Deborah Condon DipION, mBANT, CNHC
Quality of life is wholly dependent on our health status and I strongly believe that the food we eat has an immense effect on our well-being. My goal as a nutritional therapist is to motivate you to take control of your health through simple-but-effective dietary and lifestyle adjustments that not only work towards achieving your goals but suit your preferences, budget and fit into your busy schedule. For me, eating nutritious food is a pleasure that should be enjoyed by everyone and I am more than happy to incorporate this into the lives of my clients.
What can nutritional and lifestyle coaching do for YOU?
Nutritional and lifestyle coaching can motivate and teach you how to take responsibility for your own health. What we eat, drink, do or don’t do in our everyday lives – our environment, affects every facet of our health and well being. As a nutritional therapist I have the nutrition science knowledge to help you support your health and reach your health and lifestyle goals. I can request and interpret lab tests to assess nutritional and functional status and recommend nutrient supplementation should it be of benefit. I look for the root cause of your health issues and use a holistic approach.
Training, qualifications & experience
After 4 years of study, I qualified with a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition.
As a Registered Nutritional Therapist, I am accredited by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), a government-sponsored registration body for complementary healthcare practitioners. The CNHC register has been approved as an accredited register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. The CNHC is a government-sponsored body dedicated to safeguarding the public by ensuring that all registered practitioners meet the National Occupational Standards for healthcare disciplines. A Nutritional Therapist can only display the CNHC quality mark if they have the appropriate level of training and competence. In order to retain the CNHC quality mark, Nutritional Therapists are required to update and develop their professional skills through an ongoing programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
I am also a registered member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests, nutritional therapy and the Registered Nutritional Therapist.
I regularly attend training courses, lectures and webinars to keep my knowledge up-to-date with the latest developments in the field and to meet the requirements of continuing professional development, and I collaborate with other health professionals should another area of expertise be of benefit to the client.
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.
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.
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