Mary Cotter DipCNM mBANT CNHC
Hello, it's Mary from Stellar Health.
Are you feeling confused about healthy eating? Have you tried everything but still struggle with chronic symptoms? A science-based, personalised nutritional therapy programme could be what you need to return to optimal health.
As a Registered Nutritional Therapist, my emphasis is aimed at uncovering and addressing the underlying cause of dysfunction rather than addressing only the symptoms.
My approach to nutritional therapy depends very much on your needs, your health goals, the severity of your symptoms, your relationship with food and cooking. So it’s very much tailored to you.
I work primarily on digestion-related issues as well as immune related, blood sugar and female health concerns.
I am passionate about helping you realise just how fun, easy and vibrant nutritious food really is.
- Nutritional Therapy consultations
- One-to-one personalised cooking classes
- Clinical testing
- Supplementation advice
- Workplace talks and workshops
- School talks
- Supermarket tours: learn to shop smarter and healthier
Clinical testing removes a lot of the guess work when it comes to complex cases and can be a great motivational tool. Some examples include:
- Comprehensive stool testing, parasitology and gut permeability
- Food intolerance
- Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) tests
- Thyroid and weight management
- Many others
Talks and workshops
A confident and engaging presenter, I am available to give seminars on many nutrition and lifestyle related topics at events and workplaces.
I run one-to-one personalised cooking classes to help you develop your cooking skills in the kitchen and get you exploring and planning meals more easily.
I collaborate with local schools, working with children to raise awareness of the importance of good nutrition from a young age.
I am a regular guest speaker on The Kaye Adams Programme, on BBC Radio Scotland.
Please contact me: email@example.com
Head over to my website where you'll find lots of newly shared recipes and articles. I post nutritional info, recipes, advice and inspiration to Instagram, Facebook & Twitter, so do join me and say hello.
Training, qualifications & experience
With a background in Marketing Management and a previous career as a Commercial Interior Designer, I became passionate about nutrition as a result of recovering from my own chronic health condition (involving food intolerances, chronic bladder and pelvic pain) and retrained as a Registered Nutritional Therapist.
My passion for nutrition and how the body works and heals led me to do a 3 year Diploma in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy.
I am a fully registered Nutritional Therapist, a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), which is recognised by the Department of Health.
I am a full time Nutritional Therapist. I also work for Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centre in Glasgow and I am a member of the Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital’s Women’s Health team, which provides a holistic approach to women’s health from endometriosis, polycystic ovaries and menopausal symptoms to pelvic pain.
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.
- Initial consultation plus one follow up appointment: £190
- 30-Day Kickstart Package £225
- 90-Day Gut Health Plan £345
- Packages can be tailored to your needs.
View my diary to check availability here: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=17423966
What you get:
- Lots of helpful dietary advice that is easy to understand
- Email and telephone support to keep you focused and on track
- Delicious and nutritious meal ideas that are easy to make and suitable for the whole family
- Supplement advice
- Functional testing such as food intolerance tests and stool tests if required, using reputable laboratories
- A holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on the root cause of imbalance and not just your symptoms
- A simple and effective approach to weight management, with lasting results thanks to its focus on real, great tasting food
I am located in Newington and Forth Street (off Broughton Street).