Catherine Burns BA hons, Dip ION
Catherine is a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist and the founder and Managing Director of Natural. She has a science-based yet holistic and fun-loving approach to healthy living, working with expertise, authenticity and empathy. She uses proven preventive health care strategies to help her clients reach their goals.
Catherine graduated with BA Hons from Durham University in 2000 and went on to train with the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, completing four years of hands-on training and clinical practice. Now, with over 12 years of experience in the industry, Catherine has worked with hundreds of people in Bermuda providing consultancy to worksites, businesses, community groups, families and individuals.
Having seen incredible results when people truly understand how and why nutrition affects the way they feel, Catherine is a huge advocate for real education vs. a quick fix. This has influenced the philosophy of her company from the ground up with Catherine establishing relationships and supportive programs that help people follow through on their best intentions. Catherine believes that long term, nutritional choices will either build you up or knock you down. Her ultimate goal is to help her clients reach a place where they are making healthy choices because they genuinely want to, not because they’ve been told they have to.
Originally from the U.K., Catherine now has Bermuda status, is married and has two daughters aged 8 and 6. She has written the popular Food for Thought Column in the Royal Gazette for over 10 years and also contributes to the Huffington Post. In 2016 she was recognized by the Bermuda Professional Women's Association with their Business Woman of the Year award. The upcoming year is an exciting year for Natural, so Catherine is looking forward to developing our existing services and introducing some new projects too.
Sarah has a Research and Project Development role at Natural. She is also currently studying for a 3-year qualification in Nutritional Therapy at The Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, UK. Sarah graduated in 2015 with a BA in Environmental Sustainability and Spanish from Dalhousie University. She has a keen interest in eco-friendly living, local food systems and integrating these aspects into her work at Natural.
After years of client requests, one of Sarah’s main jobs has been to establish the Natural Kitchen. Under Catherine’s guidance, Sarah kick-started the project in September 2016 with the vision to create a line of products that align with the core values of Natural: whole foods, plant powered, allergy-friendly, actively nutritious and free from refined sugars and additives. Her role at Natural Kitchen is evolving rapidly but so far includes event management, marketing, client relations and recipe development.
Alongside Catherine, Sarah co – hosts cooking classes both in corporate wellness workshops and at The Chef Shop. As a home cook, she has an appreciation for real-life, wholefood cooking from scratch. Her recipes are inspired by the seasons, functional nutrition and the simplicity of whole foods.
Sarah also develops and writes recipes for The Bermudian Magazine both online and in print.