Miguel Toribio-Mateas MSc BSc (Hons) NMed PgDip mBANT CNHC
Feel like your health is somewhat out of sorts? Let Miguel bring you back to balance with personalised dietary and lifestyle advice that really works for you.
Miguel Toribio-Mateas is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, Lecturer/Researcher and Author with a Functional Medicine approach. Clinics in Belsize Park / Primrose Hill, The City of London and Sawbridgeworth, Herts.
The foods you eat have a profound effect upon your health, mood and energy levels. But you are unique. This means that your particular health concerns, your lifestyle, your environment and your emotions all contribute to your uniqueness. And so does your diet. Like a piece in a jigsaw, the ideal nutritional programme needs to fit you like a glove. That’s why the same latest fad diet will make some people thrive and others feel miserable. I passionately believe in personalised nutritional advice that works for you. If you feel like your health is somewhat out of sorts, let me help bring you back to balance for life with some simple dietary and lifestyle changes that really work for you.
My truly holistic approach combines nutritional and lifestyle advice to support your health through life ups and downs. These are just some of my areas of interest as a complementary healthcare practitioner, although I prefer to see those as just another element of who you are. This allows me to target the root causes of any imbalances, rather than just focus on symptoms. will support you as an individual, providing a tailor-made nutritional therapy programme that is designed to make you bloom into health. Call for an informal chat now and let’s discuss how I may be able able to help, or book now to come to see me at my Harley Street or Belsize Park clinics today. I am also consulting in my private practice room in Sawbridegworth*, Herts, and I am happy to combine locations for initial consultations and follow-ups.
I am particularly interested in the use of Nutritional Therapy to help you:
- Achieve healthy and sustainable weight loss
- Optimise and support your energy levels
- Support your ability to adapt to lifestyle pressures
- Increase vitality and boost brain function
- Promote skin and hair health, cultivating "beauty from within"
I am currently studying towards a Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine with the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
I hope my educator role will facilitate your understanding of the processes underlying your condition so you are best enabled to take control and make the necessary adjustments to improve your health.
You can read more about me here: Miguel Toribio-Mateas
Metabolic Balance® Consultations now available in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.
Have any questions? Please call 020 7458 4518 now for a free 15-minute chat to see how we can work together.
*The Sawbridgeworth clinic is convenient for those looking for nutrition advice and living in the following areas: Sawbridgeworth, Bishop's Stortford, The Hadhams, Great Dunmow, Hatfield Heath, Stansted, Hertford, Harlow, East Hertfordshire. Visitor parking available.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc BSc (Hons) NMed PgDip MBANT NTCC CNHC Registered
Spanish-born Miguel has had a life-long love of cooking and good food. Living in London from the mid-nineties he soaked up different cultural traditions, always favouring a Mediterranean diet “with an oriental twist”. He first became interested in the world of nutrition whilst learning about the therapeutic use of foods in the Ayurvedic tradition during his Yoga teacher training with the British Wheel of Yoga. His inquisitive mind led him to study Nutritional Medicine, completing a BSc Honours (First Class) at University of West London. His Honours dissertation was on the protective effect of different foods from endothelial dysfunction and their application in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. He has more recently studied Functional Diagnostic Medicine with Drs Grisanti and Weatherby of The Functional Medicine University, and has continued to explore an integrative model of healthcare via his studies with the Institute for Functional Medicine, having completed the “Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice” programme and the Advanced Practice Module in Gastrointestinal Equilibrium. Miguel’s approach focuses on the relationships between our physical body and our psyche/emotions. He studied NLP with Taoist Master Kris Deva North, a year of Clinical PNI (psychoneuroimmunology) with the Natura Foundation, and is a licensed HearthMath® Provider. He uses HeartMath as a platform for resilience-building, performance enhancement and regeneration / rejuvenation. Combined with Nutrition, HeartMath helps obtain optimum results. Miguel was accepted to study for a Fellowship in Anti-Ageing, Regenerative and Functional Medicine (FAARM) by the The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, leading to an (ABAARM) Certification by The American Board of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine, which he is currently completing, graduating December 2013. For more information on his Anti-Ageing Nutrition, Lifestyle and Education Programmes please visit ReThinkAgeing.com, where you can find out about his unique approach combining the latest evidence-informed science on nutrition with easy-to-use mindfulness tools so you can enjoy a happy and healthy long life. A keen student, Miguel is hoping to start a PhD early 2014.
Miguel runs two busy London Nutritional Therapy Clinics at Terapia Consultancy (Chancery Lane / Farringdon / City of London) and Belsize Health (Belsize Park) and an evening and weekend clinic in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. His specialist areas include anti-ageing and regenerative functional nutrition, hormonal/endocrine health, as well as the nutritional support of optimal gastrointestinal and skin health. He also runs a specialist weight loss clinic where he devises individualised programmes to suit the individual’s needs. He works with Master Clinical Hypnotherapist Monica Black, as well as with several London-based GPs and Consultants, including top Harley Street Consultant Neurologist Dr Oliver Cockerell.
