Learning everything I could about optimum nutrition was the foundation of my recovery plan following my own breast cancer diagnosis over twenty-five years ago. Despite excellent medical care I knew I needed ‘more than medicine’ to recover, and I had a strong sense that my diet and lifestyle choices had contributed to my problems.

So I went back to college in 1999 to qualify as a Nutritional Therapist and, later, in 2017 embarked on postgraduate studies with a focus on personalised nutrition and nutrigenomics. What started out as a personal mission to understand the links between my diet, lifestyle and habits blossomed into a deep and lasting vocation for helping other women facing the same terrifying situation.

Every cancer practitioner, including your oncologist, has a personal philosophy of cancer, based on their experience and learning, and it’s good to understand where they stand when choosing your support team. I have explored many nutritional approaches in the twenty years since I qualified, and I have found nutrigenomics – the science of how your genes interact with your diet and lifestyle – to be highly relevant for breast cancer patients. It’s a great place to start for prevention as well as recovery. Most people who work with me start with DNA testing and a thorough exploration of their genetic variations. If you’re not quite sure if it’s the right thing for you feel free to book in for an exploratory consultation and I can help you work out what would feel better. A healthy life is not a one size fits all formula, it’s uniquely personal, and I’d love to help you find out what that means for you.

My work is based in evidence, experience and empathy, drawing on the science while encouraging your own interpretation. I help dozens of women each year to see their situation with new eyes, and regain their health and happiness.

When you are ready, please book an appointment. You can also take part in the Power Portraits Project, follow me on Instagram and send questions and suggestions for ways I can help you more using the contact form.

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

Please note that nutritional therapy is not a substitute for medical care. I am unable to diagnose, treat or cure cancer, nor can I provide urgent or acute care.

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.


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