We’ve interviewed SuperWellness associate Edwina Green to find out about her journey from the City to Corporate Nutrition.
Could you tell us a little bit about your background before becoming a nutrition professional?
I worked for almost 20 years in The City, London. Not quite the diplomatic career I had envisioned when I was at school but nevertheless a time where I worked and played hard. It gave me the opportunity to work with some great people and work in places as diverse as Dudley, New York, Boston and Austin Texas.
How did you come to be interested in nutrition and go on to study for your qualification?
I had a poor relationship with food through my teens and into my early thirties. I had a wake-up call when I was hospitalised with gallstones at 32. I intuitively knew I did not want invasive surgery to remove my gallbladder; this is something that I should, and have been able to, address through diet. Since then I have worked towards a healthier self (it’s an on-going journey) and realised that by studying nutrition and starting a career as a nutritional therapist I could potentially shortcut the long and sometimes unhappy journey back to health.
What do you love most about your job now?
It’s challenging! Everyone is different, but ultimately it is rewarding, seeing clients get their mojo back is one of the best parts of my job.
What is your favourite film (or films)?
“How do you like them apples?” (Good Will Hunting)
What dish would you serve at a dinner party?
Depends on the season, but summer is coming so my mind goes to barbequed whole sea trout stuffed with citrus fruit and mint with a variety of seasonal salads. But I am also partial to slow cooked roast lamb with plenty of veggies.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
A vineyard in the Western Cape, South Africa with the sea and mountains in close proximity.
What’s your most frequently used phrase or expression?
“I have no idea, but…!”
How would your loved ones and friends sum you up in 3 words?
I asked my other half, two words are unshareable! So I will go with loyal, integrity, hardworking
Are you reading a book at the moment? If so which?
Michael Pollan’s Cooked
What’s your favourite smell?
Fresh cut grass mixed in with tomato vines (accompanied by buzzing bees and warm sunshine!)
What’s your favourite animal?
What is most important to you in life?
Taking time to smell the roses and appreciate family and friends.
Chocolate or vanilla?
Gym or outdoors?
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