Joanne Jackson BSc, mBANT, CNHC reg.
I am a CNHC registered Nutritional Therapist based at the Natural Health Clinic, and Run and Become in Cardiff. I use a scientific, whole-person approach, involving diet, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes to improve feelings of health, well-being and sports performance.
I offer one-to-one consultations; taking a comprehensive health history, and utilising dietary analysis and biochemical laboratory testing to develop individualised nutrition programmes to address the underlying causes of ill health.
Recognising that we are all unique with different lifestyles and demands, the nutrition programmes that I design are: practical, affordable and aim to facilitate positive food and lifestyle choices that are sustainable for the long-term.
I have a specialist interest in: weight management, sports performance.
Nutritional Therapy is not a replacement for medical advice and I will always recommend that you consult with your GP. However, Nutritional Therapy is frequently used along-side conventional medical treatment either to support treatment or to alleviate some of the side effects.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m an experienced Nutritional therapist, educator, and writer with a passion for helping people to transform their health and to enjoy delicious nourishing real food.
Since graduating with a BSc. in Nutritional Medicine in 2012 I have offered a Nutritional Therapy Service at the well-established Natural Health Clinic in Cardiff, appeared on local TV news, regularly contributed to the media, websites and apps, such as: LinkedIn, WatchFit and Nootric, provided corporate events involving presentations and drop-in clinics, worked for the highly-regarded Institute for Optimum Nutrition, plus I am involved in the development of the Butterfly app for people affected by thyroid conditions.
I began my career by studying for a BSc. Therapeutic Radiography at Cambridge School of Radiography. I worked as a Radiographer and Cancer Information Officer in NHS Cancer Services. I then studied for a P.G.C.E. (F.E., H.E., and Adult) at the University of the West of England, and lectured communication to health professionals.
During my employment I identified the need for nutritional support for people undergoing medical treatment. This plus my passion for food motivated me to study for a BSc. Nutritional Medicine at the University of West London. I have always had an interest in nutrition, complementary medicine and sport; studying Nutritional Medicine has enabled me to use this specialist knowledge, patient information provision, and teaching, to offer nutritional support to people to help them realise their health potential.
I am currently continuing my studies with a Masters module in Personalised Sport Nutrition at the highly regarded Centre For Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management.
Professional Memberships and Registrations:
I am a member of:
The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT). BANT is a professional body promoting the highest standards of practice, education and ethics.
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). The CNHC is a government recognised regulatory body for complementary and alternative medicine and is funded by the Department of Health.
I am also fully insured with Balens who provide specialist insurance for health professionals.
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.
This includes a FREE 10 minute consultation over the telephone to discuss your requirements.
Initial Consultation and Report £85
The first nutritional therapy consultation lasts 75-90 minutes, during which we will discuss your health goals, past medical history, eating habits and lifestyle. Once the underlying causes of the symptoms have been assessed you will receive an explanation of what might be causing your symptoms and how dietary or lifestyle changes may help alleviate them. Your programme will be developed with you, recommending dietary and lifestyle changes and explaining the reasons why these are likely to be beneficial.
Following the consultation, you will receive a report with dietary, supplement (if appropriate) and lifestyle recommendations designed to help you optimise your health, that will fit into your life and work for you. You will also receive a range of information hand-outs to support your programme including: meal ideas, recipes, and shopping guides.
Follow-up Consultations £55
A review is scheduled after 4-6 weeks to help monitor your progress. Follow-up sessions are generally 45-60 minutes long. Most people require at least two or three follow-up sessions to cover all test result analyses, supplement and food plan recommendations. There are some concerns that may require a longer-term relationship for sustained management. It can take time for the body to respond and come back into balance, although you can expect to see some immediate improvements. Remember this is about resolving the underlying factors involved.
Telephone and email support is included in the cost for two weeks following the consultation.
The Natural Health Clinic is situated on Cathedral Road near to Cardiff city centre. It is accessible by bus and there is road side parking available.
Run and Become is on St Mary Street in Cardiff city centre. It is easily accessible from Cardiff Central train station, bus station and are close to city centre car parking.
Appointments are available in the evenings and at weekends.
Follow-up consultations are also available via Skype and telephone.
Reduced rates: available for Cardiff AAC members
Special Offers: Whole Nutrition 8 week weight loss programme £15 per week or £99 (saving you £21).