Miguel is the Clinical Director at The Optimum Health Clinic in London, the number one clinic in Europe for the integral management of M.E., Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. The award-wining approach at The Optimum Health Clinic integrates Psychology with Nutrition. Every patient is managed jointly by an expert Psychology and Nutrition practitioner. The clinic’s approach was summarised in a preliminary prospective study that was published in the British Medical Journal in November 2012. The Optimum Health Clinic is following up this study with a Randomised Controlled Trial to be run at an NHS hospital late 2013.
From 2010 Miguel has been involved with the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in different academic, research and lecturing roles. His research interests included the neuro-endocrine/neurologic aspects of stress-related diseases, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Adrenal Exhaustion. He now lectures to all 3 Years on a regular basis, covering liver detoxification, cardivascular disease, and oxidative cellular damage as a result of environmental exposure and epigenetics. Miguel also has a Clinical Supervision and Lecturer role at the School of Psychology, Social Work and Human Sciences of The University of West London. Alongside his academic and clinical commitments, Miguel provides research support to academics and clinicians across Europe through his ongoing collaboration with scientific publisher Springer and offers consultancy services to a selected handful of ethical, functional nutrition companies.
Miguel is Chairman of BANT, the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy. As Chair of BANT Council his mission is to help every BANT member attain the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professionalism, allowing Nutritional Therapy to become a viable primary healthcare option.
Miguel holds a Certificate of Competence by the Nutritional Therapy Council, is a full member of BANT and is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, the only register for Nutritional Therapy recognised by the Department of Health. He’s also registered on the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners for GP referrals and is a Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine. As a fully insured integrated healthcare professional, Miguel will be only too happy to work collaboratively with you, your GP and your existing healthcare team, as necessary. He is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian and is happy to conduct consultations in any of these languages.
Miguel provides expert nutritional advice to a number of UK newspapers and magazines, and is routinely quoted in UK and International newspapers like The Times, The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, The Express, The Indian Express, as well as popular blog sites such as SoFeminine.co.uk and Female First. He’s also been featured in Top Santé magazine on “healthy eating for families on a budget”, as well as in Men’s Health with his ”stress-busting nutrition tips”.
He has also been interviewed on the Spanish BBC World channel BBC Mundo giving his top tips on healthy nutrition to Spanish-speaking BBC viewers, and is featured in 2 episodes of the the SkyLiving TV series Bigger Than…, commenting on the diets of celebrities Britney Spears and Katie Perry.
*Functional Diagnostic Medicine and Functional Medicine are terms used by The Functional Medicine University and The Institute for Functional Medicine, and the term Anti-Ageing and Regenerative Medicine is used in regards to the Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine clinical education that the Miguel Toribio-Mateas is engaged in. Nutritional Therapy does not diagnose or treat medical conditions. Please consult your GP if you have any symptoms which could relate to any condition before making an appointment with us and make sure to let us know so we can liaise with your GP and/or consultant/s.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Addiction *
- 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 *
- Controlling Cravings
- Crohn's Disease *
- Diabetes *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive Problems *
- Eating Disorders *
- Eczema *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food Allergy and Food Intolerance
- Healthy Eating
- Healthy Hair
- Healthy Teeth
- Heart Disease *
- High Blood Pressure *
- High Cholesterol *
- Infants and Pre-school Children
- Iron Deficiency Anaemia *
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome *
- Life Stages
- Megaloblastic Anaemia *
- Menopause *
- Mental Health *
- Migraine *
Full Initial Consultation Sawbridgeworth: £120
Follow Ups: £100
Telephone / Skype consultations: from £100 based on requirements.
Metabolic Balance® from £725 for a 3-month package including programme and consultations.
My fees reflect the time spent researching your health concerns prior to your visit to the clinic, an unrushed, friendly face-to-face consultation, together with limited support via email or telephone during the course of your programme. Some complex cases may require extra support, and I am happy to be in touch on a more regular basis. Any additional charges commensurate with the particulars of your specific case will be discussed at the initial consultation.
The costs for biochemical tests – should you need any – will be agreed with you during the initial appointment. Your practitioner’s fees includes the interpretation of the test and the recommendation of specific dietary and supplementary modifications necessary to correct any imbalances found, although an additional consultation will be necessary to discuss your results and the therapeutic protocol in adequate detail. These consultations can take place over the phone or Skype.
I pride myself in being fully supportive and non-judgmental, and we strive to provide a personal touch to our way of delivering a top quality complementary healthcare experience.
Home and VIP visits arranged by request. Please call us for details.
Have any questions? Please call 020 7458 4518 now for a free 15-minute chat to see how we can work together.
The naturopatica practice approach puts you at the centre of the picture and works around your needs. It values the importance of the mind/body/spirit connection, so the focus is placed on the whole of your person, i.e. what’s going on inside you as well as in your immediate environment. According to your specific needs, your practitioner will use diverse approaches to ensure you get the best possible experience from the process, from the first email or phone call to your very last consultation.
