Frances Hayton, BSc. N. Med, mFNTP, Nutritional Therapist
Eastgate Complimentary Health Centre
19-23 Humberstone Road
0116 2511647 / 07881 373834
I am truly passionate about naturally nourishing, life-giving food, and I have a profound belief in the ability of personalised nutrition to support health by restoring balance and by harnessing the body's innate healing abilities. As a practitioner I am dedicated to offering my clients personalised, evidence based nutritional advice and treatment plans, within a functional medicine framework. My ultimate aim is to educate my clients in order to enable them to pro-actively take their health into their own hands, and make life long positive changes.
Nutritional therapy is based on functional and molecular medicine, nutritional biochemistry and preventative medicine. Treatment plans are personalised and patient centred, based on nutritional science and take into consideration the individuals unique biochemistry (genetic and epigenetic), their lifestyle and their environment.
Nutritional therapy does not diagnose or treat disease, and is not a replacement for medical advice. Rather practitioners use a range of tools to help find and assess biochemical, metabolic and nutritional imbalances which may be contributing to an individuals symptoms and health concerns.
Nutritional therapy can effectively be applied to support all manner of chronic complaints Including; gastrointestinal problems, skin complaints, bone and joint conditions, autoimmune diseases, thyroid problems, hormonal imbalances, female health concerns including PMS, fertility, irregular periods and painful periods, blood sugar imbalance and sub-optimum immunity etc. Treatment is additionally helpful in supporting clients who are experiencing fatigue, chronic stress, allergies and intolerances etc.
Nutritional therapy is also an effective tool for detoxification, healthy weight management and peak performance, and can help to enhance and optimise general health & wellbeing. Treatment can also be helpful in supporting those recovering from disordered eating patterns and can additionally be applied to design & support special & restricted diets e.g. vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated with a BSc in Nutritional Medicine from the University of West London in 2011. I am fully insured to practice and am a member of the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (FNTP).
I am committed to continuing professional development, and regularly update and expand my nutritional knowledge by reading scientific research, attending webinars, online summits, seminars and courses. In January 2015 I completed the Institute of Functional Medicine programme 'Functional Medicine: A systems approach to reversing the epidemic of chronic disease'.
I have a special interest and expertise in whole food, plant based nutrition, both in terms of how to stay healthy on a plant based diet, and how to apply plant based nutrition to support health. I also have a particular interest in female health conditions including hormonal imbalances, hypothyroidism and osteoporosis, and I have supported many women with healthy weight management. Furthermore I am passionate about helping my clients to achieve and maintain optimum gut / digestive health, which I believe to be fundamental to overall health. Therefore supporting digestive health is often a central focus of many of my clients nutrition plans.
Prior to setting up my nutrition practice I worked as a dental practice manager for over 15 years at a busy west London practice.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Anaemia *
- Anorexia nervosa *
- Balanced diet
- Binge eating disorder *
- Bulimia nervosa *
- Cancer *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Coeliac disease
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Eating disorders *
- Eczema *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Iron deficiency anaemia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Menopause *
- Migraine *
- Obesity *
- Osteoporosis *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Pregnancy and preconception
- Premenstrual syndrome *
- Psoriasis *
- Rosacea *
- Schoolchildren and teenagers
- Skin health and conditions *
- Sports nutrition
- Thyroid problems
- Tiredness *
- Weight gain
- Weight management
- Women's nutrition
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Consultations are currently available on Saturdays. Please contact me to enquire about times and availability.
Consultations are usually carried out in clinic, alhough Skype consultations are also available If preferred.
Fees include the consultation time in addition to the time spent reviewing my client's consultation form and food diary prior to the intital appointment, researching my client's case and therapeutic options, creating a personalised nutrition plan and providing support to my client post-consultation via telephone and email as required.
Fees do not include nutritional supplements or functional tests, both of which are entirely optional and will be offered to clients only as considered necessary.
I recommend that all clients attend for at least 1 follow up session, to monitor and review their progress. Thereafter the number of follow up sessions required will vary considerably due to individual needs. However, the aim of nutritional therapy is to educate the client and enable them to take control over their own health in the long term.
Clients are are required to complete a comprehensive health questionnaire and 3 day food diary prior to the initial consultation.
Initial new client consultation,1 hour: £100
(This fee includes a comprehensive and fully personalised written nutritional therapy treatment plan. Your detailed, fully comprehensive plan will include; a detailed summary of the goals of the plan and how the plan aims to achieve these goals, clearly explained dietary recommendations to follow, a list for each food group (meat, fish, grains, fruit, vegetables etc) listing the best foods to eat from each group, those to reduce or to avoid (with rationale) and cooking and preparation tips, a 3 day meal planner along with many other meal & snack ideas, at least 15 recipes, a list of resources including 'where to buy', and a recommended supplement prescription. Your plan will be presented in a folder and sent out to you within 10-14 days of the initial consultation)
Follow up consultations (usually scheduled 8 weeks after the initial consultation. Fee includes amended treatment plan as required), 30-45 minutes: £45
New client package (includes the initial 1 hour consultation, email / telephone support for 6 weeks, 1 follow up consultation and your fully comprehensive nutrition plan); £140
Corporate, small business and school nutrition consultancy services
I also offer a consultancy service to corporate companies, small businesses, community groups and schools. My previous work in this area has included designing school menus and running employee wellbeing events. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Guided shopping trip (available in selected shops & supermarkets in Leicester only) £16 per hour
Free From Food Box (for those starting on exclusion diets e.g. Gluten / dairy free etc.): I will personally select a variety of foods to get you started on your programme, and have them delivered directly to you. The Food Box will contain at least £35 worth of goods. Fee (includes delivery): £45
I offer a wide range of functional tests, if required or considered necessary, including for nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, allergies, intolerances and other biochemical markers including homocysteine levels and Omega 3 fatty acid status. A range of other tests are also available.
Type of session
|Online nutrition support:||Yes|
|Telephone nutrition support:||Yes|
|Face to face nutrition:||Yes|
I may be available for online & tele-consultations in the evenings from mon-saturday, if required. Please contact me if this is something you would be interested in.