Camden Carers are lucky to have 2 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]
After 11 years working in the pharmaceutical industry, Ester went back to university to do an MSc in Personalised Nutrition at CNELM (Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management). She is a full member of BANT (British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy) and is registered with the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Health care council). She works with private clients at The Natural Gateway Clinic in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, and has a particular interest in Chronic Exhaustive Conditions, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME and Fibromyalgia. She also specialises in digestive complaints, musculoskeletal health and weight management. Ester uses the Functional Medicine approach and works with her clients to develop evidence - based nutrition and lifestyle recommendations to help them reach optimal health.
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.
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