Mary Whittington, Nutritional Therapist (DipNut, mANP)
My interest in nutrition started with identifying my own food intolerances that were triggering health issues. I quickly realised what an important area of study this is and, whilst doing my course in nutritional therapy, I learnt how to look for the root cause of my symptoms and how to support my body back to health. A good nutrient intake through what we eat is fundamental to how our bodies run.
How I can help
With clients I take a holistic approach looking at diet as well as lifestyle, stress, environment and potential toxins within that environment, as these can all have a negative impact on our health. I have a particular interest in helping clients with food intolerance and allergies, gastrointestinal issues, skin conditions, weight management, fatigue and hormonal imbalances. When properly applied, nutritional therapy can have an extremely positive impact on health and wellness.
For your first consultation, I will send you a three day diet diary to complete and bring with you. We will spend about 60-90 minutes going over your symptoms, previous health history and discussing the different systems in the body, food habits, likes and dislikes and lifestyle such as work/life balance, exercise etc.
Once I have the information I need, I will put this together into a personalised nutrition plan for you, which will be sent to you by email within 48 hours with a telephone conversation to explain and answer any questions you may have. A follow-up appointment will usually be booked in for 4-6 weeks after and will be used to check on your progress and to make any necessary adjustments to the personalised plan.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a nutritional therapist with a diploma in nutrition from the College of Naturopathic Nutrition in London and am registered with the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP).
Professional Association for Naturopathic Practitioners
The ANP is a professional Association representing Naturopathic Therapists. They are internationally connected and in touch with the politics of health and the safeguarding of natural therapies.
All ANP members have had to have undertaken an accredited course and abide to the ANP code of ethics to be accepted into the association.
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 consultation (upto 1.5 hours) - £95.00
First follow-up consultation (upto 1 hour) - £70.00
Subsequent follow-ups - £55.00
I am available for daytime and evening appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.