Sarah Danaher BSc MSc Registered Dietitian
Active Health Solutions
Sport & Health Services
St Mary's University
I am an experienced Registered Dietitian specialising in gastrointestinal conditions (IBS, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease), food allergies and food intolerances. I also specialise in sports performance nutrition with many high profile clients including GB gymnasts, GB triathletes and WTA tennis players.
I have 15 years of experience in the NHS at well respected London teaching hospitals (St George's Hospital, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital). For the last 3 years have run a private practice in Kingston Upon Thames and I am the Lead Sports Nutritionist at St Mary's University Sport and Health Services. I have recently relocated to Northern Ireland with my family, where I now hold clinics, however, I am delighted to be able to continue to advise my Kingston/St Mary's clients via Skype, email and phone.
I treat each client as an individual with a unique history and nutrition needs. You can be confident that you are receiving an excellent service from a very experienced nutrition professional. Dietitians are legally bound by a professional code of conduct, and are qualified to assess, diagnose and treat nutrition related medical problems.
IBS and gastrointestinal conditions: IBS, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Coeliac Disease and other complex health issues associated with bowel symptoms. Trained and experienced in the scientifically evidence based Low FODMAP Diet
Women's Health: PCOS, bloating, weight loss, PMS, fatigue, unexplained infertility etc.
Chronic Fatigue and other unexplained symptoms when medical tests are all normal, this can be frustrating. I specialise in identifying possible food intolerances or deficiencies which may be causing your symptoms
Sports I work with professional/elite sports people and fitness clients advising on diet for optimal body composition and performance.
I do not promote/sell supplements or expensive tests.
What my clients say:
Mr RD, IBS (March, 2016): Hi Sarah. Hope you’re well; I came to see you a year ago to help with IBS issues which have improved dramatically. I very rarely suffer any of the symptoms I used to – brain fog, stomach cramps etc and find I’ve been able to reintroduce a lot of foods that did give me problems previously, so thanks again!
Miss J, IBS (February, 2016): This week is my 4th week on the FODMAP diet and so far so good. I’m actually really enjoying it and have discovered some lovely new recipes. It’s made a very noticeable difference in terms of bloating, cramping and wind which is fantastic. My skin has also improved too.
Mrs H, ulcerative colitis. (November, 2105): Your advice has given me some hope that I can manage my health much better and, who knows, hopefully avoid an operation. I think my gut is already beginning to improve, less gurgling, bloating and twinges, so I’m very pleased so far. (January 2016): I am so happy that you have helped me to help myself, I just wish that I had done something like this before, still better late as they say.
Miss R, France, diarrhoea predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome (December, 2015) Hope you’re well I just thought I would drop you an email to let you know how I am doing. I have been on fodmap for a week now. After three days I could see a big difference to the way my tum felt and my digestive symptoms I feel great!
Mrs B.G. (April, 2014) Ulcerative Colitis "I’m so much better! I would say I’m 98% OK, with only minor signs on odd days, which are generally after a not so good eating day. I have loads more energy and definitely not as tired…my husband says I’m not so grumpy! So thank you very much!
Mr A.J. (February 2014) Chronic Fatigue, rhinitis, bloating - low gluten and salicylate diet“Thank you so much for helping me identify the gluten issue, you’re right that it’s very positive, it’s made a huge difference to my energy levels – a big lifestyle change! I didn’t realise how tired I was getting until I reintroduced it, amazing how quickly we adapt to feeling a certain way!”
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Physiology (1999) - University of Bristol
MSc - Nutrition & Dietetics (2001) - University of Ulster
Accredited Sports Dietitian (2003)
Low FODMAP Diet trained (2014) - King's College London
Visiting Lecturer - St Mary's University, London. BSc and MSc Nutrition/Sports Nutrition degrees
Lead Sports Nutritionist - St Mary's Clinic, Twickenham
15 years experience with adults and children in major London teaching hospitals (St George's, Chelsea & Westminster, St Thomas'), as well as with private and sports clients
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Menopause *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Pregnancy and preconception
- Premenstrual syndrome *
- Sports nutrition
- 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.
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Initial 1 hour consultation: £70
This includes: assessment of pre appointment questionnaire and detailed analysis of food diary; 1 hour consultation; individualised Nutrition Plan/written information; recipes; any other useful information e.g. apps, websites, recommended books
Follow up appointments: £40
No unexpected extra costs. If I recommend a supplement I will suggest a number of choices, as I do not sell or promote any particular brand or product.
Health insurance: Recognised Dietetic Practitioner by BUPA, AXA PPP Healthcare, PruHealth and Simplyhealth. Please ensure that you check your eligibility with your provider for fee payment prior to treatment.
Type of session
|Online nutrition support:||Yes|
|Telephone nutrition support:||Yes|
|Face to face nutrition:||Yes|