Nutritional therapy is a process of balancing relationships with food that provides optimal support for your individual health needs.
The food we eat has a profound impact on our health. Clinical research into nutrition shows that what and how we eat can promote health and well-being, prevent illnesses, and help those with chronic diseases improve outcomes. The nutrients we consume are information used to make hormones, and neurotransmitters, create energy, support immunity and brain health, detoxification, optimise gut function and ultimately maintain balance.
As a nutritional therapist, I am trained to understand how nutrients, food, and lifestyle factors influence the body's function and may contribute to individual symptoms and health concerns. Using a wide range of tools, I assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and provide realistic, practical, achievable, and personalised guidance to enrich your nutritional status and achieve your health goals.
As a nutritional therapist, I am here to help you not only determine how to optimally support your body and mind through diet and lifestyle but do this in an enjoyable way that does not add extra strain on your already busy life.
Unlike dieticians with a series of standard dietary plans for different conditions, nutritional therapists use an individual approach to each patient.
I consider not just the specific condition or symptoms but also other factors, including underlying nutritional deficiencies, individual biochemical responses to foods, genetic predispositions, environmental stressors, patient’s health goals and motivations, and personal preferences and constraints. Such personalised plans help create the most appropriate and effective wellness strategy for each patient and, compared to generalised diet advice, have been shown to result in a more significant reduction in intake of foods detrimental to one’s health and notably improved dietary intake among adults.
I am a British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) member registered with the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM).
I am trained at the College of Nutrition, Education, and Lifestyle Management (CNELM) and completed my MSc in Personalised Nutrition with the University of Middlesex in collaboration with CNELM.
I also hold a master's in Psychology from Harvard University and am an NLP coach accredited by the Association for Neurolinguistic Programming Language (ANLP).
In addition, I have completed additional training to deepen my knowledge in the field of nutrition, including the Certificate of Integrative Sports Nutrition (CISN, UK) and Nutrigenomics training (LiveCode GX, UK).
I always strive to deepen my knowledge and am currently doing a twelve-month fertility nutrition mentorship with Sandra Greenbank.