/pages/105 Camden Carers Service are lucky to have 3 fully qualified nutritional therapy practitioners who are all full members of BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) and registered with CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).
About Nutritional Therapy
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Registered Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. They will also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.
To access nutritional therapy services, carers must first attend a Health & Lifestyle Consultation (HLC) to assess whether this is the most appropriate referral for them. To book a HLC please Lou on 020 7428 8950 or email [email protected]
Selena has been enthusiastic about food and cooking since she was a teenager; choosing to train as a chef straight out of school and spending many years working in the hospitality industry. She became interested in nutrition as a multifaceted way of looking at food, allowing her to explore the topic in a different way. After studying a three year Nutritional Therapy diploma at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION), Selena now runs a private practice - 'The Jumble of Life' - based in Greenwich, offering nutritional therapy consultations, cooking lessons and yoga tuition to clients.
It is Selena's opinion that health, and being healthy, are individualistic concepts. There is no one-size-fits-all programme for diet, exercise or lifestyle, because we all live different lives. Particularly for those with dependents, it can be tricky to find the time to put yourself first. But by educating ourselves on food, listening to our bodies and aiming for something that fits with the jumble of our lives, we can aim for our own version of healthy.
Lisa first developed a desire to understand how food and drink affects our health and wellbeing whilst working in the food industry. After studying for a nutritional therapy degree at the University of Westminster she now works with private clients, offering diet and lifestyle advice.
At a consultation Lisa will assess your past and current health status and discuss your diet and lifestyle to determine your needs. She will work with you to put together a personalised diet and lifestyle plan that fits into your schedule. She is particularly interested in digestive disorders, weight management, mood, energy levels and skin complaints. All her recommendations are based on evidence-based research.
When Lisa's mother became her father’s full-time carer she witnessed, first hand, the hard work, stress and strain involved in caring for a loved one and therefore appreciates the opportunity to volunteer with CCS as part of the Nutrition Project.
News in Nutrition
Calories in Alcohol
Many of us tend to either forget or ignore the calorie content of our drinks, especially the alcoholic ones! Please click here to learn more about being Drink Aware!
How Long is a Piece of String?
Research explains how your height to waist ratio might be a better indicator of a healthy weight than traditional BMI scoring. Please click here for more detail.
'5-a-day for the mind' - to learn about Mind Apples please click here.
A study published in the International Journal of Obesity showed that, on average, we eat 92% of whatever we put on our plate. The researchers studied over 1100 adults in 8 countries and found that this statistic was fairly consistent regardless of age and gender. So what can we learn from this? Watch your portion size when dishing out your food and think about the size of your plate. Please click here to access the study.
Upcoming nutrition workshops
Dementia & Nutrition (For dementia carers as part of Dementia Carers Training - Thursday 6th June) Booking is essential. Please call Marta on 020 7428 8950 or email [email protected] for more information or to book on.
Nutrition for Body & Mind (See under Mental Health for details) For more information and to book please call Angela on 020 7428 8950 or email [email protected]