The Nourished Brain Academy

The only overwhelm-free online coaching academy to help you build a brain healthy life one habit at a time. 


The way we eat, move and live holds incredible power to nourish and protect our brain.

Through taking meaningful action and mastering your mindset and your habits, the Nourished Brain Academy will help you harness that power and build a life that supports a calmer, clearer and brighter mind, mood and memory - for now, and for the future!


Currently, more than 520,000 people in the UK have dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease. That number is rising, with research suggesting 1 in every 3 people born in the UK today will go on to develop dementia.  

Worldwide the numbers reach to near 50 million, with one report declaring there is "no doubt that dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and other causes, is one of the biggest global public health and social care challenges facing people today and in the future".  

On top of that, approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year and worldwide we lose one person every 40 seconds to suicide.

Depression, stress, overwhelm and anxiety are rife and a staggering 70 million workdays are lost each year due to mental health concerns, not to mention the impact on our life, relationships, self-esteem and physical health!


Research suggests 40% of Alzheimer's cases are preventable.⁠
That means there are over 170,000 people in the UK alone that could be needlessly suffering. In these cases, modifiable risk factors are driving the disease. This means things we can change in our daily life such as diet, physical activity and other chronic lifestyle diseases like diabetes or obesity.
We are not simply at the mercy of our genes as we once thought. We have the power to change the health of our brain through the way we eat, move and live daily.


Burgeoning research on gut health, diet and lifestyle interventions are showing incredible results like: 

  • 53% reduced risk of Dementia in those following the MIND Diet
  • 33% reduced risk and significant improvement in symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress in those following the Mediterranean style diet
  • 45% reduced risk of Alzheimer's in those who took regular exercise. 
  • It is thought that some of these benefits may be due to the impact of the diet on our gut health and the makeup of the trillions of bugs that live within it.

Our genes do not seal our fate. There is SO much more that we have under our own control that can change the course of our health.

We have incredible power to nourish and protect our mind, mood and memory through our daily actions.

We just need to use it!

And that's why Nourished Brain Academy was born.

The only overwhelm-free online coaching academy to help you nourish and protect your brain by mastering your habits and building a brain healthy life one day at a time

The Academy is now open for enrolment!


Clicking this button will take you to the MemberVault where you can enter your payment details and get immediate access!

"This week I feel the best I've felt in years. Really clear head, my mood is SO much better and my tummy is feeling good too. I have been so much more mindful of what I am eating and how I am eating. Also, I feel a lot less stressed and have been able to slowly increase my exercise too."


The Academy is for you if:

  • You have a family history of Dementia or Alzheimer's and you want to learn how to nourish and protect your brain from the same fate
  • You're struggling with brain fog, trouble concentrating or performing at your best
  • You're experiencing mental fatigue, low mood, mood swings, depression, anxiety, lacking motivation or just generally feeling 'meh'
  • You're ready to build a calmer, clearer and brighter mind and mood with your daily habits

Here's why:

You know your nutrition and lifestyle choices impact your brain functioning, but it's so damn confusing and overwhelming out there! It's hard to separate the facts from all the people just trying to sell you their latest product or diet plan and promising overnight results.

Deep down you KNOW these quick-fix promises aren't the answer - but what truly is the right path?

Then, even once you figure out what the heck to do, you hit up against those same old stumbling blocks time and again:

  • It's too restrictive, or bordering on obsessive...I'm looking at you calorie and macro counting - you should NEVER need a calculator to tell you how to eat!
  • It's so overwhelming you're paralysed and don't even know where to start
  • You're always falling off the wagon and struggling to find a way that's actually sustainable for longer than 3 days
  • All this when you're already feeling worn out, stressed out and downright exhausted?!

Well, take a deep breath and get ready to shake off all that heaviness.

Coz that's now how we do things around here.

I'm here to make it realistic, sustainable and to show you how to start small and focus on less for better results and a more balanced lifestyle that truly supports your mental and physical wellbeing.

Through the academy, you'll learn to reconnect with your mind and body, experiment with evidence-based practices shown to improve mood and brain health (no fads allowed) and learn what works for YOU - not just what worked for one "influencer" that one time.

