Gregorio Castillo, PGCert (Nutrition), Dip CNM, MBANT, RCNHC
My name is Gregorio and I’m a fully qualified and insured Nutritional Therapist, member of British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and registered with Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). I was trained in Naturopathic Nutrition at the prestigious College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. I also hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Dietetics and Human Nutrition from the University of Cadiz in Spain.
I have been trained in the principles of Functional Medicine, a science based approach to health and healing that looks at the body as a whole and assesses the underlying causes of symptoms that manifest themselves as disease. Rather than looking at symptoms in isolation, my aim through nutritional therapy, is to support underlying imbalances and address the root cause.
What I have learned and continue to learn through my training and practice as a Nutritional Therapist is that alternate pathways to health do exist and sometimes it only requires someone to take the time to listen and understand their story in order to piece the jigsaw together. Nutritional Therapy opens many doors in the ways it may benefit a wide variety of conditions and personally I feel privileged to have the opportunity to be able to work within this field. My focus is on long- term health and disease prevention and achieving wellbeing in body, mind and spirit.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Certificate in Dietetics and Human Nutrition from the University of Cadiz (Spain)
- Diploma in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy (College of Naturopathic Medicine - London)
- Registered with BANT, CNHC and ANP
- NLP Practitioner
- Completing my Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma (accredited by the University of the West of Scotland)
- Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from the University of Malaga (Spain)
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.
Areas of nutrition deal with
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.
After booking your appointment, a welcome pack will be sent to you via email, including a Health Questionnaire and a 3 Day Diet, which need to be completed before the consultation. During the initial 1 hour consultation, I take a detailed case history, building on the information from the questionnaire. I will ask you specific questions about your current health concerns, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, medical history, family history, lifestyle, levels of physical activity, use of medication and supplements and diet.
After the Initial Nutrition Assessment, I will evaluate your individual needs and apply the extensive evidence-based of nutritional science to elaborate a personalised, safe and efficient Nutrition and Lifestyle Programme.
You will receive your Nutrition & Lifestyle Plan and Supplement Recommendations by email within 48 hours. This will include:
- therapeutic food focus explanation, recommending the foods that might be helpful in alleviating your symptoms, also including the foods that may be stopping you from getting better;
- sample meals and snack ideas;
- lifestyle suggestions tailored to suit you;
- supplement recommendations with a 25% client discount.
Initial Consultations fees are £100
Follow-up consultations are booked in at the end of your initial consultation and last up to 45 minutes. These are used to track your progress, make any required modifications or adaptations and evaluate test results. We usually book a follow-up consultation 4 - 6 weeks after the initial assessment.
Additional follow-ups may be required depending on each personal situation.
Follow-up Consultations fees are £75
* Please check on my website for more information about 'Packages' or 'Home visits'
I can also carry out consultations via Skype and Home visits.
"I came to Gregorio interested in how a change in diet could further improve my symptoms plus my overall health. The advice given by Gregorio has helped improve my symptoms and also increase my energy throughout the day.
The benefits have been so noticeable that it has been easy to persevere with the changes to my diet."
"I was diagnosed with a medical condition some months ago and sought Greg's guidance on diet. He was extremely professional and thorough in his approach. He was careful to explain why certain foods were better for me than others and was encouraging and positive in his approach. I would highly recommend Greg if you are seeking help with nutrition tailored to your specific needs."