16 May Sandra Greenbank | Nutritional Therapist | Why I do what I do…
Hello! Nice to meet you and thank you for taking the time to visit my website.
Being a Nutritional Therapist and guiding people on their personal fertility journey is an honour and a privilege and something I never take for granted. In order to help you understand why I feel this way, I’d like to take a few minutes to introduce myself.
I’m Sandra, half Swedish, half Italian and I’ve lived in the UK for the last 20 years or so. In 2009 I graduated as a Nutritional Therapist from Ion Nutrition.
When I first came to London I worked in the TV and media industry for many years on shows like Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, the Royal Variety, Gordon Ramsay’s F-Word, The Jonathan Ross Show, Dancing on Ice and too many others to mention. It was fun but the lifestyle took its toll and I found myself exhausted with a muffin top to boot. My GP kept offering me anti-depressants which I didn’t want to take so I went to see a nutritional therapist, and the rest is history.
I didn’t always choose to specialise in fertility, pregnancy and postpartum but those were always my favourite types of patients to work with. After all, nothing beats welcoming new life into the world where it had previously seemed impossible.
In 2014 my husband suddenly got very ill. We had three children under 4 at the time and we were about to move in to a new home which was a bit of a project (it wasn’t even habitable). When the diagnosis came, our world fell apart. My husband had a tumour on his lung and would have to spend 6 hours on the operating table having most of his right lung removed as the tumour had killed the tissue surrounding it.
During this time – my annus horribilis – I questioned why I was put on this earth and suddenly everything crystallised. Nothing matters to me more than my loved ones and their health. Without it I have nothing. I realised that what I’m best at is helping couples have the healthy families they’ve always longed for. Those babies are my purpose and my legacy.
Oh, and if you’re wondering, my husband (my rock, my best friend and my greatest confidant) made it through and is now healthier than ever before. The recovery was long but we now treasure every day and in some ways I am grateful for the experience.
So, that is me and why I do what I do. If you’ve made it this far I’d love to hear your story. ♥️