Here's what you need to build a better brain


From food and movement to sleep, stress and mindfulness, the powerful practices we work through are backed by science to improve your symptoms and reduce your risk of depression and anxiety, as well as dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

You can choose to keep it simple and follow the clear, actionable guidelines or, if you're hungry for knowledge, you can dive in for a deeper understanding of the structure and function of our brain and body.

You won't find crazy 'biohacks' here. Just real, evidence-based, holistic practices that you can tailor to your needs to build your best brain.


My 5 step Health by Habit Framework gives you the structured, repeatable system you need to make habits that stick, while keeping the flexibility to build a brain-healthy way of living that fits you and your life.

It's a simple, intuitive system using behavioural neuroscience made easy. No more guesswork or haphazard attempts at "getting healthy", no more "all or nothing" approaches and no more relying on willpower to get you through.

You'll learn to make small but sustainable improvements while allowing your body to be your laboratory so you can start at your own level, go at your own pace and write your own 'owner's manual' all while reaping the benefits.


If you've struggled to make healthy changes on your own, you're not alone! Real support, accountability and guidance is a crucial ingredient if you want to finally nail your consistency and follow through with your daily habits.

Obstacles are inevitable, but it's the way we learn from them and work through them that paves our way to success. And I'm here to help.

The member's community gives you a tribe of like-minded people to share ideas with, while Q+A and coaching sessions with me provide the expert support and accountability you need to build consistent habits with ease.

"I am amazed how easy it has been to go from a diet filled with carbs and sugar to one that isn't perfect yet, but definitely so much better. It really has been the help from Cathy, in taking one step at a time and also having the constant support from her."


I'm so excited you're here, because I'm super passionate about helping people just like you build better brains.

A few years ago I sadly watched my grandmother succumb to the ravages of dementia. My journey then began as a personal one - to learn how I could best protect myself from the same fate.
Even as a Naturopath and Nutritionist I was surprised at the extent of the incredible power we have at our fingertips to nourish and protect our brains with our own daily actions.  

But, like most of my clients - even when I knew all the things I could be doing, I struggled with a lack of willpower and motivation to actually follow through and do the dang thing!

The day I discovered habit coaching and started learning to embrace progress over perfection is the day my life and health changed forever (and the lives of ALL my clients). Now I’m kinda an expert at making healthy changes realistic, and sustainable - no matter where you’re starting from.  

I live and breathe this stuff and I've developed my tried and true methods after helping so many busy, overwhelmed, burned out, exhausted people go from strength to strength and build better minds + moods one simple habit at a time.
Did someone say #dreamjob?!

"I didn't know how much I needed to do this programme until I was doing it!
Cathy was amazing and so supportive. I can not thank her enough :)"


Here's what's waiting for you inside the academy

Monthly Practice Labs

Each month we'll laser focus on one of the science-based practices shown to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s; reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and brain fog and build healthy, resilient brains and bodies. I'll help demystify the science behind nutrition, gut health, balancing hormones, mindfulness, sleep, social practices and movement. Follow along with each new monthly practice, or choose from the back-catalogue of practices in the vault.

Habit Mastery Sessions

Knowledge isn't power until it's applied, so through a range of practical masterclasses, you'll learn how to implement each practice into your own life in a realistic and consistent way. We'll explore the framework in more depth and you'll learn what makes your brain tick, how humans are wired to behave and how to use this to your advantage to make habits that truly stick.

Live Q+A, Coaching sessions and Accountability

Join me every fortnight to get all your burning questions answered and get expert coaching, support and accountability throughout the process. Whether it's your mindset, your strategy or the execution you need help with, I'm here to help you break through those blocks and make some serious progress. I even have a specialised app for extra accountability if you want to take it to the next level!

Resource + Video Vault

A treasure trove of trackers, worksheets and guides to help you nail each month's practice. Plus access to a vault of supporting videos, ranging from deep dives into physiology (for those who want to learn more about how their body and brain works) to spotlights and breakdowns of specific diets or protocols as well as access to many of my previous trainings and workshops to help you build habits with ease.

Members-only community

Join the kick-ass community of brain health warriors inside the private, members-only group.
It's also where I'll help keep you on track and making progress each week.
It's a real hub for inspiration, fun, accountability, recipes, sharing and support!

There's over £400 value at your fingertips each month inside the academy.

But a calmer, clearer and brighter mind, mood and memory is the real value!

