Anita Beardsley DipNT - Women's Health Nutritionist
I am a registered Nutritional Therapist working as part of a team of integrated women's health specialists at the Family Practice in Bristol and online via Zoom.
My mission is to inspire, motivate and support you on your path towards optimum health and a happy, vibrant life. I enjoy working with a varied mix of people, ages and conditions and I have a particular interest in gut health, female hormones and all aspects of women's health. I provide personalised and evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle advice using gentle and natural interventions to nourish and support body and mind, all tailored to your unique needs.
As a woman, I have a vested interest in women’s health. As a qualified Nutritional Therapist, I am trained to understand how nutrients and other components in food can impact all aspects of human health and disease. I then apply this knowledge to the individual women I work with.
This involves skilled case taking to unpick triggers and drivers, detailed health history and medication reviews, observation, functional testing (where appropriate) and therapeutic interventions in the form of realistic and achievable nutrition and lifestyle plans. Personalised and bespoke for each woman’s unique needs. I offer inspiration, coaching and resources to help each woman on her way.
The food we eat has a profound impact on our health as women. The nutrients we consume are information used to make hormones, create energy, support immunity, brain health, detoxification, optimise gut function and ultimately maintain balance. Nutritional Therapy works brilliantly and can support an array of female dysfunctions and health issues.
I am privileged to work at the Family Practice alongside specialised women’s health osteopaths, pelvic health physios and massage therapists. The integrated approach we can offer women is powerful and the results remarkable.
If you are struggling with any female health concerns I am here, working online so do reach out.
Getting Started with Nutritional Therapy
Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and can help support individuals looking to enhance their wellbeing. It is not a quick fix and is not a passive process, and it involves working together and commitment. Depending on your health goal, this process of change may take a few months, and what you will gain is the tools to manage your health for the long-term.
I am trained to always ask 'why', closely examining the interplay between genes, diet and lifestyle factors to try to understand the root cause of illness and to then help the body find balance.
I can offer you a FREE 15 minute discovery call to start the ball rolling. If you would like to work with me to improve your general health or would like support with a specific health condition please do get in touch via email telephone. When you are ready to make a change, I very much look forward to hearing from you.
With love x
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained and qualified with the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in Bristol. This involved 3 incredibly busy years studying anatomy, biomedicine, pathology, pharmacology, functional medicine, physiology, biochemistry, nutritional science and clinical skills. The course also included 2 years of supervised clinical practice.
My background is in environmental project management and I am a mother of two, so I fully understand the challenges of balancing a stressful work-life with a busy home and family life. I believe in eating wholesome, nourishing foods and practicing regular self-care to support good health and wellbeing.
Professional Body Membership
BANT is a registering body for nutrition professionals. Its aim is to assist members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect client’s interests and the reputation of nutritional therapy as a profession.
The CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners, which was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of therapists. CNHC’s register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
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.
Information about health conditions (*)
Nutritional therapy can help enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.
Working with me is a relationship and for that reason I offer a FREE 15 minute phone call for you to ask questions and to see how Nutritional Therapy may be able to help you.
- Initial Consultation (90 minutes) £120
- Follow Up (30-45 minutes) £60
- 6 Week Package £175
- 12 Week Vitality Package £295
- Ultimate Wellness Coaching Package £695
*Concessions available on request
Initial Consultation - all new clients begin with a detailed case review which includes:
- Thorough medical and health review
- Analysis of existing diet, medications + nutritional supplements
- Assessment of any current + relevant blood results
- Preliminary nutritional advice to follow based on case review
- Identification of appropriate functional tests
- Research & preparation of a personalised wellness plan
Following the consultation, I will reflect, research and create a personalised wellness plan designed to support you and your specific goals. This written report will detail your bespoke food plan, menu suggestions, lifestyle advice and any recommended supplements. All targeted to your individual needs and designed to give you a clearer understanding of how specific nutrients relate to you and your health.
Follow Up Consultation
After 6 weeks a follow up appointment is recommended to check progress and adapt your wellness plan where needed, these consultations typically last 45 mins and include:
- Review of progress + wellness plan effectiveness
- Explanation of any laboratory results + written report
- Research + preparation of revised wellness plan
Nutritional Therapists have access to a broad range of laboratories and their diagnostic tests (including DNA/genetic profiling), covering the core functional systems of the body. Tests are only recommended when it is considered essential for the provision of effective and safe therapeutic interventions and always in negotiation with each client. Tests are considered on a case by case basis. I only use the most reputable laboratories with a proven track record that I trust.