worked for 2 weight loss companies and have also run a Slimming World class in my local town for 2 years. Over the years I have  given help and advice to many friends, relatives and colleagues who have been struggling with weight loss and other health related conditions. My years of experience have helped me to understand what works and what doesn’t and how to avoid the expensive  and frustrating mistakes that many people make.

My work as a teacher was primarily with children with emotional and behavioral problems. This has led me to research ways of improving behavior through dietary intervention. More recently I have been researching the link between diet and psychological disorders such as autism and ADHD  how these conditions may be improved through careful nutritional management.

I would like to point out that any products you purchase through the pages of my website will result in me earning  a commission. This commission helps to reimburse me for the considerable time I spend researching my articles.


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