Melody Mackeown

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mBANT, CNHC, BSEM | Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach
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London SW15 & W1H
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Melody and I am a Nutritional Therapist, specialising in nutrition and diet coaching to help improve the symptoms of your gut issues, including: Food allergy and food intolerance, Reflux (GERD), Gastritis, Microbiome imbalances, multiple food reactions, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), irregular bowel movements, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Ulcerative Colitis (UC).

As a result of having experienced first-hand the anguish of having a close family member with conventionally unexplained distressing digestive symptoms (daily reflux, feeling sick and abdominal pain), with no relief in sight, I undertook extensive research of my own.

With the dietary steps and nutritional interventions I helped them implement, it resulted in a complete resolution and restoration of my relative’s health.

Ever since then, I have wondered how many other people are out there suffering needless pain and digestive discomfort, when there are simple solutions at hand that don’t involve faddy or difficult diets and medications (although these are sometimes necessary).

Since then, it became a true calling for me and I have worked with 100s of clients to help them find effective solutions through nutritional coaching to improve the symptoms of their gut issues, including, Acid Reflux, H.Pylori infection, Celiac Disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Ulcerative Colitis, irregular bowel movements and much more.

In addition, I have a unique experience supporting clients with Neurological conditions, where irregular bowel movements is a common issue.

How I work

Having lasting changes takes time, so I work in packages, rather than one-off sessions, to ensure you get the outcomes you seek.

We will work together to create simple, manageable changes without being restrictive, plus motivation, check-ins and ongoing support to achieve your goals. I will meet you where you are right now and encourage you to move forward one step at a time.

My clients report a renewed sense of well-being, digestive comfort, improved self-assurance when eating foods, more energy, better mood and less brain fog.

The food you eat matters more than you think, and being coached to change your habits brings life-changing results.

My packages last a minimum of 3 months because this is how long it takes for your gut to start to heal, even if you see symptom improvement within days or weeks.

Please see my website for more information: www.food4lifecoach.com.

Services I offer

I work with people who are over 18 and are fed up with the conflicting diet information they have read online and what supplements might help them.

If you are confused about what foods you should eat and are struggling with stomach pain, bloating, reflux, loose bowels or difficulty going to the toilet, you are in the right place. If you no longer trust that you can sort this out yourself, I can help you regain a life free of pain and debilitating digestive symptoms and to begin to enjoy your day to day life without constant worry.

I offer 1-2-1 packages, including:
- An initial 60- 75 minute comprehensive health review and assessment
- Personalised health plans including recipes
- Three further 30 minute appointments
- Supplement plans
- Testing recommendations

We will meet up on a regular basis (2-4 weeks) where we can check in on progress, any improvements, any challenges, go through any test results and we will tweak the plan as required after each of these sessions.

When was the last time you felt really great, looked good and weren't left wondering why test after test comes back normal or you have a medical diagnosis and know that nutrition can help, but you don't feel you know what to do about it?

Please refer to my website for further information: wwwfood4lifecoach.com

Training, qualifications & experience

My professional qualifications are listed below:

  • Masters Degree in Personalised Nutrition and qualified in Nutritional Therapy. I was awarded a Distinction at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION), in London, a training clinic regarded as one of the leading nutritional therapy organisations in the UK, with a reputation for both clinical and academic excellence. I was also awarded the prize for Clinical Excellence.
  • Qualified NLP (neuro linguistic programming) practitioner.
  • Melody also works in collaboration with Lucille Leader, Dip ION, with Parkinson's Disease patients.
  • Practitioner training course at Foresight, the Association for the promotion of pre-conceptual care.
  • Hons degree in Psychology from Bristol University (BSc Psychology).

I am a member of the following professional bodies:

  • British Association for Nutritional Therapists (BANT, www.bant.org.uk)
  • British Society of Ecological Medicine (BSEM, www.bsem.org.uk)
  • Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC, www.cnhc.org.uk)

Member organisations

CNHC
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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.

BANT
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.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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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.

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How much does it cost?

The Signature programme costs £585 includes the following:

- An initial 60- 75 minute comprehensive health review and assessment
- Personalised health plans including recipes
- Three further 30 minute appointment
- Diet and nutrition coaching
- Supplement plans
- Testing recommendations

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What Some of My Clients Have Said

"My son has multiple food allergies, his diet was restricted and repetitive. Melody gave us fantastic practical nutritional advice and supplement guidance in order to make sure that his diet was varied and that he was getting all the vitamins and minerals a growing boy needs. I thoroughly recommend her service!" (JE, Putney).

“As you know, I suffer from (a hormonal condition) and decided to come and see you because of the severe pain and vomiting I had during my period and feeling sick the rest of the time.  Since seeing you, my energy levels have improved and although I still get pain during my period it has gone down from two days to one and I no longer feel sick or vomit.  If I hadn’t changed my diet, as you suggested, I don't think I would have been able to go back to work as I was feeling sick all the time.” (JB, London).

“My son has had persistent reflux, abdominal pain, and feeling sick since he was about 5 (he is 8 now).  Despite an array of medical tests, hospital stays, advice and trying a number of different treatments, he continued to be in daily pain, which was very distressing.  It was only when Melody recommended some specific digestive support that his symptoms cleared up, literally within a few days.  We are all delighted.” (JD, London).

"When I came to see Melody, Diego was waking up 4-5 times a night and had terrible wind. After explaining to me what foods help promote sleep and what might be contributing to Diego's wind, Melody gave me some sensible dietary advice, which was surprisingly easy to incorporate which made it all the easier! When we met up again about a month later, Diego's wind had completely gone and he was only waking up 1-2 times a night. (MC, Putney)

“I had a mastectomy, reconstructive surgery, and chemotherapy. While I have been told by my consultant that [everything is fine], I had a number of other problems which is why I decided to come and see you. I am delighted to say that since seeing you, I feel a lot more energised, am sleeping much better, and no longer suffer from reflux. I am really pleased I have made the dietary changes you suggested. It has made a big difference to my quality of life.”  (AN, Southfields)

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97 Disraeli Road, Putney, London, SW15 2DY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Additional languages

French

Online platforms

Whatsapp
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