Emily qualified in Nutritional Therapy at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. Having worked as a journalist for many years, she became interested in nutritional therapy and functional medicine after her youngest son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2011.
Nutritional Therapy is an evidence-based field of healthcare that considers the body as an interconnected whole rather than as a series of discrete systems. Practitioners explore the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that may be contributing to health issues and work with clients to come up with a highly individualised programme to support their health goals in a manageable way.
There are many reasons why our bodies may not be functioning optimally, including food intolerances, underlying infections, heavy metal toxicity and nutrient deficiencies. It can take a bit of detective work to tease out from a person's health history, diet and lifestyle habits where things might have started to go wrong. Functional testing – e.g. stool, hormone, vitamin & mineral panels - can be a very useful part of the process. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns from auto-immune issues to digestive problems to the menopause.
However, Nutritional Therapy isn't just for those who have chronic health issues. Some people simply feel a bit under par and don't know why. Almost everyone can make changes that will optimise their health. To take just one example, Covid-19 has made more people aware of the importance of adequate Vitamin D levels for the proper functioning of the immune system. A few steps, sometimes unexpectedly simple ones, can put us on the path to habits that will make us feel so good that they require little or no effort to maintain. Food is one of life's great pleasures and my goal is for people to source, prepare - perhaps even grow - food that makes them feel wonderful. I completed the Essential Cookery Course at the Grange in Somerset and have nearly twenty years' experience of cooking daily for my own family using largely fresh, organic and locally-sourced ingredients. I know what it is to fit healthy, home-cooked meals into a very crowded timetable.
Emily is fully insured and registered with the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
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