Jane Pugh, BSc (Hons), PhD, PG Dip, mBANT, regCNHC, mNNA
I work as a Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner supporting clients who are experiencing a wide range of health issues to achieve improved health and well-being.
Using an evidence-based scientific approach to nutrition I work with my clients to identify the factors promoting their health issues to understand which of their body systems are out of balance. A personalised nutrition programme is then developed aimed at optimising their health and well being.
EVERYONE HAS A HEALTH STORY
…and we are tuned into the individual habits of our own bodies. Some of us have niggling symptoms, whilst others may be suffering with long-term ill health.
What are your symptoms telling us about the health of your underlying systems?
Nutritional Therapy offers you the time that you require to talk through all aspects of your health and to learn how different symptoms are interconnected. It is not uncommon for people to feel puzzled or even overwhelmed by health imbalances and Nutritional Therapy provides a personalised framework to find a workable route towards improved health.
The Functional Medicine Model sits at the heart of the Nutritional Therapy process. This maps the key physiological systems within the body (e.g. digestion, detoxification, immune defence, hormonal communication, cardiovascular and nervous systems) helping me to map which of your body systems are out of balance and where to focus dietary and life-style interventions specifically for you. Nutritional Therapy works by identifying and addressing the causes of imbalance rather than suppressing the symptoms.
I give practical, hands-on advice to help you understand how to help restore and maintain your health. I focus on optimising health with food and lifestyle. I take time to explain the the science behind my recommendations. I believe that if a person understands why their body reacts in a certain way, that they are better empowered in their health.
Despite its complexity, the human body has a simple mandate. We are designed to take in food, break this down, absorb the nutrients for energy, growth and repair, and eliminate the waste products. If any part of this process is not working effectively, the health of other parts of the body may be compromised.
Imbalanced digestion can cause ongoing symptoms which can be distressing and impact your day-to-day life.
I work with my clients to support them in optimising their digestion.
Sub-optimal immune health often goes hand-in-hand with other health imbalances and may be indicated by frequent infections and feeling "run down". Optimising nutrition, digestion, gut health, identifying food intolerance's and promoting relaxation and sleep are all important factors to consider when aiming to promote immune health.
I support my clients to understand how to modify diet and lifestyle to promote their immune health and resilience.
The endocrine system includes a system of glands that produce hormones: thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, pancreas, pituitary, pineal, hypothalamus, thymus, ovaries and testes. Hormones work in harmony to regulate a myriad of functions within the body. Imbalances in one endocrine organ can impact the overall balance of the hormonal system.
I work with my clients to help them understand and address their hormonal imbalance.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (NTPD), Personalised Nutrition and Lifestyle Interventions. Awarded by the Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management (CNELM) and accredited by the UK's Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC) in combination with the degree awarded by Middlesex University.
- Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Personalised Nutrition. Degree Awarded by Middlesex University (London) in collaboration with the Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management (CNELM) in Wokingham.
- Advanced Diploma in Holistic Nutritional Practice from the College of Holistic Health and Nutrition.
- Diploma in Holistic Nutritional Practice from the College of Holistic Health and Nutrition.
- BSc. (Hons) Ist Class. Botany with Microbiology, University of Nottingham.
- Ph.D. in the field of Molecular Biology, University of Nottingham.
Full member of the British Association of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT).
Full Member of the Naturopathic Nutrition Association (NNA).
Registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
As a full member of these professional bodies for Nutritional Therapists I am obliged to abide by their strict Code of Ethics and I am fully insured.
Nutritional Therapy is an exciting and rapidly growing profession. I am committed to promoting the highest standards of practice. As a life-long learner, I am committed to Continuing Professional Development and I regularly attend conferences and seminars to keep up-to-date with the very latest in nutritional research.
I work with clients with a broad spectrum of health concerns.
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.
Naturopathic Nutrition Association
The Naturopathic Nutrition Association was formed by a group of Nutritional Therapists who passionately believe in the benefits of the naturopathic approach to nutrition. By working alongside a UK regulatory body for Naturopathy and other naturopathically-minded professional associations, the NNA aims to both promote to the public the benefits of naturopathic nutrition and encourage Nutritional Therapists to develop further therapeutic skills.
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.
FREE introductory phone consultation
I offer an initial consultation by phone. This allows you to establish whether Nutritional Therapy is the right route for you with no obligation to make a booking. It also allows me to ensure that my skills and knowledge are suited to your needs. Please call me on 07881 915537 to have this introductory phone consultation.
If I cannot answer, please leave me a message and I will return your call as soon as possible. Alternatively you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can arrange an appointment.
Initial consultation – 1.5 hours:
Having agreed your health objectives, I take a complete health history, discuss your concerns and look in detail at your current diet and lifestyle. I take time to explain the Nutritional Therapy approach and the importance of your commitment to this in achieving your health goals. I then work with you to agree a Nutritional Therapy Plan which includes dietary and lifestyle recommendations as appropriate to your health goals.
I offer an optional computer analysis of your 3-day food diary presented to you as a detailed report:
Cost: Additional £30. This can be included as part of the initial consultation or at a follow up consultation.
