I hold a BSc (Hons) 2:1 in Nutritional Therapy from Westminster University and am a member of the professional body for nutritional therapists BANT and am fully insured. I also belong to The Nutrition Society and The Royal Society of Medicine.
Where I work
I see clients in my practice on Eel Pie Island on the River Thames in Twickenham. It is five minutes walk from Twickenham station (20 minutes’ by train from Waterloo).
Consultations at your home or workplace can be arranged on request.
My practice and principles
My training is based on Functional Medicine. In Functional Medicine, rather than just looking at symptoms, practitioners seek to identify root causes underlying ill health.
As an example, let’s take weight. Did you know calorie intake is just a small part of the picture to attain and maintain healthy weight?
Your stress hormone levels, how well you are absorbing your food and how inflamed your body is (eg hay fever, asthma, eczema, so-called food allergies etc) can all have a major influence.
A Functional Medicine approach will have you eating the right types of food to balance your specific hormone imbalance, to absorb vitamins optimally in order to keep your metabolism working right, and to soothe inflammation rather than aggravate it.
This will not only make you feel better, but look better, too.
I believe in practical and enjoyable eating. I aim to identify which areas of your health can be tackled most effectively through the right food for you.
Cases are all different and sometimes medical testing and supplementation may be necessary to kick start you on the road to good health.
More on nutritional therapy
You’ve seen your GP. Your symptoms have not improved. You’re feeling below par. You may be low in vitamins or minerals or have an imbalance in your intake of the right fats. You could be short on protein or eating too much sugar and white, refined carbohydrates (rather than whole grains). Making targeted changes to your diet could help.
Nutritional therapy works well alongside conventional medicine. Nutritional therapists don’t diagnose. If you are suffering any health condition you should consult your GP before seeing me.
Initial nutritional therapy appointments are usually for one hour. This allocation of time really allows a nutritional therapist to listen to your story and make targeted interventions.