Hi, my name is Rika Kamper and I am a degree-qualified nutritional therapist.
If you want to get your health back on track or are looking for advice about an on-going complaint, I would love to help you. My particular interests are hormonal health, helping to support the gastro-intestinal tract, optimal brain health and the effects of stress on our well-being.
I love applying my scientific, nutritional knowledge to help my clients and I'm always amazed at how often small changes in diet and lifestyle can have a profound impact on health and help clients regain their joy for life.
I am South African, based here in the U.K. I grew up on a diet of fresh, mostly unprocessed food and experienced first-hand the effect a healthy diet can have on sport and mental performance, still relevant as I am a keen off-piste skier and cyclist.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified in 2011 with a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the Institute of Optimal Nutrition in London. I then obtained a First Class Honours degree in 2014 in Nutritional Therapy from Middlesex University via CNELM (Centre for Nutrition and Lifestyle Management).
I am currently enrolled in a certification programme with the highly regarded Institute for Functional Medicine in the U.S. Please have a look at www.functionalmedicine.org for more information on functional medicine's comprehensive approach to health and healing.
As part of my continuous professional development, I regularly attend a variety of lectures on human health, e.g. sports nutrition, environmental toxins, genetic effects on disease, etc. I have recently (April 2015) started a 2-year course in cPNI (clinical psycho-neuro-immunology) which examines the link between the brain, nervous system and the immune system.
I have seen clients at home since 2012 and at Woodfield Physiotherapy Centre in Bedfordshire since 2013.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Anorexia nervosa *
- Balanced diet
- Binge eating disorder *
- Bulimia nervosa *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Coeliac disease
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Eating disorders *
- Eczema *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Iron deficiency anaemia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Menopause *
- Migraine *
- Obesity *
- 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.
I currently charge £65 per consultation. An initial consultation typically lasts an hour and a half and subsequent consultations an hour.
Professional organisations: I am a member of the following:
BANT (British Association of Nutritional Therapists) membership number: KAM0112115
CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) membership number: 000050-H11
Institute of Functional Medicine www.functionalmedicine.org: - listed as Fredrika Kamper
Type of session
|Online nutrition support:||Yes|
|Telephone nutrition support:||Yes|
|Face to face nutrition:||Yes|
|Other languages:||I am fluent in Afrikaans and have good working level French|
I am available during day-time working hours weekdays and some Saturday mornings - please contact me for more information.