Karin Elgar

Karin Elgar

Body & Mind Therapy Centre
16 Arundel Street
Greater Manchester


0161 3388377

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About me

Karin is passionate about the importance of natural healthy foods and supporting others experience the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle. She provides one-to-one nutritional thereapy consultations and delivers seminars and workshops to groups.

Karin has been practising since 2004 and has a particular interest in the following areas:

- Women’s health and fertility
- Promoting wellbeing within the pressures of a modern lifestyle
- Body composition and weight management needs

Nutritional therapy for optimum health

Optimum health is more than just the absence of disease or ill health. It is a state of profound wellbeing, physical, mental and emotional. In order for our bodies and minds to function optimally we have to provide them with the correct nutrients. Most of us realise that a “good diet” is important for our sense of health. But what is a “good diet”? There is a lot of conflicting information and sometimes it seems to change from day to day.

We all have individual requirements, based on our genetic make-up, our environment and our lifestyles. The nutritional therapist works closely with the individual, to establish these requirements, and to identify and correct biochemical imbalances in our bodies which may lead to ill health. A personal tailor-made programme is devised. 

The concept of optimum nutrition and the importance of nutrition for good health is not new. As early as AD390 Hippocrates said:

"Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food."

Training, qualifications & experience

Karin Elgar (Nutritional Therapist)

PhD, Dip ION, mBANT, NTCC, CNHC registered

Karin has been practicing as a nutritional therapist since graduating in 2004 from the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition, London.  Prior to becoming a nutritional therapist she completed a Master’s Degree in Biology, a PhD in Physiology and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years.

Karin specialises in women’s health and fertility, and works alongside Mr Nardo, consultant gynaecologist and specialist in reproductive medicine, and his team at the Reproductive Health Group.

Karin is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) where she is currently regional coordinator, after having served on the Professional Practice (formerly Ethics) Committee for several years.  She is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the voluntary regulatory body for complementary therapists which is endorsed by the Department of Health.  She is also a Senior Associate of the Royal Society for Medicine.

In addition to seeing individual clients Karin delivers talks and workshops on healthy eating and more specific nutrition related topics.

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Areas of nutrition I deal with

        * If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, 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.


        £200 for a package of

        • 1x initial consultation (75-90 min)
        • 1x follow-up consultation  (30-60 min)
        • written summary report and support via e-mail/telephone between consultations.

        If further follow-up consultations are needed these are charged at £80.

        If I recommend supplements the cost of these is not included in the consultation price but I do provide these at cost price and unlike many practitioners do not take any commissions.

        Further information

        I currently hold clinics in my office in Stalybridge, Cheshire, and the Body & Mind Therapy Centre, Mossley, Lancashire.

        I offer daytime and evening as well as Saturday appointments.

        Telephone follow-up consultations can be arranged where necessary (for example due to distance) but the initial consultation should be face-to-face.

        For more information see www.karinelgar.com

        My special interest areas are women's health, autoimmune and gut issues.

        Ashton-under-Lyne, OL5 0LS
        Stalybridge, SK15

        Type of session

        Online nutrition support: Yes
        Telephone nutrition support: Yes
        Face to face nutrition: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: German


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified