Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How will nutritional therapy help me?
A. Nutritional therapy is a complementary medicine, used for a wide range of health problems. A nutritionist’s approach is ideal for chronic health problems as well as weight loss and general health concerns, including digestive discomfort and low energy.
Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science towards the promotion of health, peak performance, and individual care. Nutritionists 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.
By choosing a BANT registered nutritional therapist you can be confident that they follow the strict BANT Code of Professional Practice & have professional indemnity insurance for clinical practice.

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Q. Can nutritional therapy and allergy testing help with my health condition?
A. Nutritional therapy and allergy testing will support your health and can improve the symptoms of a wide range of conditions including menopause, fatigue, blood sugar imbalance, skin problems, anxiety, bloating and digestive discomfort. Nutritional therapy and allergy testing are ideal approaches for when you need to lose weight or gain weight. Always consult your GP in conjunction with seeing a nutritionist. If your health condition isn’t listed here, get in touch to find out how I can help. See patient testimonials here.

Q. Is IgG food intolerance antibody testing more effective than a FODMAP diet?

Igg Food Antibody Guided Elimination-Rotation Diet Was More Effective than FODMAP Diet and Control Diet in the Treatment of Women with Mixed IBS-Results from an Open Label Study.



IBS, also known as irritable bowel syndrome, is a debilitating condition characterised by abdominal pain, irregular bowel movements, and changes in the consistency of stool. Symptoms of IBS may appear shortly after eating a meal. Excluding foods high in FODMAP carbohydrates, such as fermentable oligo- and di-saccharides, mono- and disaccharides, and polyols, or following an elimination rotation diet to reduce IgG-dependent food hypersensitivity, which has been shown to improve IBS symptoms previously. The purpose of this open-label study is to investigate the effectiveness of a low-FODMAPS diet and an elimination rotation diet based on IgG as well as a control diet in reducing symptoms of IBS. During the eight-week study, 73 female subjects with a mix of IBS were assigned to either of the three dietary treatments. Compared to the other diet groups, the IgG based elimination rotation diet group showed a significant improvement in the IBS symptoms and comorbid symptoms after the intervention period. In order to determine whether IgG-mediated food hypersensitivity plays a role in IBS and the efficacy of an IgG-dependent elimination rotation diet in the general population, further robust research is required. Healthcare professionals, however, can make use of these results to gain a better understanding of how an IgG based elimination diet tailored to each individual can improve IBS symptoms.

Q. Can nutritional therapy help with weight loss?
A. Yes. Nutritional therapy is an excellent step to take if you are overweight and struggling to lose weight. Following a personalised health assessment, I can advise on those foods that will support healthy weight loss and reduce cravings. I will also test for food allergies and intolerances may also be preventing weight loss. Always see your GP in the first instance to rule out any underlying condition that may be causing weight gain.

Q. How long will it take me to see improvements once I’ve seen my nutritional therapist?
A. When health is unbalanced it takes variable amounts of time for improvements, but by working with your personal treatment plan you should start to notice improvements fairly soon. Nutritional therapy looks at the root cause of your symptoms, works with you on an individual basis and looks at your body holistically, using scientific nutrition medicine research to restore optimum health.

Q. Will I need to take supplements?
A. Initially your diet will be assessed in detail at the consultation. This is the first step towards achieving health balance. Full dietary recommendations will be included at the consultation. There may be areas that need boosting to ensure adequate vitamin and mineral levels are included. Symptoms such as impaired immunity and digestive discomfort require carefully selected supplements prescribed at the correct levels, to assist the body more quickly to recover to optimum levels of health. Contraindications with medication, supplements and foods are always taken into account.
Supplements are not always necessary and depend on many variables including time of year, overall health status and lifestyle factors. If considered necessary accurate and specific supplement recommendations will be made at the consultation.

Q. Where are you based?
My nutritional therapy clinics are all on Zoom or telephone. Appointments are accessible from anywhere you live in the UK.