Bio-Nutritionist and Nutrigenomic Consultant
As certified Bio-Nutritionist, Nutrigenomic Consultant and trained Chef I am passionate about inspiring my clients with highly personalised practical, vibrant & exciting dietary/lifestyle interventions.
I offer a holistic healthcare approach based on scientific evidence which looks at the complex interplay between body systems.
In my daily clinical work I identify and target metabolic imbalances that may cause weight gain or other health issues. Health strategies usually start from optimising gut health and digestion and are aimed at:
- leaner body shape and weight
- better energy levels/sleep/mood
- balancing hormones
- optimising the immune system
My strength lies in offering dietary and lifestyle advice which is realistic and practical. Often health issues are linked with enzyme deficiency, food intolerances or an imbalanced microflora which need to be addressed. Advice on specific testing is provided, if required.
For a targeted, long-term weight loss clients can book my 'Trim & Slim Programme' to kick-start their health + energy + weight loss in 4 weeks (SPRING OFFER £420 for complete nutrition & lifestyle makeover including 6 Bio-Nutritional consultations, regular coaching, meal plans and easy recipes + shopping tips).
At Harley Street, I also assist patients during the state-of-the-art Ellipse Intragastric Balloon procedure. This intervention is suitable for those with a BMI higher than 27 that have not had any results with different diets. The procedure is the first not requiring anaesthesia, endoscopy or surgical intervention.
If required, I can advise on functional testing and nutrient supplementation as part of a comprehensive approach aimed at influencing metabolism and gene expression.
I specialise in gut health, detoxification and energy boosting for all ages.
I also often assist my clients with pre-conception, pregnancy & middle age nutritional advice.
Depending on my clients' requirements I can also offer highly individualised therapeutic strategies based on DNA testing. I advise on:
- the most suitable DNA test
- how to interpret test results
- how to affect gene expression through nutrition & lifestyle
Nutrigenomic interventions offer many advantages as they are based on the interaction between genes and lifestyle. Knowing for example, if we have a higher fat or carbohydrate sensitivity or if we have a higher requirement for specific nutrients may enhance motivation to follow specific nutritional guidelines. It is also fascinating to get an insight on which sports activities are suited to our genetic make-up.
I practise in Richmond, over Skype and at LCAS clinic in Harley Street. Here I collaborate with doctors prescribing state-of-the-art Fast-Mimicking Rejuvenation Diets and DNA tests aimed at improvement of energy, detoxification and anti-aging. Telomere testing is also provided to design personalised youth-span lengthening programmes focused on disease prevention.
As a professionally trained adult health educator and wellness chef I also offer:
- Health Seminars for schools and the corporate sector
- Themed Wellness Cookery Workshops (for individuals or groups)
- Health recipe testing and writing
Consultations: Harley Street, Richmond, via Skype videolink
Languages: English, Italian, German
Training, qualifications & experience
My training focused on Nutrition, Nutrigenomics, Adult Education and Culinary Skills.
After obtaining a BSc in Nutritional Therapy (University of West London) and completing clinical practice I completed:
- Nutrigenomics in Practice (Genesnippers UK)
- Methylation with David Lynch
- City&Guilds Professional Cookery Diploma
- City&Guilds 7306 Diploma in Adult Education
I have practised 4 years in Singapore where I embraced the holistic approach of Eastern medicine. I also work in Milan and with clients from different countries. Recently, I started collaborating with DNA testing companies offering nutrigenomic consultancy to their customers.
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.
Please refer to my website www.cristina4health.com
Fees include include analysis of the Bio-nutritional Questionnaire and 3-day food diary sent out prior to the consultation as well as a detailed dietary & lifestyle plan sent to clients after the consultation.
Individualised menu plans, supplements, DNA and/or functional testing are not included.
On request, home visits are available (an overcharge is applied to cover for travelling time)
Complimentary 15min phone call to establish how I can help the client.