I am a qualified Nutritional Therapist and Naturopath,
registered with the following regulatory bodies: CHNC Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, government approved and Accredited Register by the PSA and BANT British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy.
During my 4 year long studies, at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London, where I studied Biomedicine, Nutrition and Naturopathy, I also attended over 200 hours of Clinical training. It was a great addition to natural medicine knowledge, where in clinics, I came across a vast number of clients with various health concerns and goals.
I regularly attend professional webinars for further current education in Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal treatments and Functional Medicine.
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE TRAINING
This year I have completed my postgraduate training by Dr Datis Kharrazian, PhD, DHSs, MS, MMS, FACN, founder of Functional Medicine Institute ‘Kharrazian Institute’:
- Hashimoto’s Clinical Applications and Treatment Strategies course,
- Autoimmunity Clinical Applications and Treatment Strategies,
- Diabetes and Dysglycemia Clinical Applications and Treatment Strategies
- Fertility, Prenatal Care and Maternal Clinical Applications and Treatment
I also completed Applied Functional Medicine Mentoring Program, AFMMP, led by Alexander Manos, Robyn Puglia and Laura Sterling, all functional medicine registered practitioners.
INTEGRATING NUTRITION, NATUROPATHY AND FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH
I believe that disease is a state of deficiency (nutrients, sleep, good microbiome etc) or excess (stress, toxic load, including environmental, virus, bacteria, parasites etc) and our aim is to rebalance the body and mind by addressing all of these issues.
My own health issues have led me to study nutrition after years of visiting doctors for a proper diagnosis and treatment and frustration of side effects of medications. Unfortunately, not once was importance of food and nutrition mentioned by doctors, until I came across functional medicine and nutrition by researching how to help myself.
I have a great interest in body-mind connection influencing our health, supporting digestive, nervous and endocrine systems, balancing the immune system, improving skin conditions, auto-immune disorders, but these doesn’t limit to any other health conditions that you may present with. I am constantly learning and developing clinical knowledge to best serve my clients, as their health issues are a web of different body systems and therefore as such, can not be put in just one ‘niche’ of expertise.
Nutritional therapy uses evidence based medicine to establish the root causes of your health condition and accordingly produces a personalised nutritional plan and adjusts the lifestyle in order to give the body its own healing powers. It is important to investigate the imbalances in nutritional status, between the body’s systems and work-life status.
As a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, I address the whole person and not just the symptoms, applying the principles of Functional Medicine, including detailed personal and family medical history, as well as the environment and emotional health.
Nutritional therapy is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach and definitely not a ‘quick fix’. Allow yourself time to adjust and your body to recover from whatever health issues you have. That can require enriching the diet and lifestyle adjustments, functional testing and vitamin/herbal supplement if needed or Bach Flower Remedies. Sleep and stress management are very much incorporated into the clients plan.
I can work along your health provider, your GP or the Consultant, communicating clearly for your best possible outcome for your health.
The client is actively involved in nutritional planning to best suit their needs, realistically fit in their day to day life and to ensure the best possible lasting results by education and complying to the plan.