I have a BA Hons in Paediatric nursing and Diplomas in Tropical Medicine, Kinesiology and Nutritional Therapy. I qualified as a certified functional medicine practitioner IFMCP in 2019 one of only 150 such qualifications in the UK.
I worked in London at the Chelsea and Westminster High Dependency Unit and Paediatric Accident and Emergency Unit for many years, as well as undertaking overseas nursing work with NGOs in Africa and with Médecins Sans Frontières in Sri Lanka. Moving to Hong Kong, where there was a high incidence of respiratory infections, I worked in a clinic where the doctor put nutrition first, boosting the immune system with supplements, rather than resorting to antibiotics. This inspired me to learn more about the power of nutrition and led to three years of training in nutritional therapy at Patrick Holford’s Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London.
On finishing my training I set up a successful practice in Singapore. I then moved to Tokyo in 2008 and established my own nutritional therapy practice where I supported both expat and local clients. I also gave talks in schools and financial institutions to give health and wellness seminars.
I moved back to Singapore in 2011 after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. As a result I began to work with Little Olive charity visiting areas that had been destroyed by the tsunami arranging food packages and visiting those that had been rendered homeless by the destruction.
In Singapore I worked at Body with Soul, a multi disciplinary clinic for 5 years. The beauty of this was that I could work closely with the Doctors. The collaborative work enabled clients to be supported with both functional and traditional medicine combined. The unique professional relationships that were forged during that time enable me to support my clients to this day.
I loved supporting local groups such as Autism Bridge Strategy, international schools and companies. Due to my passion for Raw Food I hosted Raw Food nights to expand awareness and inspire change for others. It was a great experience being interviewed by Channel News Asia on three separate morning programmes diving into my expertise on children’s healthy eating, supplementation versus food and prevention and natural treatment for infections.
The Ruckers left Asia in summer 2016 and now live in Ashmore, Dorset. Ashmore, provides a unique clinic setting for children, families and adults alike.
I became a Nature Doc practitioner on returning to the UK supporting clients nationwide and within Europe. Due to past experience, I feel it is beneficial to be part of a dynamic team, to support each other and evolve as a practitioner, delivering the best care I can whilst keeping abreast of the cutting-edge research, attending conferences and webinars. NatureDoc was founded by Lucinda Miller, author of The Good Stuff.
I still support my Singapore clients with virtual consultations as if I was still on the ground. Test kits and supplements can be arranged so nothing is impacted by not being able to see me in person.
For Singapore and Asia Pacific appointments please email me directly.
For all UK and European appointments, please call 0203 397 1824 or email email@example.com.