Empowering Your Recovery

Dawn Waldron is a registered Nutritional Therapist and Nutrigenetic Counsellor with seventeen years clinical experience and twenty three years as a breast cancer survivor. Following a mid-life post-cancer career change, Dawn graduated with distinction from The Institute for Optimum Nutrition in 2004, joined the education team at ION for five years before moving into full time practice. In 2015 Dawn studied for a postgraduate certificate in Personalised Nutrition focussing on the role of nutrigenetics in breast cancer. She has a warm and welcoming personality and is often asked to speak to both public and professional audiences; her work is fuelled by a deep empathy for women going through breast cancer and a personal desire to stay healthy and happy despite a body that doesn’t want to obey the rules!

Having benefited from excellent medical treatment in 1997, Dawn is committed to an integrative model of cancer care, combining the best that medicine has to offer with the synergistic support of diet and lifestyle changes. She says, “Treating breast cancer is strictly a job for your oncologist. My role is to help you do everything else you possibly can to beat the disease: tailoring your diet and lifestyle to diagnosis and receptor status, identifying personal risk factors that may impact long term health and recovery, and working with the research to support better outcomes. Cancer is the diagnosis we all dread, but it can also be a wake up call to reclaim our power, restore our health and revamp our lives.”

In 2019 respected healthcare institutions called for a focus on ‘prehabilitation’ in the delivery of cancer care across the UK, including nutrition, exercise and psychological support’ to improve treatment options, side effects and recovery. The acknowledgment that diet and lifestyle can have a direct impact on treatment outcomes has been a long time coming. It’s an approach I’ve been advocating for more than 20 years, and one that I’m uniquely qualified to provide.

To find out more about me and how I work you can listen to a recent podcast, explore the site, read the blog posts and, when you’re ready, book a Planning Meeting so that we can get to know each other and discuss how nutritional and nutrigenetic therapy can help you regain your health and happiness.

NB During the pandemic all clinic appointments are virtual

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