Caren Richards BSc, MBANT
If you are looking for advice on how to optimise your health by eating nutritious food I can help!
I am passionate about the benefits that a good diet can have and believe that everyone can gain health improvements from eating nutritious food. Having said that, choosing nutritional therapy does not mean that you have to cut out all of the foods that you enjoy. It is about making simple, practical changes that become a way of life and give your body the nutrients that it needs to thrive. I will work with you to develop a realistic programme that fits in with your lifestyle and will help you to reach your health goals.
I provide tailor made meal guides, recipe ideas, shopping lists and supplement advice together with email and telephone support.
Making small changes to what you eat in can have a big impact on your wellbeing. Whether you have a specific health concern or just want advice on how to improve your existing diet please give me a call.
Hormones control multiple body symptoms including energy levels, metabolism, mood, motivation, hunger, fat storage, blood sugar control and this is why that when they are out of balance it can have such a big impact on our lives. I can advice you on the best foods to eat to balance your hormones naturally and get you feeling more energised, motivated and happier!
Even the most nutrient dense foods are worthless if there is inadequate digestion as the absorption of nutrients will be compromised. Gut microbiota aid food digestion and absorption, and inhibit the development of pathogenic bacteria.
Research shows that alterations in these ratios may lead to a change in gastrointestinal function and health.
I work on a one to one basis with my clients to support their gastrointestinal health and function through the personalised use of foods, food constituents and biological agents (probiotics).
If you are looking to lose weight then the Penarth Nutrition 30 Day Weight Loss Challenge could be perfect for you.
The programme starts with a full consultation where I explain the nutritional science behind weight loss and we can discuss you specific problems and concerns. After determining your health aims, I provide a personalised eating plan, recipes, a shopping list and meal ideas.
You will receive a follow up phone call or email on day 10 and day 20 with a follow up consultation on day 30.
It can often take a few weeks for your palate to adjust to a new and healthier way of eating so giving yourself a target of 30 days can really help to set you on the right path towards a lifetime of eating nutritious food.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc in Nutritional Medicine from the University of West London and am a member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).
I am also registered with the Complementary and Health Care Council (CNHC).
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.
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.
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 give me a call or drop me an email with any questions, there is no pressure to book an appointment as you may wish to think about it and come back to me when you are ready.
Initial Consultation - Cost £120
The first consultation usually takes just over an hour and establishes exactly what you want to achieve from any dietary changes. A health history will be taken, together with details of your current lifestyle, food intake and of course your likes and dislikes! Based on this information I will suggest changes to your diet that will help you to achieve your health goals. I can also provide meal plans, shopping lists, recipes and, if necessary, supplement suggestions.
Follow-Up Consultation - Cost £60
Follow-up consultations may be required to assess your progress and the number of sessions required depends on the individual case. The follow up consultation enables me to monitor how you are getting on and as your health improves, I will revise your programme accordingly. If you are finding it difficult to implement any part of your programme, I can adjust the prescription to help you make changes more effectively.
Appointements available in:
- Penarth Physiotherapy Clinic, Penarth
- West Quay Medical Centre, Barry
My consulting room is situated very close to Penarth town centre, just a few miles from the centre of Cardiff.
There is ample parking on the road outside and I am very easy to find!