“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” Helen Keller
Emily Blake BA (Hons) MA DipCNM MBANT CNHC – Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
I was studying Archaeology and prehistoric human nutrition at Durham University, which I really enjoyed, and made it to PhD level. However, the loss of my Mum to a rare type of cancer during the first year of my PhD shifted my thinking and opened my eyes towards the importance of natural healthcare, and made me determined to help others.
Following my Mum’s passing, I embraced meditation and intuitive counselling to help me heal, strengthen and get back on track. It worked wonders for me, and it was my first encounter with the power of natural therapies. My interest in Nutritional Therapy grew from there and I started to embrace food as medicine to support my recovery from the trauma. I then decided to switch career path and I went on to complete a three year diploma course in Naturopathic Nutrition at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM). This course gave me the academic foundations of how the mind and body work together as a whole and the healing power of nutrition and lifestyle, and the practical foundations of how to put this knowledge into practice with great results.
As well as running my own private clinic, I have trained with CNM as an Assistant Clinic Supervisor and guest lectured for this leading nutrition college for several years too. Alongside this, I have dedicated much of my career to working on the clinical teams for leading supplement and healthcare companies, which has provided me with the immense opportunity to support individuals from different backgrounds, lecture around the UK and Europe, and regularly write for nutrition publications such as IHCAN.
At present, alongside my clinical practice, I am proud to be a member of the Clinical Education team at Invivo Healthcare, the human microbiome company. At the heart of my role is a commitment to helping healthcare practitioners to translate the results of private host-microbiome diagnostic tests into personalised, cutting-edge therapeutic interventions with immense potential to significantly improve health outcomes.