Helen Buchan, BSc Hons Nutritional Therapy, mBANT, CNHC registered, zest4life
My name is Helen and I have 9 years’ experience successfully helping clients to achieve their health goals. Specialisms include increasing energy,improving digestion, skin conditions, female hormones, food intolerances and weight management.
Nutritional Therapy Consultations
In my work as a Nutritional Therapist through Zing Nutrition my aim is to establish your health goals and provide you with the knowledge, guidance and support to help you achieve them.
In an initial consultation I will explore your lifestyle, diet and how well all body systems are working as well as taking a very detailed health history. I look for imbalances in your health which may be contributing to health issues or sapping your energy. With all this information it is possible to piece together a very personalised, ‘Action Plan,’ for health which will help you achieve your goals.
Your Action Plan will include advice on diet and lifestyle, dietary supplement protocols where applicable and in some cases I may recommend diagnostic testing in the form of intolerance testing or stool analysis etc.
The number of consultations you will need will very much depend on the nature of your health goals, your current state of health and how much help and guidance you require.
I deal with clients with a wide range of health issues to those who are already healthy but would like to improve their sports performance optimise their health generally or seeking to prevent illness in the future.
Zest4life Nutrition and Weight Loss Programmes
I am a qualified Zest4life Nutrition and Weight Loss Coach and as such have been running weight loss programmes for the past 5 years. Zest4life follows Patrick Holford’s deliciousand easy to follow low GL eating plan and I strongly believe that eating low GL is the safest, easiest and most effective way of losing weight and keeping it off for good. Zest4life Weight Loss Programmes aim to change your eating habits for good, not only will you lose weight but you will gain energy and focus as well as helping to prevent many modern day illnesses. I predominantly run one to one weight loss programmes. For more details on programmes please visit the Weight Loss page on my website www.feelamazing.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified with a BSc.Hons Degree in Nutritional Therapy from The Centre for Nutritional Education and Lifestyle Management in Wokingham in 2008. I am also a Nutrition and Weight Loss Coach for Patrick Holford’s Zest4life. Since qualifying I have been practicing Nutritional Therapy under the name of Zing Nutrition in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
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.
For Nutritional Therapy
In Newcastle my initial and second consultation are both an hour long and my fee is £70.Follow ups which are less than an hour will be charged at a pro rata rate.
In London my initial consultation is £110 for 75 minutes and my second consultation is £85 for an hour.Follow ups which are less than an hour will be charged at a pro rata rate.
For Weight Loss
One to one Weight Loss Programmes start at £249 for a six week programme
Please see the weight loss page on my website for more information on other weight loss packages