Dr Carol A Granger
Good nutrition is the foundation for good health. My aim is to help each of my clients to optimise their health and improve their quality of life. I am committed to evidence-based practice of the highest standard, and regulation of the nutritional therapy profession.
How can I help You?
We are all unique, and we therefore all have different nutritional and dietary needs. My clients seek nutritional therapy for many different reasons. Many of my clients have complex health histories and have experienced chronic ill health, and are looking for help with recovery. I also work with clients looking to optimise their health, perhaps being aware of risk factors and family history, or complex health issues that affect their sports performance.
What To Expect
Before your first session I will ask you to fill in a detailed questionnaire so I can learn about you and your history. Important aspects of your health that I consider include your family history, personal health history, your current diet and lifestyle. Any medications or other treatments you have, or recently had, are very important to note, so that my recommendations do not interfere with other care you are receiving. I use functional and nutrigenetic testing where appropriate, to guide nutritional care.
I will then create a bespoke food plan for you, taking into account your lifestyle and preferences. I work on the principle of Food First, which means that nutritional supplements are only recommended as a support, not instead of the right diet.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc(Hons) Biochemistry, University of London
- MSc Microbiology, University of London
- Nutritional Therapy Diploma
- Nutritional Therapy Council Certificate of Competence
- Herbal Medicine Diploma
- PGCE for Further and Higher Education
- Professional Doctorate in Health Sciences, University of Westminster
Member of the Nutrition Society
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Chartered Biologist and Member of the Royal Society of Biology
Member of the British Society for Integrative Oncology
Before working in nutritional therapy I had over 20 years experience in biomedical sciences in microbiology research, clinical diagnostics, human tissue banking and medical technology including parenteral nutrition. This extensive health sciences knowledge and experience enables me to work effectively with clients with complex health pictures.
I have completed the professional doctoral programme at the University of Westminster, researching the practice of nutritional therapy for people affected by cancer.
I am Co-Chair and Trustee of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine (RCCM).
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.
I offer appointments remotely at present, during the Covid pandemic. Please contact me directly for information about my fees.
I provide Nutrigenetic testing and functional medicine testing, and also integrate the use of herbs with nutritional therapy where appropriate.