Maxine Sheils


Maxine Sheils

About Maxine Sheils

Maxine is a Nutritional Therapy graduate of the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Manchester who has recently joined Igennus as a customer support nutritionist and is based here in Cambridge. Her interest in nutrition was sparked after working as an au pair in Australia to a family who were living on a raw food diet where coincidentally, she started to endure severe digestive problems. She joined CNM as a student to further her new found passion and was able to support her own body in regaining health. Maxine is passionate about nutrition and her ability to help others achieve their optimal health. She specializes in female hormonal problems such as endometriosis, thyroid problems, stress, autoimmunity and digestive disorders. Her degree in psychology provides her with a strong ability to understand and motivate others to achieve their health goals.

FODMAPs – a journey to IBS recovery?

Bloating, abdominal pain and distension, excess wind and a change in bowel habits are not just a sign that you are over-indulging this Christmas. In fact, up to 1 in 5 people displaying these symptoms are diagnosed with a disorder known as irritable bowel syndrome […]


Customer Support Nutritionist – full time

As nutrition aficionados and food enthusiasts, we create bespoke supplements and empower, educate and inspire people to live healthier, happier lives. Our small family run business is growing at a rapid rate and the company now requires a knowledgeable, multi-skilled and flexible individual to deliver […]


10 top tips for a calmer day

An estimated 3 million people in the UK suffer with an anxiety disorder, but as many as 1 in 10 experience feelings of anxiety at some stage in their life, with women twice more likely to suffer than men. Worryingly, these figures are on the […]


Magnesium – the wonder mineral

This month, we’re focusing on magnesium – one of the four most abundant minerals in the body; required for over 300 chemical reactions including the support of energy production, neurotransmitter production, bone formation, glucose and insulin metabolism, and even supporting the regulation of the heartbeat […]


Quick and nutritious dinners

An evening meal is often the only opportunity during the week that parents can prepare a meal for the family and have full control over what children eat. With time constraints, it can be difficult to manage the (self-imposed?) pressures of preparing a healthy meal, […]


Products we love: Holiday essentials

It’s been a while since our last Products We Love feature; among many delaying factors, staff holidays have played their part. As it’s that season (and we like to think we’re quite experienced in the area), it seems fitting to share our top holiday product […]


Seeking balance as a busy parent

It’s difficult to find the balance between the stressors of life and optimising your health at the best of times, but throw children into the mix and I’m sure many people will feel it is nigh on impossible. From ensuring the children are at school […]


Optimising vitamin D levels for long term health

Like all vitamins, vitamin D is essential to life, yet 50% of the UK adult population are estimated to have insufficient levels (1), with lower concentrations found in followers of vegetarian and vegan diets. (2) Whilst most vitamin D is produced via skin exposure to […]


Dairy, part 2: processing methods 2

In part 1 of our dairy series, we delved into the differences between organic and non-organic cow’s milk, explored different forms of dairy intolerance and looked at the differences in plant-based milk alternatives. The second part of this series will explore the different forms of […]


Astaxanthin – the king of antioxidants

This month we’re focusing on an exciting new ingredient, astaxanthin. For those who aren’t familiar with astaxanthin (as-ta-xan-thin), allow me to acquaint you with one of nature’s most potent antioxidants, and the many reasons why astaxanthin would be a fabulous addition to any supplement regime. […]