Karen Geary - Amplify Nutritional Therapy
I'm Karen Geary, founder of Amplify Nutritional Therapy. Without PR, media and marketing, my practice has grown based on my results, the quality of my support, and the word of mouth recommendation of my clients. I specialise in gut health and gut related health issues.
If you are sick and tired of not feeling your best, I can help. No fads, no detoxes, no body blitzes, challenges, juice cleanses, miracle foods, calorie counting or resets.
There is no one size fits all approach to nutrition and health. Our current health status, our goals, genetics, age, gender and lifestyle all make us unique. You are unique and so you need and deserve unique and personalised support.
What you put on the end of your fork is more powerful than most medicines. It is information that our cells need in order to function properly and provide balance. What we eat can have a profound effect on our lives, and the lives of those around us; whether that be on our gut health, our hormones, our mood, our weight, our joint pain, our immune system, our energy levels.
I primarily help busy people who frequently sacrifice their own health for a variety of reasons to become masters of their own well being. I help people identify the root cause of their health problems in order to take back control of their lives.
Here is one typical client feedback:
"Having always considered myself to eat a healthy diet, I was experiencing issues around menstrual cycle, mood swings and low energy when I met Karen. From the get go, Karen really took the time to delve into my diet and understand my eating habits - from the food diary that I kept prior to our first meeting and then during our conversations. Due to her approach I felt immediately at ease in discussing a number of issues related to my health and diet that I hadn’t shared with anyone else and for the most part buried under the busyness of every day life. Karen opened my eyes to the dietary rut I found myself in and how to go about improving it with the intent to tackle my health issues and increase overall health. By incorporating the personalised programme, I have experienced quite the transformation - an abundance of energy; significantly reduced menstrual issues; feel much happier and lighter overall with glowing skin. Thank you Karen for opening my eyes, supporting me in transforming my diet and health and setting me up for success in life!” ALLY.
My mission is to provide personalised nutrition support combined with my expertise as a leadership performance and motivational coach to help you feel great so you can do great things.
I specialise in gut health and related concerns including optimising digestion, hormone balance, immunity, energy and weight management. I work primarily on line, but mostly in Dorset and in London. I use a functional medicine approach and utilise a range of diagnostic testing where appropriate. I am also currently supporting clients who have had COVID-19 and need nutritional support to help with their recovery.
I offer a free initial discussion so you can see if I am the right person to help you.
As a BANT Registered Nutritionist®, I also undertake corporate work with leadership teams. If you are part of a senior leadership team that is serious about leveraging health and wellness to drive better performance, I deliver presentations, workshops and consulting on a wide range of nutrition, lifestyle and well being topics tailored uniquely around the challenges of executive life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the world renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition with a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy where I am currently finalising my BSc.
I am a graduate of the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) Program with the Institute for Functional Medicine in the USA.
I am a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT), a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
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.
There are four ways to work with me:
Personalised Programmes. These start at £360, depending upon the level of support you need, normally working together for 10-12 weeks. If you would like to better understand how I can support you, please book your FREE health introductory review. You can tell me a bit about what is going on for you and I can give you some tips that you can put into practice straight away. You can book your free call by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programmes always include an initial 90 minute consultation, followed by shorter follow up consultations (little and often) by Zoom. This is the process:
*Complementary 15 minute consultation
*Health questionnaire and food diary
*Detailed 90 minute initial consultation
*Functional testing and diagnostics (not always needed)
*Personalised nutrition and lifestyle protocol
*Targeted supplement schedule
*Follow up sessions
Functional tests if recommended, are charged in addition to consultation fees. Examples of tests:
- Stool Analysis - a complete evaluation of digestion, absorption and gut health.
Blood work - for example, a full iron panel, full thyroid screening, immune markers panel, fully comprehensive blood panel.
Urine testing - for example a hormone panel
Salivary or breath testing - for example an adrenal stress test or a test for SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth).
Heath Coaching Subscriptions. This is for people who are generally healthy and want to know how to eat better and would like some motivational coaching - an ideal option for weight loss either as a stand alone option or as a follow on to a personalised programme. You get regular motivational check in calls from me and the exclusive use of my clinic app where you can post photo's of what you eat and I can give feedback. This is £100 a month, cancel anytime after three months.
Workshops. Nutrition workshops are hosted on-line and an opportunity to explore the benefits of certain ways of eating, the science behind their effects, and simple food preparation all within the comfort and safety of a small private group. They start from £45.
Kitchen Detox. An opportunity to clean up your diet and you get you back on track by addressing what is in your kitchen cupboards and fridge. £150
I also provide a meal planning service at an additional cost for those who would like closer one to one support.
Monday & Friday during the day, weekday evenings, Saturday mornings.
My clients come to me mostly (but not exclusively) for:
Gut health. Gut issues can be debilitating but often they may be at the root of other conditions including skin health, low iron, weight issues.
Midlife hormones. Dealing with the unexpected weight gain, hot flushes, moods, thyroid issues. I see clients one to one and also run workshops to equip clients with the tools to help them get their life back.
I’m a former C-Suite executive with a 25+ year track record of leadership in the global technology sector based in Europe and the US. I have seen first hand how taking your health for granted when under sustained pressure, travelling incessantly or working across time zones can take a personal heavy toll. I am delighted to be able to combine my love and expertise of nutritional therapy with executive coaching and mentoring in order to be able to help people achieve their wellness objectives.
“It was so calming and reassuring to have a professional body ‘on hand’ who could actually help me understand some of the medical jargon and also give me explanations as to why certain things are the way they are and why they can (or can’t) impact on your wellbeing. On top of that, the nutritional advice was straightforward and easy to follow which is great for everyone with a busy schedule”. DANI.
"Fantastic service from Karen at Amplify and the technology makes the admin side of things smooth and effortless. Karen has a great way with people - I feel listened to and empathised with, plus the proposed weight loss solutions are working whereas everything else I'd always tried successfully over the years had failed this time around". LOU.
"Karen has a special gift when it comes to making you feel understood and supported. You will be in very good and capable hands!" GONCA.
"I have known Karen for several years through her passion for improving people’s health through nutrition and personalised advice. I’d highly recommend her for her professionalism and dedication". DEBS
"Karen has helped me over many years with my health and wellbeing. She is very professional, caring and understanding. I would thoroughly recommend her". CAROL.