Julie Hodgson Bsc(Hons) PgDip, Dip ION, mBANT, CNHC
Hi, my name is Julie and I'm a Registered Nutritionist (mBANT, CNHC), and Health & Wellbeing Coach.
I have helped a large number of people improve their health and wellbeing and am truly passionate about the power of diet and lifestyle. Through supporting clients to make small measurable changes I have helped clients reduce pain and discomfort, reduce markers of ill-health, improve their energy levels, lose weight, and improve wellbeing.
Nutrition and lifestyle consultations take into account your medical history, your symptoms, your biochemical profile, and underlying imbalances. They also takes into consideration your activity levels, stress levels, and mindset for a real "health and lifestyle mot".
I have my own story which I have overcome through nutritional therapy, diet and lifestyle changes, which means I understand what you are going through and can lend a supportive, encouraging hand. I understand and have experience with the struggles and barriers that can make it difficult making changes and sticking to them.
I focus my practice on metabolic health conditions including cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, cholesterol, glucose dis-regulation and weight management. I also see clients to address hormone imbalances, an under active thyroid, autoimmunity and inflammatory conditions, as well as clients struggling with poor mental health.
I am also a qualified Personal Trainer and have qualifications and experience in exercise prescription and coaching, and now compliment my nutrition practice with functional movement coaching to help clients incorporate movement and activity into their lives for better health, mobility and stress management.
I also have experience teaching techniques such as mindfulness, meditation and improving mindset.
Regular seminars, webinars and CPD events ensures up to date recommendations and high standards in the evidenced based practice of nutrition and lifestyle medicine.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a Registered Nutritionist (mBANT, CNHC), and Health & Wellbeing Coach. I am a graduate from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, and a full member of the British Association of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT), as well as the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK’s regulator for complementary medicine practitioners. I have also completed Post Graduate study in Clinical Nutrition and Physical Activity For Health.
To maintain registration, and as part of my own personal commitment and interest, I regularly undertake undergraduate and post graduate training in the area of nutrition, lifestyle and functional medicine.
Some recent CPDs include; Hashimoto's and Thyroid health, Cardio-metabolic health, metabolic flexibility, cholesterol: a risk factor for CV disease? Digestion and IBS, Insulin resistance and diabetes, Inflammation and immunity.
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.