May Simpkin MSc (Personalised Nutrition) mBANT CNHC
Jill Zander Skin Rejuvenation Clinic
96 High Street
Through nutrition, a large number of health symptoms can be alleviated and in some cases, significantly.
Over the last few years there has been an increasing understanding of the link between gut integrity and total health. By ensuring that food is well digested and well absorbed, we can help the body to ensure it receives enough nutrients to improve health.
Some of the health issues where Nutritional Therapy can help are:
- Gut Health; Difficult Digestion, Wind, Bloating, Bowel Discomfort/Difficult Movements
- Weight Management; Overweight/Weight Gain, Healthy Eating, Balanced Dieting, Cravings, Children/Teenagers
- Immune Function; Colds/flu, Cold Sores, Low Energy
- Stress/Fatigue; Managing Cravings & Energy Levels, "Tired all the Time", Mental Health
- Women’s Nutrition & Health; Thyroid problems, Hormone problems, Mood Fluctuations
- Men’s Nutrition & Health; Heart Health, Stress and Energy Levels, Balanced Diet
- Children’s Nutrition & Health (incl. Infants/Pre-School); Healthy Eating, Encouraging Balanced Diet, Food Allergy/Intolerance
- Skin Health; Dry skin, Spots/Pimples
- Sports Nutrition: Optimal Nutrition/Performance
- Life Stages: Balanced/Healthy Diet for all Ages
A bad diet, lacking in the right nutrients can account for a number of conditions that, all too often, we accept as part of our normal lives.
Your health is important! With a little more understanding and careful guidance, you can take simple steps to make changes which can have a profound effect of your health and wellbeing.
Let me help you achieve this!
Training, qualifications & experience
My interest in food, its therapeutic uses and the impact it can exert on our lifestyle, prompted me to study Nutritional Therapy and I have been passionate ever since!
I continued studying until I achieved an MSc with Merit in Personalised Nutrition which has added enormous value to my research and clinical capability. The course focuses on personalised healthcare using the “Functional Medicine” approach, which primarily addresses disease prevention and underlying causes of chronic illness, using both mainstream and complimentary approaches. It has allowed me to consider a more systems based approach to health, providing a deeper insight into how any potential imbalances in one area may be influencing or linked with another.
My clinical experience since qualifying has highlighted that we all have unique nutritional requirements and a ‘one-size fits all’ is not appropriate across different groups; gender, age, stage of life are all significant factors.
By improving knowledge and understanding of how food affects your wellbeing and by providing practical, achievable plans for private and corporate clients, your overall health and quality of life can be significantly enhanced.
As a qualified and fully insured practitioner, I have met the strict criteria required for the British Association of Nutritional Therapy and Applied Nutrition (BANT) and am a registered practitioner with the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC); a government accredited voluntary register. I am bound by a strict code of ethics in clinical practice. I am a registered member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).
To keep up to date with breaking developments and further my knowledge, I regularly attend seminars/workshops/conferences, either through my role as Chair on the Continual Professional Development Committee at BANT or on a personal level.
My role as Chair of the Continual Professional Development Committee of BANT also ensures that I work closely with key members of the profession.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Balanced diet
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Digestive problems *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- Infants and pre-school children
- Life stages
- Migraine *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Premenstrual syndrome *
- Schoolchildren and teenagers
- Skin health and conditions *
- Thyroid problems
- 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.
During an Initial Nutritional Therapy Consultation, I will:
- Discuss your goals and current health status
- Link your current diet choices and lifestyle to any symptoms
- Provide a sound understanding of your nutritional requirements
- Discuss a specific protocol to help you achieve your health goals, which will include diet/lifestyle recommendations, meal/recipe suggestions and if necessary, supplement advice and nutritional laboratory tests to gain further insight into your health status.
This appointment takes approximately 1hr 15mins. Prior to your first consultation, you will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and a 5-day food diary. This will ensure that the consultation time is used effectively to discuss your goals and individual recommendations.
The consultations are conducted a fully confidential basis.
- Initial Consultation fee £125
[Please note supplements and nutritional tests will be charged separately]
Follow-up Consultations after 3-4 weeks, take approximately 45-60 mins and are intended to monitor progress and make adjustments if necessary. Further advice and recommendations will be offered to help achieve your health goals.
- Follow-up & Subsequent Consultations £75
What My Clients say:
“One of the best things I have ever done was to go and see May……..Thank you, May for helping me to get back to “normal” and anyone hesitating before taking the plunge to see her…..please don’t !! The investment in your health is so worthwhile.”
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“My experience working with May Simpkin has been very rewarding and has resulted in significant progress against my objectives of weight loss and increased energy.
