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About me

I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist and SIBO-Doctor-Approved Practitioner offering professional nutritional and lifestyle advice and support. Based in Truro, Cornwall for face-to-face consultations in a professional clinic environment with online consultations available to provide flexibility and ease of access to all services.  Aside from self-referrals, referrals are always welcome from GPs and other medical or complementary therapy practitioners.

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, meal planning and group workshops/talks upon request. Individual gut wellness programmes and group online workshops will be launched in 2021 - please contact me to find out more and to include your name on the 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

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.


Additional information

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


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

The Health & Well Being Innovation Centre

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a nutritionist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the nutritionist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


Melanie Dixon DipION mBANT CNHC Registered Nutritional Therapist

Melanie Dixon DipION mBANT CNHC Registered Nutritional Therapist