You Nutrition Clinic was established by Dr Kirstie Lawton, who is an AfN registered Nutritionist and a BANT and CNHC registered Nutritional Therapist (Functional Nutritionist). Kirstie has a PhD in maternal and paediatric dietary interventions and a BSc Hons in Public Health Nutrition from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, and a DipION in Nutritional Therapy from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in Richmond.
Kirstie has worked clinically and in management, educational, advisory and research-based roles throughout her 20+ year career. Her clinic is based in Rutland, and using a Functional Medicine approach, which identifies the root course of illness, Kirstie supports clients all across the UK, identifying their individual needs, and working with them to optimise their health and nutritional status.
Kirstie has specialised in maternal health, from pre-pregnancy through pregnancy and beyond, and in childhood, adolescent, and young adult health, for 20 years. She is experienced in working with a variety of health conditions, including the following:
- Allergies and intolerances
- Autoimmune conditions
- Neurodegenerative conditions
- Brain health
- Developmental disorders
- Debilitating conditions
- Weight-related concerns (overweight and underweight)
- Behavioural issues and mental health concerns
- Skin conditions
- Gut health issues
In addition to her clinical work, Kirstie has worked as a consultant for numerous charities, NHS, NGO and Government projects both in the UK and internationally. She is the Module Coordinator for the Graduate Diploma in Integrative and Functional Nutrition at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and a Health Coach at Second Nature.
Training, qualifications & experience
PhD, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh 2016
BSc Hons Public Health Nutrition, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh 2004
Dip ION, Institute for Optimum Nutrition, Richmond 2019
Association for Nutrition
The Association for Nutrition is the professional body for the regulation and registration of nutritionists, including public health nutritionists, exercise nutritionists, and animal nutritionists.
The Association aims to protect the public and promote wellbeing by admitting to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) only those who demonstrate high ethical and quality standards, founded on evidence-based science.
It sets proficiency and competence criteria, promotes continuing professional development and safe conduct, and accredits university undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
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.
Initial 90-minute appointment £80
Follow up 45-minute appointment £60
Follow up 15-minute telephone appointment £20
Contact Kirstie to schedule a free 15-minute chat by emailing or by calling 01572 820108. You can also contact kirstie directly through her website, www.younutritionclinic.com