It was my own experience of burnout and depression that led to my discovery of how nutrition can be used to support both physical and mental health. I used this inspiration to transition from humanitarian aid to Personalised Nutrition and Functional Medicine, aiming now for a revolution in resilience and vitality.
And my journey through peri-menopause has led to my dive deep into the science around the transition to menopause, particularly its effects on sleep and mood. My BSc dissertation analysed the effects of estrogen on serotonin, essentially dissecting mood in (peri-) menopause. Armed with this and further research and understanding, my aim is to help other women navigate this transition with ease and confidence.
For more information about how I work with mental health and menopause, follow the links to these pages.
Raised in Alaska, I lived a nomadic life until Geneva became home in 2010.
Degrees & certifications:
MSc (in progress) - Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health, King's College, Jan22-Dec23
Registered Nutritionist mBANT (British Association for Nutritional Therapy)
BSc (Hons) - Nutritional Science, Middlesex University and CNELM, first class honours, 2020
Dissertation on menopause and mood (distinction awarded): "An investigation of the role of oestrogen on the serotonergic system, targeting soy isoflavones as a potential strategy to reduce perimenopausal and postmenopausal depression"
Certified NLP Practitioner (anlp.org)
CNELM, Research Supervisor
Dynamic Nature: Case study support, research and writing for this naturopathy practice, since 2020
Nutri-360: Research and writing for this nutritional therapy practice, 2017 to 2020
Craigberoch: Leading workshops on brain health and building resilience through the body, since 2020
British Association for Nutritional Therapy (BANT): Local Networks Administrator, 2019-20
What people have to say about Scotti
Velina S., Sofia, Bulgaria
Scotti has been my nutritionist and functional medicine guide during my struggles with hormone imbalance and post-burnout recovery. Her outstanding professionalism and knowledge are immediately apparent. Yet what I appreciated the most was her ability to provide clear and actionable guidance that empowers you to become an agent in your own healing. Scotti is deeply empathetic and adapts with ease to people's needs and circumstances. I am impressed by her ability to zoom in with precision into specific aspects of the treatment while always keeping the big picture and the ultimate goal foremost in her mind. It has been a real pleasure working with her.
Marisol G., Geneva
Scotti has been my coach for several months and I’m fully satisfied with these sessions and her holistic approach towards nutrition. Having listened to me, she built recommendations tailored to my needs and way of living. She’s respectful to the client's rhythm of life, and adapts the coaching and the recommendations to the personal needs and availabilities. Small and easy to apply recommendations are making a big difference to me, in my eating behaviour and in my weight. She keeps your motivation thanks to her flexibility and creativity to adapt the recommendations to the clients’ style and social life, but always keeping the client in a professional road towards results. Scotti is motivated by her professional choice and you can notice it. I’m enjoying the sessions with her and I’m very happy with the results I can see in my life.