I am Miriam Saltmarshe, a nutritional therapist, food lover and mother.
I’ve been interested in food and nutrition for as long as I can remember. I grew up on a farm in Cornwall, surrounded by sheep, Sal our old milking cow and my mum making yoghurt and bread. As a child I understood early on where food comes from (there’s nothing like seeing cows go to market to give a 5 year old girl a reality check about the origin of her steak), however I also saw how food could both nourish and bring people together. All this helped to shape my current beliefs of the importance of eating food as close to its natural state as possible.
After a degree in sociology and a brief foray into fashion, I realised that nutrition was my vocation and enrolled for a degree (BSc) in nutritional therapy. The next 3 years were spent studying, working and partying in London. I learnt how to combine nutrition into my student life in an easy, tasty and affordable way.
Since then, I’ve worked as a nutritionist in a variety of different environments from traditional clinical settings, like the Hale Clinic in London, to working as a consultant nutritionist for model agencies and Erin O’Connor’s ‘Model Sanctuary’ during London Fashion Week. I’ve been featured in Glamour, Heat and TIme Out magazines. I’ve also been a technical and educational consultant for a supplement company, which gave me a valuable understanding of this, often confusing, aspect of nutrition. My last stint was at a private health club in Zurich, Switzerland where I focused A LOT on weight loss and also held nutrition and health seminars at FIFA HQ.
I now live in rural Wales with my husband, Adrian and our little boy wonder, Finley.
Thank you for coming to my blog.