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Dan Davis, Nutritional Therapist

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Dan Davis, Nutritional Therapist




Dan Davis is a Nutritional Therapist based in London and Kent in the UK. Dan found a passion for nutrition after reaching a life threatening weight of 165 kilos. As well as the physical restrictions associated with a body that large, he was suffering crippling gout attacks for which he took endless pain killing and anti-inflammatory drugs, with no understanding of the causes of the condition. A constant lack of energy due to a dangerous sleep disorder meant everyday activities, such as work and driving, were heavily impaired, let alone an ability to take regular exercise. Quick fix dieting actually made the situation worse, causing even more weight to pile on. Dan had no idea his eating habits aggravated his conditions, so he lived a substandard life, in pain and constantly drained of energy. The biggest fear, leaving his son fatherless.

After years of this lifestyle, he decided to take matters in hand. A lucky break saw Dan appear as a contributer on season 1 of Channel 5's Diet Doctors-Inside and Out program in 2006. He was, at the time, the youngest and heaviest person to appear on the series. He made a vow to the shows presenters and producers that he would lose the most in the three months of filming, a promise he kept, losing 20 kilos, and twice as much to date.

This whole experience changed Dan's outlook and life. He expressed a wish to study nutrition, in effort to help others. After 4 years of study at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, Dan achieved a qualification as a Nutritional Therapist in 2010. Dan has clinic experience in all aspects of nutritional advice. Dan prides himself on his clinical conduct and of course offers legitimate compassion, as he has been on the other side of the consulting room desk.

Articles written by Dan Davis for SingleMum.com.au

Weight-Loss Inspiration! One woman's story
Food additives - what are your kids eating?
The truth, the facts & the fears about fat
Olympic Fever Could Make You Fat
Top Tips On How To Lose Weight
Christmas Is Coming!
Food Intolerance Or Food Allergy?
Cheap for a reason - The reasons I choose butcher over supermarket
Breakfast: Why is it the most important meal of the day?
Healthy food ideas that I can include in my very fussy 5year olds lunch box for school?
How to get the kids eating healthy!


Other articles by Dan Davis

Andorra - The Best Family Holiday You’ve Never Had


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To learn more about Dan, you can visit his Natural Balance website here












What does it mean to be a single mum?Of course, the

kids

are the most important thing in a single mum's life. Kids are the focus and always have been. But along with the children, there are other matters that can confuse a single mum's life.

Centrelink

plays a big part of a single mother's life, mainly because this is where a large percentage of single mums get their finances from. Centrelink are the source from where the

single mother pension

, or as it is otherwise known, the single parent payment comes from. The single mother pension is a subsistence amount, but just the same, it is money to live on, and so it is important, no matter if it is called single parent payment, single mother pension or whatever Centrelink welfare classes it at the time

Often, single mums come out of a

divorce

or defacto relationship only to find that their troubles have just begun, and find that their first step leads them towards Family Law - it's time to engage a lawyer.
There are more than just Centrelink finance problems to worry about, as mentioned before, but also

child custody

issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of

single mums

. If a single mother's ex husband or ex partner has been a domestic violence perpetrator, the mum may be greatly worried about child custody. They worry that their kids won't be safe with their spouse, who has already proven to be abusive because they caused

domestic violence

, which resulted in a divorce or separation.

Even so,

Family Court

will often still order a form of child custody named

Shared Parenting

. Shared Parenting is a form of child custody division of time or parental responsibility between the parents. Mother's often look for a good divorce lawyer to try to avoid share parenting with an abusive ex-spouse after divorce, however in many cases Shared Parenting is still the outcome after the divorce, no matter how good the divorce lawyers have been. They will often settle for visitation at a contact centre or access centre where fathers or mothers are supervised during child custody access.

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