May’s approach to nutrition is pragmatic and positive. It’s not about crash dieting or regimens that would require an inordinate amount of time, energy, and money to implement. Instead, her approach centres on teaching the fundamentals of nutrition, understanding my needs, and proposing a range of alternative, superior alternatives…..
Throughout our cooperation, May has maintained a positive and encouraging manner. After each meeting with her, I leave feeling energized and determined to keep improving further.
I am grateful to May for her support and would recommend others to work with her to help achieve their health and nutrition objectives.”
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HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMMES
These programmes include an Initial Consultation plus follow ups and help you to achieve your goals in a realistic time frame, ensuring it becomes a way of life and therefore more easy to sustain. The fees includes test result interpretation, with a full report, if any tests are carried out as well as telephone/email support in between appointments.
As well as saving you money, these programmes ensure better success as we work together, with full commitment to a healthier and more rewarding lifestyle.
6 Week KICK-START Programme
Initial Consultation plus 2 Follow-up Appointments
You’ve got into bad habits and have decided to address your health and wellbeing to feel more energised, look healthy and prevent any medical conditions. This programme will get you back on track with personalised diet and lifestyle recommendations and will give you the tools to continue a more healthy and rewarding lifestyle. Follow up appointments are scheduled 3 weeks apart to maintain focus and allow time to introduce changes.
- Cost: £250 (Saving £25)
10 Week OPTIMAL HEALTH Programme
Initial Consultation plus 4 Follow-up Appointments
You have a medical diagnosis such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, IBS or hormonal conditions and want to ensure you achieve success by addressing your diet and lifestyle alongside medical advice and restore your health. My systems-based approach to health, using Functional Medicine, will look at the underlying causes of your symptoms and provide you with a deeper insight into how any potential imbalances in one area may be influencing or linked with another.
This programme includes a Full Body Composition Analysis as well as a Biological Age Test, which will provide initial markers to gauge results during the programme. The first 2 follow up appointments are scheduled 2 weeks apart and then 3 weeks, to ensure you are well supported at the outset and motivated to maintain focus once you have initiated changes.
- Cost £375 (Saving £50)
16 Week COMPREHENSIVE RESTORATIVE Programme
Initial Consultation plus 6 Follow-up Appointments
You have been struggling to address your health goals eg: weight loss, digestive imbalances like IBS or skin health. You are tired all the time, lack energy and stuck in an unhealthy rut. This intensive programme will ensure that you break this cycle and form new positive habits that fit in with your both your work and family life and will include recipes and fridge/larder shopping guidance. My systems-based approach to health, using Functional Medicine, will look at the underlying causes of your symptoms and provide you with a deeper insight into how any potential imbalances in one area may be influencing or linked with another.
This programme includes a Full Body Composition Analysis as well as a Biological Age test, which will provide initial markers to gauge results during the programme. The first 2 follow up appointments are scheduled 2 weeks apart and then 3 weeks to ensure you are well supported at the outset and motivated to maintain focus once you have initiated changes. This tailored focus on your health and wellbeing includes unlimited email and telephone support with diarised 15-minute check-in calls, to ensure that you are motivated and inspired throughout the programme and beyond.
- Cost: £500 (Saving £75)
Call me now on 07958 137225 for a free 15-minute “no obligation” telephone consultation to discuss your personal health goals, lifestyle demands and medical conditions, so that I can assess how I may be able to help and support you to regain and maintain your health.
Although it is preferable to have a face-to-face initial consultation, I can arrange a Skype consultation if you are unable to attend one of my clinic locations.
I am registered with Cigna HealthCare as a Healthcare provider (Ref: 204376). Increasingly health care insurance companies are recognising the benefits of seeing a nutritionist as part of your treatment plan and others may also authorise reimbursement of any fees paid.
Optimum Living Health Retreats
I regularly run 3-night/4-day Optimum Living Health Retreats at the beautiful Chateau de la Vigne in the Loire Valley, France. This programme is designed to kick start your health & wellness, leaving you rejuvenated and re-energised with a personalised plan of action. Our approach is Realistic, Practical and Achievable and will help you address specific health issues which may be preventing you from reaching optimum health and peak performance. It is an ideal activity to include in a corporate wellness programme.
Now Booking 2016 retreats, please enquire or visit www.optimumlivingretreats.com
As an added benefit of working with me, you can continue to increase your knowledge and understanding through my Continued Support Programme. Through my regular newsletter and website, I will keep you up-to-date with the latest diet and nutrition advice as well as access to recipes and other useful information.
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Please enquire to arrange a convenient time. Evening and weekend appointments available.