You Nutrition Clinic was established by Dr Kirstie Lawton in Bisbrooke, Rutland in 2020. Kirstie is an AfN registered Nutritionist with a PhD and a BSc Hons in Public Health Nutrition from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. She is also a BANT and CNHC registered Nutritional Therapist (Functional Nutritionist), having studied for a further 3 years at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in Richmond.
Kirstie has been working clinically and in a range of management, educational, advisory and research-based roles throughout her 20-year career. She has recently established her clinic in Rutland. Using a Functional Medicine approach, which identifies the root course of illness, Kirstie supports clients based on their individual needs, and works with them to optimise their health and nutritional status.
While she is happy to work with anyone who requires her support, she has a particular interest in maternal health, from pre-pregnancy through pregnancy and beyond. She also specializes in individualized nutritional support for children, adolescents, and young adults. She is also able to work with those who have chronic health conditions, including any of 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
- Gut health issues
- Skin conditions
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