Hilary Thomas Dip.BCNH MBANT NTCC CNHC
After four hard but very rewarding years of studying Diet and Nutrition, together with anatomy, physiology and pathology, I qualified with Distinction as a Nutritionist from BCNH, the British College of Nutrition & Health, and am a member of BANT the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy, and a registered practitioner for the NTC the Nutritional Therapy Council, and the CNHC Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council. I also attend post-graduate seminars in order that my knowledge is continually updated, I have recently attended an intensive 5 day Functional Medicine seminar with The Institute For Functional Medicine.
I work from Thorpe Bay Clinic 169, The Broadway, Thorpe Bay, Essex, SS1 3EX, and from a clinic in Harley Street in London. I also have Practicing Privileges at Chelsfield Park Hospital and The Sloane Hospital in Kent; they are part of the BMI group of hospitals.
My journey in nutrition started in 2001 following serious illness and two subsequent major operations both within six months of each other. Once I had recovered from the second operation, and on recommendation, I made an appointment with a Nutritionist, and following her advice I changed my diet, and was truly amazed what eating the right foods could do. This inspired me so much that I wanted to learn more, and I wanted to help others in the way I had been helped. I believe in the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle, and unadulterated, organically grown food, free from chemicals and toxins, and organically reared livestock, where the meat, milk and eggs are free from hormones and antibiotics, and there is a very high standard of animal welfare. I do eat organically at home, and whenever possible when away from home. What you eat can change your life, so let me help change yours, it is never too late to start!
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma with Distinction in Nutritional Therapy from BCNH - British College of Nutrition & Health.
Member of BANT - British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritonal Therapy.
Registered Practitioner for the NTC - Nutritional Therapy Council
Registered Practitioner for the CNHC - Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council.
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.
I charge for my professional expertise, please contact me on my mobile number
07973 505088 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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