Cordula Henggeler, Women's Health Dietitian, MHSc
How can I help you?
If you have been struggling with the symptoms of PCOS, Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, other hormonal imbalances or Irritable Bowel Syndrome for some time, let’s do something about it now. Evidence-based nutrition can assist in managing many conditions and can help you feel better and improve the symptoms you are suffering from.
While I have experience in a range of conditions, I specialise in women’s health and am passionate about helping women understand their bodies and find ways to lead healthier lives. My specialities include Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's thyroiditis) and Hyperthyroidism (Graves' disease).
I can also provide specialist fertility nutrition support to females and couples looking to optimise their fertility. This includes optimisation prior to IVF and other artificial insemination techniques and nutrition advice pre-conception.
I am also hugely passionate about gut health and have experience in assisting clients with Coeliac disease, Diverticulitis, diarrhoea or constipation, bloating and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I have been trained on the use of the low FODMAP diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome by Monash University. Therefore, I can guide and assist you through the exclusion and reintroduction of FODMAP's to see if this improves your gastrointestinal symptoms. Besides looking only at foods, we will also discuss lifestyle changes to really help you manage these symptoms long term.
As I believe we would all benefit from living more sustainable lives through our food choices I also support clients in implementing plant-based and vegan/vegetarian diets and what micronutrients may need to be monitored.
How do the appointments work?
All appointments are online through a video call which means it is much more flexible and can fit into your busy lifestyle. After making an appointment you will receive a pre-assessment questionnaire to fill in prior to your first consultation. I will then conduct via video call an initial assessment which includes finding out more about your unique situation including medical history, any previous medical tests or scans, medications you are taking, general lifestyle questions and we will talk about what you normally eat in a day.
I will provide relevant nutrition education and we make a plan or set some goals on how we can assist you to feel better long term. I believe in small, sustainable changes to diet and lifestyle that over time can make a big difference in health outcomes, mood, energy levels and symptom management.
I provide a sample meal plan as part of my consultation package, however, it is not standard to provide a personalised meal plan as I believe in empowering women to make their own choices each day. However, if you wish to have one to get you started, a personalised 7-day meal plan can be created upon request at an additional fee.
I am an experienced UK Registered Dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics. I completed five years of academic study and have been working in private and public hospitals over the last few years to be able to assist individuals with a range of conditions. While I have a few interests, I specifically work with women to help them understand their body and improve their long-term health through evidence-based nutrition and sustainable long term changes.
Why am I passionate about women’s health and fertility nutrition? Because I think we have a long way to go in understanding women’s bodies and how hormones can affect us. I want women to feel comfortable in their bodies and be able to make informed choices to improve long term health.
As I have PCOS, IBS and Graves' disease myself, I have tried many of the nutrition and lifestyle solutions I discuss with my clients. I understand the struggles more so than most other professionals and would love to help you manage these conditions and their symptoms long term.
For more information, visit my website or send me an email to get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I complete a Master of Health Sciences in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Auckland and have since then been working in busy public and private hospitals in New Zealand and England. As I enjoy spending more time with clients and building a relationship to achieve improvements in health I started my own private practice a year ago.
Over the years I completed a range of training courses and attended local and overseas conferences both as attendee and as speaker. Most recent I completed the Nutrition Therapy for Fertility course offered by Nutrition Plus and completed the Monash University 'Low FODMAP Diet for IBS' online training course for health professionals.
Registered / Accredited
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Initial Discovery Call - 10 minutes, FREE
Consultation Package which includes the initial 1-hour appointment and 3 x follow-up appointments (45-minutes each) - £320.00
Individual Initial Consultation - 60 minutes, £110.00
Individual Follow-up Consultations - up to 45 minutes, £80.00
I am available Thursday's and Friday's all day, Saturday mornings and weekday evenings.