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.


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. […]


Processed foods: what you need to know 6

Consumption of ‘ultra-processed foods’ is at a record 50% here in the UK according to a recently published Europe-wide study. The link between consumption of processed foods and obesity was also confirmed. It’s long been speculated that our consumption of hyper palatable, highly processed foods […]


Products we love: festive gift ideas

What do you buy for the family member who doesn’t like to use harsh chemicals on their skin? Your loved one who avoids fragrances filled with parabens and phthalates? The colleague you picked out for Secret Santa who appears to have every food intolerance known […]