Nutritional Therapy is a recognised complementary therapy which can be used on its own, or alongside any other therapies. That is why we are equally happy working with your GP or specialist consultant in the ongoing management of your condition as we would be working with or referring you to any other qualified complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioner.
All decisions made are participative and informed by evidence obtained from only the most current research on therapeutics and diagnostic methods. This ensures minimal – if any – adverse drug effects and interactions with existing medication and gives you peace of mind.
naturopatica is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy, BANT and adheres to the professional association’s strict code of conduct. Our aim is to attain the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professionalism in the practice of Nutritional Therapy.
naturopatica does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation.
Miguel now offers Metabolic Balance® Consultations in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.
What is Metabolic Balance?®
Metabolic Balance ®is an individualised health optimising programme that works by balancing hormonal production. Each programme is different, and the recommendations are based on a thorough investigation based on a set of initial blood tests. The plan allows for a simple and hassle free adjustment to your daily diet without supplementing meals or eliminating food groups. You will be required to eat 3 regular meals per day. The beauty of it is that it is absolutely natural, i.e. just based on foods that you can buy in your local supermarket. There are no pills or powders to take, and its effects are incredibly profound and long-lasting.
Who can benefit from Metabolic Balance®?
Metabolic Balance® is suitable for anyone wanting to:
- Achieve healthy and sustainable weight loss
- Optimise and support their energy levels
- Support their ability to adapt to lifestyle pressure
- Increase vitality
- Promote skin and hair health
Metabolic Balance® is scientifically proven
What happens on a Metabolic Balance® programme?
Whatever your health goal is, Metabolic Balance® can help you achieve it in just 3 easy steps …
1. Contact me now to book your appointment.
During your first appointment, we’ll discuss with you whether metabolic balance® is suitable for you. If this is the case, we will also discuss your needs and targets and receive appropriate arrangements for blood samples to be taken. One of our practitioners then becomes your Metabolic Balance® Coach.
2. Your blood samples are taken at the Rivers Hospital, Sawbridgeworth, and are analysed at a private medical laboratory. The results are then sent to your Metabolic Balance® Coach.
Once all values have been received from your blood analysis, your individual nutrition plan will be created. The plan allows for a simple and hassle free adjustment to your daily diet without supplementing meals or eliminating food groups. You will be required to eat 3 regular meals per day.
3. You receive your individual nutrition plan from your metabolic balance® Coach and start improving your health!
Your Coach explains in detail the four phases involved to achieve success.During the programme your metabolic balance® Coach will support you as required adapting to your personal needs. Your success is also our success! Your coach is committed to supporting you for a minimum of 3 months through a number of face-to-face, telephone and/or Skype consultations.
Once the desired results have been achieved from the metabolic balance® programme or indeed before, the transformation and aquired energy and vibrancy that comes with it, becomes noticeable to many! It is through this recommendation that many satisified participants find us! We are committed to promote good health and well-being through healthy choices in natural foods and dispel the many myths and confusion of dietary information out there today!
The Metabolic Balance® programme includes 3-months of dedicated and continued support from your certified coach, whose job is to ensure that your programme works for you as an individual.
- The initial consultation to record data/measurements. (this needs to be a fasting sample- first thing in the morning having avoided food for 12 hours).
- A complete haematology/biochemistry profile including specialised hormonal markers to determine metabolism. Your practitioner can recommend additional tests to suit your particular case.
- Your individualised Metabolic Balance® Nutritional programme. The programme turnaround from the initial blood test is around 5 days.
- First face-to-face follow up consultation to hand over and discuss your programme, as well as how to make it work for you.
- Second face-to-face consultation to discuss your initial progress, one week into your programme.
- Up to 4 more consultations over a 3-month period, the last one being 12 weeks after the start of your Metabolic Balance® programme, depending on your chosen option (see below).
- Skype consultations work really well for those with a busy schedule.
Our Metabolic Balance® Options
Metabolic Balance® Programme Options Naturopatica offers 3 different options to suit your individual needs.
Classic: The classic Metabolic Balance® experience, with our personalised touch. Includes up to 4 face-to-face consultations, 2 Skype consultations and ad hoc telephone, Skype and email support. £775
Executive: Up to 6 face-to-face consultations, unlimited Skype, telephone and email support: £975
Prestige: A truly VIP Metabolic Balance® experience. Up to 6 face-to-face consultations, unlimited Skype, telephone and email support plus the choice of:
- An “educational personal shopping” trip with your coach to your London supermarket of choice.
- A guided “treat meal” experience. Enjoy a treat meal with your coach and get top tips as to the dos and don’ts!!
- A 2-hour Metabolic Balance cookery lesson at your place (or alternative location).
Prestige plus 1 option: £1,100 plus 2 options: £1,275 plus 3 options: £1,400
Need a different Metabolic Balance® experience? Let us know what your requirements are. We’re here to help!
Call us nowon 020 7458 4518 to book your appointment. Metabolic Balance® Consultations now available in our Sawbridgeworth Clinic.
Type of session
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