Sharon Gardner on Get HIPP about Your Health – Women’s Conference


Sharon is the founder of the Core of Life approach to promoting health and wellbeing. Where the aim is to educate, equip and empower individuals with the information and resources they need to protect their health and fight disease.

She is a naturopath and a teacher of Pilates! She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Health Sciences from the University of Westminster, before going on to complete a one-year long diploma in Teaching Pilates. Her motto is that 'you don't have to be young to be youthful'. Changing your lifestyle habits and behaviors can be done at any stage of life.

Sharon believes that lifestyle medicine not only transformed her health, but also saved her from a life of misery and dis-ease! As she approached her early 30’s she began experiencing various aliments and symptoms that she was told were normal for someone of her age, by those in the medical profession.

At the time her ailments included on-going digestive issues (bloating, heartburn, digestive discomfort, irregular bowel movements etc.), the stubborn layer of fat around the middle, hay fever, migraines, lower back pain, premenstrual tension and heavy monthly cycles, mid-afternoon slump, un-refreshed sleep and general fatigue. Things she had began to live with as normal until the next diagnosis. ‘You are allergic to the sun’! This was the diagnosis given by a specialist in the hospital, following years of unexplained skin rashes and peeling during exposure to the sun. Not what you expect to hear when your origin is clearly from the sun!

Sharon believes that what the medical profession sometimes fails to realise is that we are uniquely and wonderfully made! Therefore what works for one may not work for another!

As we are not made the same, your health should be personalised to meet your individual needs. That's what the ‘Core of Life’ approach to health and wellbeing is all about. Taking the time to understand the individual, rather than just their symptoms, which are usually manifestations of other underlying issues.

As a naturopath Sharon is trained in a wide range of techniques that are designed to restore overall health and wellbeing. One of the main drivers of ill health is poor or improper dietary choices and physical inactivity. Sharon helps you to understand the importance of making the right types of dietary choices for your specific needs as well as the right type of physically movement to support your body, so that you are empowered to take back control of your own health and wellbeing.