Sara Kirkham BSc.(Hons) Nutritional Medicine, MBANT, CNHC
Trenant Industrial Estate
Newquay Chiropractic Clinic
16 Chester Road
I am a qualified, registered nutritionist with over 20 years experience in helping people to change their diet and improve their health and lifestyle. I work with a wide range of health conditions and have particular interest in weight management, food intolerance, and aiding blood glucose and cholesterol regulation. I have a background in health and fitness, so I also offer sports nutrition consultations and help with lean weight gain.
With a first class honours degree in Nutritional Medicine, my dietary advice is based upon evidence-based research. You can rest assured that there are no false claims or fad diets, and only safe, therapeutic healthy eating and supplement advice, hence my company strapline 'feeding you the right information'.
I am a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and also a registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). You are assured of professional, caring and confidential practice at all times.
Where I practice nutritional therapy
I work from three practices in Cornwall: in Wadebridge, in Newquay and also from the Cornwall Therapy Partnership in Bodmin. Free parking is available at all locations. I also offer telephone and online consultations.
Other things I do
In between nutritional therapy appointments I lecture in nutrition, anatomy and physiology, and pathology at Camborne college, and am developing a new nutrition module for Cornwall College. I also write books, mostly on nutrition and diet, and have 10 published books to date.
In addition to writing nutrition, anatomy and physiology units for colleges and universities, I work as a nutrition consultant, providing nutrition information for various websites, collaborating on creating healthier menus, and doing nutrition talks for companies and groups.
I aim to practice what I preach, and enjoy following a healthy diet myself, which helps to create some of the support tools I provide clients with when making diet or lifestyle changes. All clients are provided with a therapeutic eating plan, but also the psychological support and lifestyle tips to enable changes to take place. You aren't just given a diet plan and expected to get on with it!
How can nutritional therapy benefit you?
Nutritional therapy involves adapting your diet to provide the best possible nutrition for you as an individual, taking into account your goals and current health conditions. It is the practice of using foods and nutrients to enable your body to create optimal health. Nutritional therapy can be helpful for a wide range of health conditions.
I also provide detoxification, rotation and exclusion diets, sports nutrition, calorie balancing and advice regarding supplements.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a First Class Honours Degree in Nutritional Medicine and also studied naturopathic nutrition with the British College of Nutritional Medicine for 4 years.
With 17 years working in the health and fitness industry prior to nutritional therapy, I have a wealth of experience in helping people to lose weight and in the psychological lifestyle support required to enable people to make changes. I have written, developed and run successful weight loss programmes for a number of companies, and regularly run weight loss, healthy eating and detox courses in Cornwall. These courses are also available online. In addition to my background in weight loss, healthy eating and sports nutrition, I have 9 years experience as a nutritional therapist.
BSc.(Hons) Nutritional Medicine (Thames Valley University)
Diploma in Dietary Therapeutics (British College of Nutritional Medicine)
Diploma in Nutrition (British College of Nutritional Medicine)
TQFE (Post graduate Teaching Qualification in Further Education)
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Anaemia *
- Balanced diet
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Coeliac disease
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Eczema *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Infants and pre-school children
- Iron deficiency anaemia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Life stages
- 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.
Nutritional therapy appointments
I offer appointments throughout the week across north Cornwall and online. Appointments may be in the evenings or at the weekend. I see some clients each week, and some once monthly. This depends upon your requirements and preferences.
Nutritional therapy consultation First appointment (60-90 minutes) £55 - £75
This includes taking a detailed diet and health history. You will receive a specific 7-day eating plan based upon your health and lifestyle goals and food preferences, and supplement advice if appropriate.
Follow up nutritional therapy consultations (45 – 60 minutes) £35 - £40
If required, follow up appointments are arranged to suit each individual client.
Prescribed diets for a range of conditions £45 per hour
Specific eating plans for a range of health conditions are offered, including exclusion diets for food sensitivities/food intolerance/food allergies.
Weight loss consultations £35 per hour / £25 for half hour
Optional weigh in and measurements, healthy calorie-controlled 7-day eating plan provided in conjunction with realistic, achievable weight loss goals.
Sports nutrition consultations £35 per hour / £25 for half hour
Sports nutrition eating plans are available to help you maximize performance and achieve your sporting goals. I regularly help runners and those wanting to build lean muscle tissue. With a background in fitness and several books published in the fitness/exercise genre, I have an excellent understanding of the energy systems and fuels used during sport and exercise, and can adjust your diet for maximum results.
Additional support via email or telephone is available between appointments at no extra charge.
I have the benefit of having both naturopathic and evidence-based training in diet and nutrition. My diploma in dietary therapeutics enables me to consider the whole body on a naturopathic level, but my degree ensures that I provide only credible, reliable information, and that effective evidence-based diets are prescribed.
I am a qualified lecturer teaching nutrition and physiology up to Degree level; this enables me to have an excellent understanding of how the human body works, with a better understanding of health conditions and the likely effects of dietary adjustment. I am also a published author, and in addition to developing several education modules on nutrition, human chemistry and physiology for a number of colleges and universities, I am the author of several books:
- Eating for Health
- Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Get Healthy
- Weight Loss - The Essential Guide
- Food for Health - The Essential Guide
- 10 Rules for Guaranteed Weight Loss
- Cholesterol - The Essential Guide
- Get into Running
- 10 Minute Yoga
All books are available at www.amazon.co.uk or in good book shops.
Type of session
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Appointments are available at Wadebridge most days, including Saturday mornings, and at the Newquay clinic on Tuesday afternoons and Fridays. Other appointment times can easily be arranged.