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BANT Registered Nutritionist mBANT, rCNHC

About me

Hello, I’m Karen, a Registered  Nutrition Practitioner working in Yorkshire and beyond due to the wonders of online communication!

I’m passionate about helping others to improve their health and  wellbeing by providing advice and  support in  making changes to  diet & lifestyle.

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 love to guide people to understand how to take back control of their health.

I use a functional medicine approach which is holistic and looks for the root causes of why you feel unwell.

I can help you with improving  diet,  organising appropriate functional testing (where appropriate)  and recommending nutritional supplements where necessary. I appreciate that making changes can be difficult so I offer regular 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 truly listen to you, to understand what your health concerns are and to work alongside you to get to the root cause of your health issues.

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

One of my main  areas of specialism is  gut health, with a particular focus on the  gut microbiome.  

Gut health is 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 - and the list is growing as more research emerges!

We now know that other areas of the body also have populations of microbes which can affect our health, this is my current area of research interest. 

Being a parent myself (and now a grandparent!) I am also passionate about supporting parents with their children's health issues, particularly relating to gut health, skin conditions and neurodevelopmental disorders. 

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

Recent additional CPD training includes

  • Long Covid support (including children) (5 hours)
  • Masterclass in the microbiome and digestive support (12 hour course)
  • Pharmacology and Drug/Nutrient Interactions (12 hours)
  • Women's hormonal health (6 hours)
  • Gastrointestinal Health - Datis Kharrazian (12 hours)
  • Functional Immunology  (20 hours)
  • Functional Medicine  Mentoring Course (20 hours)

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.

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Fees

From £385.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Consultation Fees

I offer three Health  Programmes which vary by length and are designed to give the best chance of resolving your health issues.  Programme prices start from £385. 

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 10am - 5pm Saturday 10am - 1pm

Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Key details

Consultations now online so this gives wheelchair users access.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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