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DipION mBANT CNHC Registered Nutritional Therapist

About me

I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist and SIBO-Doctor-Approved Practitioner offering professional nutritional and lifestyle advice and support.  Aside from self-referrals, referrals are always welcome from GPs and other medical or complementary therapy practitioners.  I have two bases at opposite ends of the country (in Cornwall and Aberdeenshire), although by providing remote consultations online, everyone has access to my services. All consultations are undertaken in a strictly confidential and professional environment. I am a full registered member of BANT and the CNHC, working within their guidelines to ensure safety of all my clients. 

The aim of Foreshore Nutrition is to share knowledge, provide support and empower individuals to make positive and sustainable changes towards long-term optimal health and wellbeing. This is achieved using current and robust scientific evidence and research in the field of nutrition following a functional medicine approach. Our bodies need the right balance of nutrients to function well and sometimes our individual needs are not met which may be a factor leading to health issues.

I have a particular interest in functional gut health and am a qualified SIBO-doctor-approved practitioner (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). I also work with clients who are seeking support with a variety of symptoms and chronic health issues, including advice on healthy eating, weight loss and lifestyle, as well as support through particular life stages.

Using a client-focused approach, I assess and identify individual potential nutritional imbalances to understand how these may be contributing to symptoms and health issues. A wide range of functional tests and exclusive practitioner access to professional supplements are available to target therapy to suit the client’s specific needs, allowing a tailored rather than a generic ‘one size fits all’ programme.

Foreshore Nutrition services include personalised consultation packages, group workshops/talks upon request and nutrition content writing. Gut transformation programmes are planned for the future - if you are interested then please contact me to secure a place on my waiting list. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Following nearly 30 years working in the NHS and private sector, Melanie embraced a career change and undertook four years of study at the world-renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, qualifying with a Distinction in 2020. She has also attained accreditation as a SIBO-Doctor-Approved Practitioner to provide specialist help to clients with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

Melanie has supported clients with many varying health issues and is the founder of Foreshore Nutrition. Whilst having a particular interest in gut health and the microbiome, Melanie will also support clients with a wide variety of symptoms and conditions.

Member organisations


British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)

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.

Nutrition topics

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.


Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Please visit for current fees and special offers/discounts. There is a 10% discount for all NHS staff at all times.

When I work

Consultations available Monday to Friday 9-5 pm. Evenings and/or weekends on request.

The Health & Well Being Innovation Centre, Treliske, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3FF

Wedgewood Cottage, Daviot, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0JA

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