Lara Boyd, Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, personalised nutrition coaching.
I work with people of all ages who are prepared to make guided changes to their daily diet and lifestyle, many have pre-existing conditions.
No fad diets, instead diet & lifestyle recommendations tailored to you and your goals with coaching in between consultations. One to one consultations in a location near you in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Biggar.
Scientific testing can be undertaken to deliver a more targeted nutritional approach. It can provide insight in to how well body systems are functioning, identify any microbial disturbance and highlight any pre-clinical nutrient deficiencies which might be addressed through your diet. Lara recommends tests from laboratories with Clinical Pathology Accreditation and you will have access to the full range of tests including a phlebotomy service.
I also work with organisations and offer work based clinics.
If it is appropriate to recommend supplements you will obtain a 20% discount via the Natural Dispensary.
Arrange a free 15 minute phone conversation to discuss how personalised nutrition can support you, your health and your goals each step of the way.
Training, qualifications & experience
Lara Boyd BA, BSc (Hons), mBANT, CNHC, is a Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and qualified Trainer and Assessor. Lara is a Clinical Supervisor and Module Leader with the Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management. She holds degrees from Glasgow Caledonian University and Middlesex University/Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management. Lara undertakes continuing professional development and is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Royal Society of Medicine and is a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme in Scotland.
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.
Areas of nutrition deal with
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have this medical condition, 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.
You can book a package of 3 personalised nutrition coaching consultations with ongoing support in between your consultations for £200. Supplements can be purchased direct from the supplier at a 20% discount. Functional laboratory testing and phlebotomy is priced and charged separately.