Lara Boyd - Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner - personalised nutrition and lifestyle coaching. Online consultations available.
I work with people of all ages, in a variety of settings, who are ready to make guided changes to their daily diet and lifestyle, to achieve better health and wellbeing. Many have pre-existing conditions. I will assess your diet, health and lifestyle to understand your personal nutritional needs and coach you over a period of time to provide education and solutions to enable you to meet your own changing nutritional needs.
Arrange a free 15-minute phone chat to discuss how personalised nutrition and lifestyle coaching can support you, your health and your goals - each step of the way.
Scientific testing can be undertaken to deliver a more targeted nutritional approach. It can provide insight into how well body systems are functioning, identify any microbial disturbance and highlight any pre-clinical nutrient depletion 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 in Edinburgh.
If it is appropriate to recommend supplements you will obtain a discount via the Natural Dispensary.
I also work with organisations and offer work-based clinics.
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 Royal Society of Medicine and has membership 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.
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.
First Consultation: £95 for 90 minutes
?Follow up consultations: £75
Supplements can be purchased direct from the supplier at discount. Functional laboratory testing and phlebotomy is priced and charged separately.