"[The framework] hasn't just helped me eat more healthy and stick to it, it's helped me look at all areas of my life. I'm enjoying food more and cooking more. It's helped me be more creative and I feel a lot more positive."

- Jackie

Want in?

The Nourished Brain Academy is now open for 2021!

Join now and you'll get instant access to start your brain health journey. You can cancel at any time.


The great news?
If you join us before Jan 28th you'll also snag yourself some serious bonuses!

Enrolment Bonuses for January

These bonuses are too hot to hang around. To grab 'em, join the academy before they disappear in:



Want to dive even deeper into the 3 essential phases of mastering your healthy habits? I ran this series in 2020 and you'll get lifetime access to all 3 episodes. Binge watch or re-watch as much as you like!

£199 Value


Good planning is at the root of success and eliminates all that stress and overwhelm that usually comes with implementing new healthy habits. Join me in February for this bonus live workshop to become a boss at planning, so you can be clear, confident and prepared to nail every day with ease.

£69 Value


Committing to your brain health for the long term is an essential step in reducing your risk Dementia and Alzheimer's. And I want to make that a little easier.
As a thank you for attending the Better Brain Health Series, if you decide to grab an annual subscription you'll pay just £270. That's 2 free months!

£54 Saving (compared to monthly memberhip)

PLUS: Fast Action Bonus

(coz I love an action taker!)



Kick start your journey in the academy with a 30 minute 1:1 session. Together we'll assess your unique needs and routine and map out a tailored blueprint for you to follow as you work through the academy.

£55 Value

That's over £350 worth of bonuses!


I've answered some FAQs below, and I'm opening up my diary for a few discovery calls if you want to chat to see if the academy is right for you.
Drop your name and email here and I'll be in touch!

I have a medical condition, is the academy ok for me?
This will depend on what the medical condition is. Please check with your doctor before joining and undertaking any nutrition, activity and lifestyle practices mentioned within this membership. This membership is designed to educate and inform. It does not constitute medical advice. My coaching and this academy are not intended to substitute medical advice from your GP. If you'd like to discuss this a bit more, please click here to set up a call to discuss your individual situation.

How much time do I need to invest in the academy?
I've packed a lot of features into this membership to provide such epic value. But it's up to you how much of those features you use and how much time you wish to commit to the content available each month. At the least, if you have 10-15 minutes a day, that will be enough to follow the main content and take some serious action to implement it. The beauty of the process is that you'll learn how to make progress even when you're short on time. You make your plan fit your life, rather than the other way around. When you're short on time, always put priority on the DOING, rather than reading or watching content. I'll break each month down into sections so if you're short on time you can cut to the chase, and if you've got more to spare you can dive a bit deeper. The more time you schedule in to invest in this though, the better results you'll get!

What diet plan will I have to follow?
The academy doesn't prescribe a specific diet plan. You'll be shown guiding principles based on the research and will be shown how you can tailor it to your needs. You don't have to include or exclude anything you don't want to! I'll give you plenty of ideas to make it flexible.

What if I don't use the academy?
My aim in the academy is to make the process usable and accessible to everyone, no matter what's going on in their lives. If you're not using it we can catch up to see if there's a way I can break it down or help you out. I'm dedicated to helping you succeed! But, if it's not right for you, then you can cancel at any time. (see next Q)

What if I need to cancel - Am I tied into a contract?
Nope! No contracts here, you can cancel at any time and you won't be charged anything further. Your access to the academy and the facebook group will continue until the end of your paid period (i.e. end of the month if on a monthly membership and at the end of 12 months from join date if on an annual membership). Due to the nature of content delivery, I'm unable to provide refunds.

I'm not quite ready yet - can I join later?
Yep! The academy will stay open for now, so you can join at a later date BUT you will miss out on all the bonuses listed above! Remember though - there is no "right time" there is only now! The academy is designed to be used no matter what's going on in your life. Your health doesn't just stop when you get busy, every choice makes a difference, so I'd challenge you to ask...what are you waiting for? Is life really going to get less busy? What's happening to your brain in the meantime? Imperfect action beats perfect inaction every day of the week, so if your brain health is important to you, start now and do whatever you can!

© Cathy Williams Health Ltd 2020 | | @cathywilliamshealth