Andrea Bayles DipNut, DipHerb, DipNat, MBANT, MURHP, MCNHC
Andrea Bayles is a fully qualified Registered Nutritional Therapist and Metabolic Balance® Coach.
We provide professional, expert, nutritional advice for clients to restore their health through food and diet. As a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist using functional tests for stool analysis, hormonal problems and nutritional profiles helps to provide targeted nutritional strategies for many health conditions. In addition, DNA Health testing is also available providing individual and bespoke nutritional and dietary advice based on your genetic footprint.
It is our mission to help people to change their attitude towards nutrition, health and wellbeing. We want to empower and educate people about nutrition and how this can be used for achieving optimal health. In our view, nutrition is the key to a healthy and balanced life and this does not need to be difficult nor should it be feared.
What is involved?
- A detailed health and diet questionnaire - to provide an analysis of your past medical history, diet, current nutritional intake and lifestyle in order to obtain a full picture of your current health status.
- Non-invasive diagnostic techniques - such as tongue analysis, acid/alkali testing, skin and nail assessment may be used
- Strategy for health - linking the symptoms to nutritional imbalances and providing support to change diet and lifestyle.
- Action Plan - personal recommendations and advice for addressing the nutritional imbalances and dietary and lifestyle changes.
- Supplement programme - recommendations for appropriate supplements or herbs may be made
- Recommendations for laboratory testing may be indicated but will be discussed in full at the consultation and will incur additional costs.
How can Nutrition help?
The key focus of Nutritional Therapy is to achieve wellbeing and good health by balancing and sustaining the function, structure and energy processes of the body. This approach recognises that diet and lifestyle are among the factors that most profoundly influence the body.
Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations are support to achieve optimum energy levels, healthy blood sugar balance, optimum gastrointestinal health and tolerance to a broad range of food groups.
Are supplements always necessary?
Supplements and herbal medicines are by no means a substitute for healthy eating. However, sometimes, even with a good healthy, organic diet, it can be difficult for the body to obtain all the nutrients from food. Supplements and herbs are prescribed using therapeutic doses in order to re-balance the body nutritionally and will be reviewed regularly at your follow-up appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
College of Naturopathic Medicine, London 2002 -2007
Diploma in Naturopathy Diploma in Herbal Medicine Diploma in Nutritional Therapy
Practitioner since 2005
Andrea (Bayles) is a qualified Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist and a recent graduate of the Institute of Functional Medicine. She has a wealth of experience in many areas of health and wellbeing management.
She qualified as a Naturopathic Herbalist in 2005 and continued her studies to achieve a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy in 2007 at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London.
Whilst carrying out her training, Andrea embarked upon her own ’life journey’ and began to realise the importance of healthy eating, healthy lifestyle and the impact of emotional health on wellbeing.
She is well educated in ‘life’ experiences of one sort or another.
A personal family experience inspired Andrea to follow a career in helping others achieve optimal health and wellbeing and she enjoys the rewards she achieves from enabling clients to rediscover the feeling of being ‘well’ again and maintaining that health throughout life.
She has studied integrated techniques for combining nutritional advice with coaching clients to help them identify their goals and create lifestyle changes that are realistic, practical and above all achievable.
Her approach is one which looks to inspire and educate, to help people realise the importance of healthy eating and the impact and benefits of food and diet. Andrea looks at the root causes of illness and her programmes are designed to support the underlying imbalances within the body to restore these systems back to health and homeostasis.(~ to maintain equilibrium in the body’s cells, tissues and organs)
Andrea takes a practical and realistic approach to achieving client goals and works individually with each client and ensures that individual needs, family circumstances and lifestyle challenges are taken into account in order to achieve health goals and keep you on track. She provides motivational support, emotional support and can refer you to appropriate professionals for additional support should you require it and if it is in line with your goals.
Andrea completed The Institute of Functional Medicine intensive 5 day training course called ‘Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™ in 2012 and is certified to use their logo and follow their procedures.
She is also a fully qualified and certified Metabolic Balance ® practitioner and coach. This is an award-winning all natural weight management programme which analyses individuals’ metabolism and provides a personalized nutritional programme to follow to achieve your desired weight loss and maintain it.
Andrea is a member of BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy, www.BANT.org.uk) which ensures that she is trained, certified, licensed and insured to use nutritional therapy and natural remedies as a therapeutic tool. She is also registered with the CNHC (The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) having satisfied the council with their strict healthcare disciplines. Andrea adheres to the strict BANT Code of Ethics and Practice.
British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy is the professional body for Nutritional Therapists.
There are different BANT membership classes, including Full Member, Fellow Member and Student Member.
All BANT practitioners must have met the required standards of training, be fully insured and adhere to the BANT Code of Ethics and Practice.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including massage, aromatherapy and nutrition.
In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.
A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have this medical condition, 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.
Please call for more information on fee structure and programmes.
Initial Consultations Packages are £145 and I provide a free 15 minute discovery call.
Free parking is available on the High Street in Henley in Arden
A thorough assessment of your current clinical picture is taken, and further laboratory testing may be necessary to ascertain underlying causes of symptoms.
A nutrition and supplement programme is prescribed according to test results and closely monitored by your Nutritionist on a regular basis.