We currently have 4 qualified nutritionists working at CCS.
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.
Lisa is a registered Nutritional Therapist, having graduated from The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION). She is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Lisa works with private clients providing personalized diet and lifestyle advice to help them achieve their health goals, and volunteers with the Health Team at CCS. She firmly believes in the power of food to help you achieve your unique health goals and has a special interest in helping families make healthy food choices. She understands the demands of feeding a busy family with differing tastes and dietary needs and will help guide you towards healthier choices. Lisa also specializes in women’s health, and firmly believes that nutrition and lifestyle play a major role in how women deal with hormonal changes throughout their lives.
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, especially as the festive season approaches!
How Long is a Piece of String?
Recent 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 new 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.
BARLEY HELPS IMPROVE BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS - Barley can rapidly improve people's health by reducing blood sugar levels and the risk for diabetes
SALT & BLOOD PRESSURE - Eating too much salt is unhealthy for both children and adults. Too much could put you at RISK ... Do you want to learn more ? We run nutrition workshops on Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Contact the health team to register your interest.
WHAT YOU EAT CAN INFLUENCE HOW YOU SLEEP - Daily intake of fiber, saturated fat and sugar may impact sleep quality
LOW BLOOD LEVELS OF BICORBONATE LINKED TO EARLIER DEATH IN HEALTHY OLDER ADULTS - "Generally healthy older people with low levels of bicarbonate have a higher risk of death"
MENTALLY CHALLENGING ACTIVITIES KEY TO A HEALTHY AGING MIND - Individuals who participated in high challenge activities like quilting and photography showed enhanced brain activity