Your unique path to recovery

Dawn Waldron is an experienced nutritional therapist, nutrigenetic counsellor and life coach helping you rebuild your health and happiness following breast cancer diagnosis.

After almost twenty years working with as a nutritional therapist I have put nutrigenetics at the heart of my practice. This emerging science is especially relevant for breast cancer, pinpointing your unique nutritional vulnerabilities, and zooming in on key areas that can benefit from additional diet and lifestyle support. Nutrigenetics works well as a stand-alone therapy, integrates with ongoing medical support such as adjuvant hormonal therapy, and enhances complementary approaches.

Nutrigenetics helps to explain why, for some of us, simply following a healthy lifestyle is not enough. It adds a fundamental layer of health support and a reassuring element of personalisation to your recovery plan. DNA tests are for life; the test can be done at any time, and the results form the basis of a long term recovery strategy. Since one of the goals of nutrigenetics is to optimise the repair and protection of your DNA is normally better to wait until cytotoxic treatment is over to begin the therapy, otherwise our work may be at odds with the aims of treatment.

I first qualified as a Nutritional Therapist with ION in 2004. I have spent much of my career teaching, lecturing, writing and studying to stay up to date in this fast moving field. After achieving my Postgraduate Certificate in Personalised Nutrition in 2016, I became a registered nutrigenetic counsellor and focussed increasingly on breast cancer and nutrigenetics. Happily, there is now no shortage of excellent complementary support available to cancer patients at all stages of the journey, and I strongly recommend you to seek a practitioner who specialises in your particular situation – both in terms of your type and stage of cancer, and your stage through treatment. If you are looking for more acute care, I am happy to redirect you to Patricia Peat at Cancer Options; an ex-oncology nurse, Patricia specialises in complementary support during treatment. And I’d like to point you in the direction of Yes to Life, an amazing charity who can help you find all kinds of spiritual, emotional and physical and, indeed, integrated medical support. When you’re ready, please come back and find me to do the vital work of rebuilding your health and life after cancer.

You can read more about the way I work here, read about my own experience of breast cancer here, and book an appointment here. To keep in touch with me please follow me on Instagram or direct questions to me using the contact form.

Dawn Waldron | Nutritional Therapist and Nutrigenetic Counsellor
PG Cert (Personalised Nutrition), BSc(Hons), DipION, mBANT, CNHC

The plethora of books and advice out there is confusing to say the least.  Your ability to distil the latest research and give sensible practical advice on how to make changes to our diets I personally find invaluable.

Rachel

I just wanted to add my voice to the admiration and encouragement for your next steps, it’s a fantastic idea and I eagerly look forward to seeing what emerges, you are such a positive, informative and supportive resource for women with breast cancer, if ever you feel that your voice is being minimised by those with narrower narratives than yours (medical modal etc) just remember the community of women and medical professionals who do believe in your vast expertise and passion…..you deserve an OBE for all that you have achieved and continue to offer

Katrina – Stage III breast cancer patient