Habib Azam, Dip Nutritional Therapy, mBANT, rCNHC, mNNA
07809 489305 / 07809 489305
My name is Habib Azam, known as Habs to my friends and family.
I am a qualified Nutritional Therapist who studied at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. I specialise in weight loss, immune support and muscle testing for accurate results for my clients. I can also request and interpret DNA and laboratory test results too.
After qualifying as a Nutritional Therapist, I founded Urban Plate Health to help others achieve their health and lifestyle goals and support them on this journey, helping them to avoid the mistake I made and tailoring a specific plan to their individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma, Nutritional Therapy
- ART Level 1 & 2 - Muscle Testing
- Nutrigenomics in Practice: Methylation
- Nutrigenomics in Sport
- Nutri-Link: Focus on Metabolism
- Member of BANT
- Registered with CNHC
- Member of NNA
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Anaemia *
- Balanced diet
- Coeliac disease
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Constipation *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Eczema *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Iron deficiency anaemia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Life stages
- Migraine *
- Obesity *
- Osteoporosis *
- Psoriasis *
- Skin health and conditions *
- Sports nutrition
- Thyroid problems
- Tiredness *
- Weight gain
- Weight management
* 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.
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- £80 for General nutritional support
- £150 for ART Muscle Testing
I have always been interested in food. From a young age I enjoyed eating well. My family always have home cooked meals thanks to my wonderful mother for which I am very grateful and fortunate. I had home cooked meals up until the age of 18. I then moved out of home to go to University for 3 years. Here I got into lots of bad habits like most students do. Late meals, mostly take aways coupled with an irregular sleeping pattern and lots of late nights took their toll over 3 years. However I was young enough to think this wouldn't effect as as most young people do and stuck to the same routine going forward.
Fast forward 8 years later, I was borderline obese with a waist of 42 inches. I had trouble concentrating, memory loss, pain in my kidneys, pain in my lower legs and my feet constantly hurt. I was unwell all year round, with allergies in the summer months and colds and flus in the winter months.
Add this to a very stressful job working for an Investment Bank and coping with the loss of my father a few years earlier and going through a divorce left me emotionally unstable and borderline depressed. My diet was poor, consisting of fast food, coffees, chocolates, crisps and lots of soft drinks. I had trouble sleeping and would rely on sleeping pills to get to sleep and coffee to wake me up. I knew I was at a tipping point. A 28-year-old should not be relying on over-the-counter and prescription drugs to manage pain just to get through the day and then more drugs to get to sleep. That is no way to live.
I knew the answer was not to take more pills to manage my symptoms, I knew I had to go to the source of my problem and heal from within to get back to optimum health and wellbeing. Whilst browsing to watch a movie one night, I came across one called Hungry for Change. That film changed my life. It empowered me to change my health and lifestyle, to look at what food actually does to the body and how the power of food can either make or break you. I watched the film twice, back-to-back, making notes the second time and set out to do research on what can help me improve my health.
I was fortunate that my brother has always been into fitness and his advice for training at the gym was invaluable. I lost a lot of weight within a few months, however my health was still not good. I looked better, slimmer and had more energy, so why was I feeling so unwell? It wasn't until one day when I was meeting friends for lunch in London I walked passed a Nutrition Clinic. So I went in and spoke to a Nutritionist. An hour later I had a plan for what foods would help me feel well and what foods to avoid as my body did not need them.
I cut out anything labelled 'diet' and anything labelled 'low-fat'. I cut out dairy, wheat and sugar from my diet. I started eating a varied diet consuming lots of different vegetables, fruits and whole grains. I gradually cut out the coffee, started drinking more water and herbal teas. I consumed as much organic produce as I could and limited myself to one 'cheat meal' a week where I ate whatever I wanted. I noticed two months later I felt a lot better. I no longer had trouble going to sleep, the pain in my kidneys and legs was gone. I enjoyed and looked forward to going to the gym. My friends all noticed the change and I became an advisor to them on what they should be eating.
This inspired me to take the leap and study Nutrition to enhance my knowledge in this fascinating subject. I enrolled for a 3 year Diploma in Nutritional Therapy at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. Here I learned about all of the body's systems and how this wonderful machine works to keep you in balance. I learned how food and supplements can help the body with the fuel it needs to perform the thousands of functions it carries out everyday to keep itself alive and thriving.
Type of session
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Monday to Friday 7pm - 10pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am - 7pm