Hello everyone!  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

My name is Lisa Strickland and I am an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.   I hold a qualification in Health Coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Career Development and a Bachelor of Sports Science.  

Living a healthy lifestyle has been something I have been working on over my whole life. Understanding how the many aspects of my life affect who I am in regards to my health and my career, has been a journey I continue to work on daily.  I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was seventeen and an auto-immune disease called Ankloysing Spondalitis (AS), arthritis of the joints in my twenties and from this point, I started being very aware of how different foods and emotions affected my body.  These in turn influenced who I was and the types of jobs I was attracted too.   The work I did needed to be flexible  to incorporate my health aspects but also something that inspired me and I enjoyed.

Throughout these years,  I have had various issues and procedures with both endometrosis and my AS and two years ago underwent three surgeries on my eyes.  These surgeries were due to the unfortunate side effects of long term medication use.  This has given me more and more incentive to be healthy in not only the food I eat,  but also consider other areas of my life I needed to work on.   My health has been slowly improving and I am proud with the changes I have made and how far I have come.  Through this stuggle, it has made me aware that we all have different issues that we need to understand within ourselves and that having someone to guide us through this would be an asset and enable people to understand the many aspects of their life and to find true satisfaction and happiness.

As a Health Coach, I endeavour to assist people in their lives to have the full picture and be informed in the areas they feel want improvement. Having the information to make the right decisions is very important.  We live in a world where our major health issues are impacted my many outside influences.  These are played down by the big corporations through biased research and back pedalling.  This means it never comes to the medias attention, so if it is not an area of your interest, you never here about it.  

I feel very strongly about living in a society, where as individuals, we have the right to the knowledge that impacts our lives.  I believe information is power and though sometimes in my research I think maybe I should stop, as the more I read, the more it scares me.  I believe no matter what, everyone is entitled to be given accurate, well researched information so we can make informed decisions for ourselves.

So with that in mind I would like to welcome you to my website and blog and say that I endeavour to assist you at any time regarding your career and health lifestyle issues so please reach out and use the contact form.  Regarding the big issues, I will continue to research and provide as much information as I can, so that you can make the decisions you feel are necessary for you and your families to live the happy and healthy lives you deserve.

I look forward to working with you to achieve this.