Do you want to improve your brain function, mood, energy and digestion? Melody specialises in helping you reverse, prevent, and slow down disease processes, such as digestion related problems, autoimmune disorders, cognitive decline and more, so that you age in the best way possible.
Call me now on 07790 831254 for a free 10 min conversation on how best to proceed.
Melody is a qualified Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach with a degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Nutrition. Melody has a long-standing interest in digestive health, autoimmune conditions, cognitive health and women’s health (including fertility and hormonal disorders).
She recently experienced first hand the distress of having a close family member with conventionally unexplained distressing digestive symptoms (daily reflux, nausea and abdominal pain), with no relief in sight. After undertaking extensive research of her own, it was a huge relief to her and her family when the dietary steps and nutritional intervention resulted in a complete resolution and restoration of her relative’s health.
Melody adopts a holistic (mind and body) approach to help clients, to enable them to restore their health to their maximum potential and has seen many people achieve significant improvements in their health and quality of life.
She keeps up to date with the latest research and emerging developments in evidence-based nutrition and scientific knowledge, including the latest laboratory testing available for her clients.
Not sure where to start or exactly what you need?
Please click here to send me an email to book your complimentary pre-appointment telephone assessment with no obligation to carry on. This will enable me to assess your exact needs and if nutritional therapy is right for you and to answer any questions you may have. If so, we can arrange our first appointment to start you on your unique nutritional programmes and includes:
- 60-90 minute intensive comprehensive health review and assessment (including medical background, hereditary profile, drug nutrient interactions, etc.)
- Recommendations for laboratory tests
- Action points that you can start implementing immediately
- Tailored feedback & recommendations
- Liaising with your GP
- Personalised dietary, supplement, and lifestyle advice
- Recipes (including cookery book recommendations) and handouts
- Follow up consultation available on Skype/phone
- Email support is available between consultations, where necessary.
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 lingistic 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:
- Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (www.cnhc.org.uk)
- Nutritional Therapy Council (www.nutritionaltherapycouncil.org.uk)
- Complementary Medical Association (www.the-cma.org.uk)
- British Association for Nutritional Therapists (BANT, www.bant.org.uk)
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.
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
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.
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.
How much does it cost?
Initial Consultation: £195
When I work
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).
"I came to see you earlier this year as I had put on some weight since moving to London. Your advice was invaluable to me.and has laid some important groundwork for my eating habits. I have decided that I am going to utilise your insights...and leverage my personal trainer going forward for monitoring and weighing etc." (DK, Putney).
"When I (Monica Costa, Putney) 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.
I engaged Melody at a critical stage of my life where I had to manage a weight problem due to poor diet and disorganised lifestyle. I needed to lose 12 kilos to reach my ideal weight … It was clear that I had to reorganise my eating habits.
Melody developed a plan to guide me towards a simpler and more balanced choice. I have rediscovered the pleasure of palate through better eating. At every meeting, Melody provided an outline including : my goals, food and dietary tips, and encouragement…After eight months I achieved my goal to lose weight and I continue, despite moving overseas [back to Paris], to apply her advice. I didn’t have to change my family meal habits… for example: the whole family still enjoys bread and pasta, but whole wheat instead of white.
Now I listen to my hunger and I make the right choice! … A more dynamic present, get fit, regularly practice a sport activity gives me the energy that I needed to continue quietly and confidently my life.
Her support throughout the process was precious and I value her advice.” [CL, Putney]