Athletic performance can be a very unhealthy business. Unless you’re eating and supplementing really well and focusing on sleep and recovery, chances are you’re over-stressing your body and depleting your reserves. 

We feel invincible when we’re young, fit, and healthy so many of us pay little attention to these things beyond the basics. 

Case in point: when I turned 30, I decided to compete in an amateur Muay Thai fight. It was on my bucket list and I wasn’t getting any younger. “Better get this crossed off the list,” I said to myself, “lest I attempt to do it when I turn 40 and risk really hurting myself!” So I trained like crazy for almost a year, sometimes up to 8 times per week.

Don’t ask me why, but I had also decided that I would all of this on a completely plant-based diet, all while working a full-time office job. I would run to the gym on lunch breaks to train and spar, then would run back to the office to have a quick shower and eat at my desk. No cool-down, no time for stretching. Then I’d go back after work for more pain and suffering.

The training and sub-optimal recovery took their toll, and I entered that fight injured and exhausted. I guess leaving making weight till the last week wasn’t the brightest idea, and the cutting of about 7kg (15lbs) was the final straw. The sauna and the jogging with cling film wrapped around my legs and torso with heavy clothes and a hat certainly didn’t help my energy and endurance!

To my surprise, I lasted all three rounds, but my performance was nowhere near what it could have been. Months later I found out my femur bone was not fully in the joint – an injury I had sustained from a lot of exertion and not enough focus on recovery and mobility. (That explained the constant pain I felt and the sleepless nights…) Luckily, a dozen or so sessions with Dr. Pain (Conor McGregor’s physical therapist) helped to get me back on track.

Knowing what I know now, I would have done things VERY differently. But the pro fighters I was training with were also doing a lot of things wrong. They were training very hard and giving it their all, but I noticed a lot of other aspects could have been improved. From sub-optimal nutrition and supplementation, to lack of attention to sleep and recovery, to a little bit too much partying after training sessions here and there, I could see all of us were making fundamental mistakes that were costing us. 

These missing factors aren’t felt so much when you’re young and healthy, but if you’re at all serious about your athletic endeavours (including the longevity of your performance) you are probably looking to get the edge in every way possible.

The bad news is that most athletes who don’t have a cook, nutritionist, and dedicated health optimisation coach are leaving a lot on the table in terms of optimising nutrition, supplementation, recovery and performance.

The good news is that you now have a resource that can help you quickly identify the areas that may be lacking so you can start addressing them.

My health consulting service for athletic performance and recovery covers the areas below. Every program is customised to the individual’s needs, lifestyle, and physical demands.

  • Data gathering: Blood work and in certain cases other lab tests will give us a baseline and data we can use to optimise your protocols and identify imbalances early.
  • Diet tracking, analysis, and optimisation: we’ll understand your dietary habits to help you remove foods doing you harm and add foods that are health-promoting (there is always room for improvement in this area, with great benefits to be reaped), and ensure you’re fuelling appropriately for your athletic demands.
  • Supplementation: Intelligent nutritional supplementation will improve metabolism, recovery, and performance.
  • Recovery strategies: Beyond supplementation, there are other ways we can speed up the recovery process between training sessions.
  • Stress reduction: Training hard is itself a big stress on your body. The more we can mitigate other sources of stress, the more resources you’ll have to repair and respond favourably to your program.
  • Gut function optimisation: Many athletes battle against gut dysfunction. Endurance training and a lot of physical activity can have an irritating effect on the GI system, as evidenced by the infamous “runner’s diarrhea”. The sooner we address any imbalances the more benefits you’ll reap.
  • Sleep optimisation: You know why it’s important! Areas we can address include light hygiene, sleep environment, meal timing, and supplemental support.
  • Other factors: While they may not be important to you now when you’re fit and healthy (and perhaps young), the sooner you identify and address lifestyle factors that are affecting your performance/recovery negatively, the better off you’ll be long-term (and you may even see performance imprisonments in the near-term). Areas we’ll discuss include: toxic exposure reduction, detoxification support, supporting the immune system (less colds means less skipped training sessions), EMF exposure, and other factors that affect health and longevity.

Heath Consulting Packages

Before the Initial Consultation, you will fill out some forms related to health history, diet, supplementation, training, home and lifestyle factors, and so on. This information will help us to hit the ground running and focus straight to the most important issues. After the Initial Consultation you will get protocols, journals and other resources in your Client Portal to help us track changes and progress. We also have a chat feature where minor questions and details can be addressed in between sessions, so you will always have help and support when you need it.

All client packages now include access to my comprehensive course Detox Workshop (£199 value). This 13+ hour course is considered as an essential educational resource for my clients as it covers many adjunct topics such as reducing toxic exposures and supporting your detoxification system, both of which are needed to achieve optimal health and performance. 

6-Month Package

When you're ready to take it to the next level
£ 135 p/m
  • Initial Consultation (75-min)​
  • Initial protocol design and on-going course-correction recommendations
  • 8 x 45-min consultation calls​
  • Help with ordering lab tests
  • Lab test results analysis and protocol recommendations
  • Chat support for minor questions and clarifications between sessions
  • Free access to my Detox Workshop (12 months)
  • Price if paid in full upfront: £810
  • Installment plan available (3 x £275)

Premium 12-Month Support

For truly lasting health and lifestyle transformation
£ 100 p/m
  • Initial Consultation (75-min)​​ + Protocol design + On-going course correction
  • 12 x 45-min consultation calls​
  • 6 x 25-min check-in calls
  • Help with ordering lab tests
  • Lab test results analysis and protocol recommendations
  • Chat support for minor questions and clarifications between sessions
  • Free access to my Detox Workshop (12 months)
  • Price if paid in full upfront: £1200
  • Installment plan available (5 x £250)

Schedule your free discovery session:

The best way to see if we are a good fit to work together is to book a free 15-minute discovery session. With this no-strings-attached and no-pressure call, I will get a better understanding of your health goals and how I can help you achieve them. If I feel you are not ready for coaching, I will let you know so we don’t waste our time and resources. Use the scheduler below to book the session.


Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® health coaches do not diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease or condition. Nothing we share with our clients is intended to substitute for the advice, treatment or diagnosis of a qualified licensed physician. Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) Practitioners may not make any medical diagnoses or claim, nor substitute for your personal physician’s care. It is the role of a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner to partner with their clients to provide ongoing support and accountability in an opt-in model of self-care and should be done under the supervision of a licensed physician.