Looking for a certified UK Nutritionist, London or Private Nutrition Clinic in London?
"Doctors stop you dying - nutritionists stop you suffering"
Certified Nutrition Therapist London
Nutritionist, London, Yvonne Bishop-Weston has regular clinics in central London at Harley Street. Yvonne also has a regular clinic at Oasis Natural Health Centre High street Croydon, South London. E-mail clinic @ foodsforlife.co.uk (see below) or call 08712884642 text 07944068432 for more details or complete our online booking formSee more about Yvonne at www.yvonne.bishop-weston.co.uk
Yvonne has co-written a healthy cookbook with delicious and nutritious recipes and is a regular contributor to various magazines and newspapers. Healthy recipes from the book are featured on the BBC Food website.
What is Nutritional Therapy? What are the benefits offered by clinical nutritionists?
Your grandmother and Gillian McKieth are certainly right about one thing, you are what you eat, and many areas of health can be affected by your diet. Nutritional Therapy helps you to work out which are the best foods for you as an individual to help you to optimize your health and get the most out of life. They also help you body to repair itself by optimising the digestive, defence, repair and immune systems.
Areas commonly helped include:
Nutrition Consultations not only help you to address health problems but also to give you the most up to date, realistic dietary advice on:
What is the difference between a nutritionist and a dietician?
In general terms Nutritionists create and apply the scientific knowledge to promote an understanding of the effects of diet on health and well being, whereas Dieticians interpret and communicate the science of nutrition to enable people to make practical food choices.
Nutrition Therapy takes this one stage further. BANT Nutritional Therapists are trained, certified, licenced and insured to use the scientific nutritional knowledge in a therapeutically curative and healing way. Nutrition Therapy treats and looks at the whole body and the underlying causes of illness rather than just treating a symptom. BANT Therapists are also expected to prove their commitment to continual professional development by taking part in the BANT CPD scheme keeping them up to date in the latest scientific advancements, developments in nutritional research and latest new diagnostic tests.
Nutritional Therapists are trained to sympathetically use the complex dynamic interactions of food and nutrients within the body's biosystem to work in harmony with the body and kick start it's natural synergy, defense and normal operational systems rather than overide them like so many modern medicines do.
"Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of optimum health and peak performance, disease prevention and patient care." - BANT (British Association Nutritional Therapy)
"A dietitian uses the science of nutrition to devise eating plans for patients to treat medical conditions. They also work to promote good health by helping to facilitate a positive change in food choices amongst individuals, groups and communities." - HPC (Health Professions Council)
What does a Consultation involve?
Before your consultation you complete a comprehensive Health and Lifestyle Questionnaire and a 3-Day Food Diary. During your consultation Yvonne works through these with you to ascertain your health goals and devise a dietary programme which will fit into your life and be achievable. You may also be recommended biochemical tests and natural supplements should these be appropriate.
Nutrition is intended as a complimentary therapy not necessarily an alternative therapy. BANT certified nutritionists will try to work in synergy with your GP Doctor but using more in depth nutrition knowledge to look beyond and in greater detail at the problem that your doctor has often first diagnosed.
Yvonne Bishop-Weston is a qualified Clinical Nutrition Consultant (B.Sc. Dip ION. MBANT), and full member of The British Association for Nutritional Therapy (BANT). Yvonne is a registered Foresight practitioner and also registered with The Food and Mood Project. She has held key roles in the health food Industry and previously managed the renowned vegetarian company, Cranks, The Food Doctor, in Holland Park and the City, London and at Oasis Health Centre in Croydon. Yvonne has also been responsible for the nutritional analysis and recipe development for Cranks cookbooks and co-written a healthy cookbook for Hamlyn and seen in various magazines such as Zest, Marie Claire, Top Sante, Red, Elle. She has appeared on TV on Sky, ITV news and GMTV's LK Today programme. Yvonne has clinics at Oasis, Croydon on wednesdays and Saturdays. She is also available for consultations at Harley Street in London on Wednesdays. Foods for Life offers a number of other nutritionists in London - see www.optimumnutritionists.com for more details.