Dr. Clayton earned her B.S. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry with Nutrition from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. Dr. Clayton has extensive international experience in both Research and Development within the nutritional healthcare industry.
Dr. Clayton's early research investigated the effects of food processing on trace element metabolism, particularly zinc and iron. Later, she worked as Director for Health and Functional Nutrition for one of the leading companies in Consumer Healthcare. At this time Dr. Clayton led the teams for ingredient research and development of products, including weight management products, sport and nutritional drinks, and infant and maternal nutrition.
Dr. Clayton has numerous publications and patents to her name and has recently established herself as a health practitioner in Nutritional Therapy and Phytotherapy. Dr. Clayton believes strongly in the role and importance of complementary medicine as part of the overall approach to healthcare. Dr. Clayton has extensive contacts within the international scientific community and is a member of several Nutrition Research Societies as well as the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids.
Fluent in English and French, and also speaking good German, Dr. Clayton believes that nutritional education plays a key role in our global community, enabling the individual to make the right choices concerning food choice and lifestyle.