Jane Spill BSc, FdSc, Dip ION, mBANT
I see clients in one to one consultations at The Barefoot Studio outside Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan. Nutritional therapy aims to enhance your overall health and wellbeing and may also be relevant to those with chronic conditions. It recognises that each one of us is biochemically unique and addresses individual imbalances to identify how they may be contributing to any health concerns. It helps you to get your body back in balance.
The right nutrition may improve your energy and vitality, your mood, help you achieve good blood sugar balance, improve your digestion and manage your weight in a healthy way.
Clients are initially asked to complete a nutrition and lifestyle questionnaire before the consultation which will last an hour. Taking into account current nutritional status, food preferences and any medications, personalised nutrition plans are devised to support you in optimising your health. Follow up consultations are usually 3-4 weeks later.
The award winning Metabolic Balance nutritional programme is also offered; this was the result of over 25 years of research by Germans doctors and nutritionists. It is based on your individual blood and biochemistry test results, from which a lifelong plan is devised.This consists of healthy everyday foods that will help to balance your hormones, resulting in a healthy weight adjustment. It is hugely successful for people who have a history of yo-yo dieting as it encourages the body to burn fat rather than carbohydrate. The plan is also very anti-inflammatory so supporting those with chronic inflammatory conditions. Energy and vitality are also improved, as is sleep quality.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) in Environmental Biology
Diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition
Metabolic Balance registered practitioner
I am a full member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy.
I regularly attend postgraduate lectures and seminars in nutritional health so that I am fully informed of current research and developments.
Recent attendances include:
- The inaugural Functional Nutrition Workshop training in London by The Institute for Functional Medicine.
- Weight loss and insulin management
- Cardiovascular health
- Thyroid health
- Gut health
- Neurodegenerative diseases
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.
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.
Body composition analysis: £30
20 minute appointment using the Tanita SC-330ST body composition analyser to include readings of muscle mass, fat mass, fat %, visceral fat, total body water, basal metabolic rate, BMI, metabolic age, desirable fat % and desirable weight. A brief analysis is included.
Initial consultation ( 60 minutes) £95
This includes body composition analysis where appropriate and a fully personalised nutrition plan.
Follow-up consultations £70
Initial consultation £95 and includes body composition analysis ( 60 minutes).
Standard proramme: £740
Includes ongoing body composition analysis, detailed blood tests and analysis, a Metabolic Balance plan for life, 6 (50 minute) face to face consultations, and reasonable email/telephone support over a period of 3-4 months.
Enhanced programme: £840
In addition to the above, this includes additional blood tests , namely HbA1c (a 12 week glucose marker) and vitamin D.
Further support after this time can be arranged.
Payment plans are available.
The cost of recommended supplements and/or any functional tests is in addition to the above.
The Barefoot Studio is situated about 15 minutes from junction 35 on the M4. It is approx 3 miles outside the town of Cowbridge. There is parking directly outside the front entrance.