Karen Brooks

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BANT Registered Nutritionist mBANT, rCNHC
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Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9
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About me

Hello, I’m Karen, a Registered  Nutritional Therapy Practitioner; I’m passionate about helping people to improve their mental and physical health and  wellbeing by providing advice and coaching  support in  making changes to  diet & lifestyle. My areas of specialism are fatigue conditions, brain health, gut issues and skin health.  

There is so much health information out there which can be conflicting and confusing, part of my role is to help cut through the confusion,   I can be your  guide  to  understanding how to take back control of your health.

I use a functional medicine approach which is holistic and looks for the root cause of your health difficulties. 

I can support you with improving  diet,  organising appropriate functional testing, including genetic tests,   and recommending nutritional supplements where necessary. I appreciate that making changes can be difficult so I offer coaching support to help keep you motivated and on track.

It is  easy to find information on the internet about how to "fix" various aspects of health, but in reality it is often not that simple.  The body is complex and everything connected - I can help you to "join the dots" to figure out why you feel the way you do and what to do about it.

My aims are:

-  to understand what your health aims are, to work alongside you to identify the root cause of your health issues and support you on your journey to good health.

- that you will learn and understand more about why you feel the way you do and reach a point where you can take back control of your health.

My main  areas of specialism are brain/mental health, neurodiversity, fatigue conditions and complex syndromes.  Additionally, I have expertise in gut health, the microbiome and how gut health affects the brain. 

Gut function is central to good health and  associated with many conditions.  We know that  imbalances in the gut can affect many parts of the body including the skin, brain, bones, hormones, cardiovascular system, metabolic health - and the list is growing as more research emerges. 

The connections between gut and brain health are now well accepted; I can offer guidance to adults and children with neurodiverse conditions, mental health difficulties and  cognitive impairment.

In addition to one-to-one consultations with those of all ages,  I also deliver talks and workshops to various groups including community groups, charities and businesses.

If you are interested in learning more about my consultation Programmes or wish to discuss how I can help you to manage your health issues  please contact me to arrange a FREE  discovery call.

Training, qualifications & experience

I received my Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition Science and Practice from the renowned Northern College of Acupuncture in York and University of Middlesex - this included many hours of clinical practice.

I am registered with the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), practising within the strict BANT Code of Ethics and Practice.

I am a SiboDoctor Approved Practitioner, having completed the SiboDoctor Mastery Programme. I have recently completed considerable CPD training in nutritional psychiatry, including support for ADHD, depression and anxiety. 

Recent additional CPD training includes

  • Supporting Adult ADHD 
  • Chronic fatigue/ME training - Optimum Health Clinic
  • Nutritional Psychiatry - Psychiatry Redefined courses.
  • Nutritional Psychiatry Conference, Regenerus. 
  • Masterclass in the microbiome and digestive support 
  • Pharmacology and Drug/Nutrient Interactions 
  • Nutritional Psychiatry for ADHD 

Member organisations

CNHC
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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.

BANT
British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)

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.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Nutrition topics

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.

Fees

£79.00 - £895.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Consultation Fees

I offer a range of Health  Programmes which vary by length and are designed to give the best chance of resolving your health issues.  Prices start from £79.00 

Please contact me to arrange a FREE  Discovery  Call to discuss how I can help with your health concerns and which Programme would be most suitable for you.

Consultations focus on addressing the root cause of your health issues and not just covering up the symptoms.

During consultations we will:

  • Discuss your main health aims
  • Discuss your current health concerns and health history
  • Consider your dietary intake and lifestyle
  • Agree on an action plan that is personalised to meet your needs
  • Agree tools and resources to support your aims

In further consultations, we will review progress, make any necessary adjustments to the plan and continue the search for underlying causes.

Consultation fees include research as appropriate, preparation of a personalised action plan and coaching and support between consultations.

I have a "food first" approach. However, there are times when nutritional supplements are helpful/necessary to make progress and recommendations will be made where appropriate.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm Saturday 9am - 12pm

Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups
Organisations

Key details

Consultations now online so this gives wheelchair users access.

Online platforms

Zoom

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