Jules Chandler, DipCNM
Jules is a Naturopathic Nutritional & Holistic Therapist, Graves Disease Survivor and the Founding Director of The Thyroid Collective Ltd.
Since the beginning of her work as a therapist, Jules became aware of a need for a collective of practitioners working together to support the needs of thyroid patients and visioned the creation of her own "thyroid army". She founded The Thyroid Collective in 2020 and aims to be an ever growing resource for thyroid patients worldwide.
Jules is a lecturer at The College of Naturopathic Medicine and is currently studying Biomedical Science at UWE.
Caroline Webb, DipHNNP, mFNTP
Caroline was diagnosed with "hypothyroidism" following the birth of her second child and truly understands how much it negatively impacts on every aspect of life. After diving deep to discover her own root causes and discovering that she had Hashimoto’s, she worked holistically to improve her whole body health and put her Hashimoto’s into remission. This fuelled her passion to qualify as a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, and Caroline now help others transform their thyroid health so they too can feel fabulous and full of life again.
Clare Backhouse, dipION, mCNHC, mBANT
Clare loves to help people discover what’s causing their symptoms and navigate back to good health. Diagnosed herself with Hashimotos, she discovered first-hand how confusing, complex and exhausting thyroid disease can be. But her own improvements in health inspired her to train at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition, where she qualified as a Nutritional Therapist. She now works to make thyroid issues clear and simple for others, taking each individual step by step in their unique process towards vitality and peace.
Samantha Varriale DipION, mCNHC, mBANT
Following a demanding 20-year career in marketing, Sam was diagnosed with ME/CFS in 2013 in addition to having Hashimoto’s. Disappointed with the lack of support from conventional healthcare, she was inspired to study Nutritional Therapy at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition. Putting her training into practice aided her own recovery and now Sam is passionate about helping others unravel the many potential causes of their fatigue, increase their energy and reclaim their lives.
As both a thyroid patient and a health care professional, Louise is very passionate about thyroid advocacy and holistic wellbeing. Louise has worked in the NHS in Occupational Therapy and Social Care since 1992. She is currently studying at the College of Naturopathic Medicine and once qualified will be able to offer a unique combination of skills to support a broad spectrum of thyroid patients.
Jenny Fraser McLean,DipCNM mBANT mCNHC
Jenny is currently updating her website.....more info to come soon.
Kate Knapik, MPharm, NT Dip(CNM), mBANT, mANP, CNHC
Kate Knapik - is a nutritionist and a pharmacist. She tries to find a bridge between mainstream and complementary medicine, supporting clients on their journey to health. After over 10 years of work in the community pharmacy she sadly realized that conventional medicine is focused mostly on managing symptoms. The true root cause of the ill health is quite often left uncovered and patients continue to take medications for years or a lifetime. After several years of constant digestive problems, skin issues and thyroid problems she has resolved it by changing her diet and working on relaxation.