Hello and welcome to the page about me, Elly Ling!
Living and working in London (my home town), I am a certified nutritional therapist and a proud member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). I work with clients in the UK and globally.
A bit about my story - My journey to nutrition started when I turned 30 and was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) which if you look on the internet, it's one of the most confusing topics for female health - I was left feeling helpless. At the same time, I was chronically and acutely stressed at work, commuting every day into central London and was socially very active too. Five years later I was at the top of the corporate ladder (aka even more high pressure) and I was also left feeling continuously burnt out and emotionally hollow...I had a yearning to find answers and do something more deeply meaningful.
Learning about nutrition started as a personal interest and after doing an advanced nutrition diploma, I took a leap and dived into an MSc Nutritional Science & Practice degree. The world of functional nutrition blew my mind! I am fascinated about the biological roles and benefits of food and how our bodies are incredible machines. Now, with my knowledge I would love to be able to inspire others and I'm passionate about helping women in the corporate world, because I recognise the unique challenges they face. But I've also discovered that with the right nutritional guidance and lifestyle adjustments, it's possible to thrive, not just survive.
My philosophy is rooted in a holistic understanding of health. I believe that true wellness is not merely the absence of disease, but a harmonious balance of mind, body and spirit where we can live and feel our best. Whilst nutrition is pivotal, it's just one piece of the puzzle. A person's environment, stress levels, mindset and emotional well-being all play significant roles in their overall health.
Thank you for reading about my transformative journey...now let's begin yours!