Therapist Lynn Hickinbottom
Lynn is a BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) registered nutritional therapist trained by the College of Naturopathic Medicine. She’s experienced in working with both children and adults with a range of health conditions including diabetes, female hormone imbalance, thyroid disorders and stress-related symptoms like chronic fatigue and poor sleep. Food intolerances and allergies are a growing concern for many people. Lynn has spent many years working with gut healing protocols that support your body’s ability to repair, regenerate and cope with environmental toxins that we live alongside today.
Lynn has many years experience working nutritionally with children, including kids on the autistic spectrum. Challenging behavior, hyperactivity and sleep problems are so often underpinned by nutritional deficiencies.
Lynn includes photon therapy, also called photobiomodulation, in her practice. This is the application of infrared light (near infrared and far infrared) on to the body to positively influence your own biology. Your body has many chromophores that act as receptors in all your cells. They capture light through the skin and carry it deep into your cells. This increases oxygen and is vital to produce your energy. When the light enters the bloodstream it has an anti-inflammatory effect on your body by increasing antioxidants, supporting tissue repair and blood flow. Our ancestors spent so much more time outside exposed to infrared light like a plant in the sun. Our bodies are biologically challenged by this lack of light exposure as we spend more time living inside. Lynn is a certified Thor photomedicine practitioner trained in the clinical application of photobiomodulation (sometimes called photomedicine, photon therapy or low-level light therapy).
Lynn believes that nutritional therapy is not only about what you eat, but also about how you breathe, move, sleep and manage emotions. They all affect how well you absorb nutrients, and she’s very passionate about sharing this knowledge. Lynn spent many years initially as a project manager for IT companies. She decided to retrain in nutritional therapy when dietary changes so positively influenced her son’s autism diagnosis.