Follow up consultation – 60 or 90 minutes as required:
I recommend a follow up consultation 4-6 weeks after the initial consultation. This is used to assess the progress that you have made and any changes to your symptoms. We then adjust your Nutritional Therapy Plan. The frequency and number of follow up sessions will depend on your individual circumstances.
60 minutes: £50
90 minutes: £70
The number of follow up consultations will depend on your individual requirements. During our initial phone consultation I can give you an indication of how many you are likely to require.
“Jane was very kind, approachable and knowledgeable. Her assessment was thorough, and I felt listened to throughout. The advice she gave me was simple and easy to action. I am already feeling the effects of the small changes I have made in my diet, my mood has improved and I have more energy during the day – I’ve even managed to persuade my partner to make some positive changes in his diet. I can’t recommend Jane highly enough, if you think (or know) you need to make some changes in your diet give her a call……you won’t regret it.”
A.W. Basingstoke (age 52)
“From the outset Jane was friendly, helpful and positive. She listened carefully and asked insightful questions, not only taking account of my symptoms but also the areas I personally found difficult. We all have dietary things we are reluctant to give up, usually the things we think give us a boost when we need it, and one of the aspects of Jane’s approach I found most helpful was for everything she suggested I try to eliminate from my diet she gave me an easy and acceptable alternative to try. She explained clearly each of her suggestions, she was realistic about how difficult some might be given Christmas was approaching, and agreed a ‘do-able’ plan with me. Following the plan proved easier than I would have thought and I can honestly say the results were life-changing for me. Within a few weeks I have more energy during the day and sleep better at night. Best of all I no longer worry that I might be ‘caught out’ and be ill when out of the house; instead I feel I have control over my body and how it reacts. At my review meeting with Jane she was every bit as helpful as during our first meeting and again agreed with me how to take things forward in relation to my diet in the future. I only wish I had met Jane earlier, it could have saved me months of feeling unwell.”
A.P . Fleet (age 61)
“When I met Jane, I was feeling low on energy, suffering with my digestion and my skin had flared up. Jane has a very gentle and understanding approach and does not force anything on you. She truly understands how the body is connected and what it needs to function properly. Jane makes suggestions on what she feels you need to do and takes the time to discuss. I thoroughly recommend Jane as I now feel so much better, what a way to start a new year! Thank you Jane.”
L.R. Fleet (age 51)
"I have recently been seeing Jane to help get my nutrition back on track and lose some weight. Despite cooking healthy family meals, I’ve tried so many diets over the years that I had lost my way with what I should & shouldn’t eat! Jane’s approach is so sensible, practical and realistic – she has helped me do what so many diets have never done – I finally have the mind set about healthy eating for life so I don’t feel like I am on a diet yet I’ve lost weight in 4 weeks! I have more energy, I am sleeping well, my skin and nails look great and the whole family are benefiting health wise from the small changes I’ve made to their diets too. Jane’s six week programme with check-ins to keep me on track & for her to answer any questions I have has been brilliant at helping me get started and keep going without getting sucked back into any of my old habits. Jane’s knowledge is huge & her passion for the work she does is evident – I can’t recommend her highly enough."
S. S. Farnborough (age 40)
“Within a few weeks of starting a change in diet, my symptoms eased, and my energy levels improved. With support and guidance from Jane I'm now much stronger, back at work and managed my healthiest winter in over 18 years! I’ve even found ways of enjoying cake without it being unhealthy! I couldn't have done it without her, so thank you!”
L.J. Basingstoke (age 28)
“Jane is extremely good at drawing diagrams and explaining the science behind things, as well as being incredibly easy to talk to. Jane manages to be very professional, lovely, friendly, patient, and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone wanting to change the way they think about food, and themselves.”
C.M. Basingstoke (age 40)
“I visited Jane about 7 months ago and would highly recommend her services. I have been able to fine tune my diet and have a learnt a lot from her about nutrition. Overall, I have so much more energy than I used to, which is great, and my digestion has improved! Jane is very supportive and with her help I have been able to become more aware of the foods that my body truly needs.”
C.T. Farnborough (age 48)
“Jane was very encouraging and generous with her time, professional and provided a lot of helpful information. I am now following Jane’s advice and looking forward to improved health. I am now quite excited to try these new more nutritious products and improve my health. I would fully recommend Jane and her services.”
K. J. Basingstoke (age 50)
“I have recently visited Jane after feeling run down for a number of months after having 2 small kids. I can’t talk about results yet as it’s been only a couple of days since I have seen Jane, but her approach is fantastic. “She starts by finding out what your goals are, then finds out as much as possible about your personal history and spends great amount of time explaining things and coming up with recommendations that won’t break the bank. I am hoping that with her help I will be back to my bouncy-self in no time. I would highly recommend Jane to anyone who wants to find a natural solution to their health problems.”
A.G.S Basingstoke (age 36)
“I first consulted Jane as I was worried about what I was eating, my weight and nutrition as I am getting a bit older….. We had a lovely conversation which covered topics I expected to chat about and others I didn’t. Jane certainly provides a holistic approach! We came up with a plan – and what I found really great was that she kept in touch for the next 6 weeks to make sure that I was OK with keeping to the plan. Further recommendations were made too. The result is that I have a better regime, have lost a bit of weight and I feel so much better. Thanks Jane.”
A.D. Hartley Wintney (age 55)