97 Disraeli Road
Samsara Mind and Body
205 Merton Road
0208 785 0525 / 07790 831 254
Melody is a Registered Nutritionist and Health Coach, based in Putney, London and has a Masters Degree in Nutrition. I work with patients with chronic and often complex health conditions, via Nutritional Therapy and Health Coaching.
If you would like to improve your mood, energy levels, sleep, digestion, PMS, are having trouble conceiving or have been diagnosed with an illness such as Pakinson’s Disease, I offer a FREE initial 15 min consultation by phone to discuss your needs and to see how I can help. This allows you to establish whether Nutritional Therapy and Health Coaching is the best route for you before booking a consultation.
Please call me on 07790 831 254 or 020 8875 0525 to have this FREE introductory phone consultation.
So how does it work?
All consultations are carried out in person, telephone or via skype and it is advised that the first appointment is face-to-face.
Prior to the First Consultation
- I offer a FREE initial 15 min consultation by phone to discuss your needs and to see how I can help. This allows you to establish whether Nutritional Therapy and Health Coaching is the best route for you before booking a consultation.
- Once you book an appointment with me, I will send you a health questionnaire to complete to send to me before your first consultation
- As I work in collaboration with your GP/medical practitioner, I will also request writing to your GP, especially where you are under their care for a chronic condition. This is in the interest of patient safety and best practice and I will be in a much better position to help you once I know what prior investigations have already been undertaken. Please note that any advice given should not be used for diagnosis or be used as a substitute for medical advice.
First Consultation: 1 hours, 15 minutes
This is an in-depth consultation to understand your comprehensive health history and will cover the following areas:
- Your medical background, including details of any medications or nutritional supplements.
- Your hereditary profile.
- Some lifestyle questions e.g. exercise, stress, etc.
- Information about your diet (ideally from childhood to the present).
- In order to get to the root cause of your symptoms, I will also to discuss any laboratory tests recommended which covers routine medical tests conducted via the nhs or when indicated as well as tests to establish nutritional status at cellular level (please see http://www.naturalnutrition.uk.com/can-nutrition-advice-help-me/laboratory-testing/)
Follow-up consultation after 3-4 weeks: 1 hour
During this consultation:
- I will provide you with a well-presented explanation of the results and dietary advice.
- I will give you personalised recommendations backed up with clear guidelines on foods that you should add to your diet and any that you should avoid, especially if you undertake an exclusion diet to see if you have an intolerance to a food group (e.g. dairy or gluten) and I will provide handouts for these with dietary alternatives.
- If required, I will recommend dietary supplements tailored to your specific needs, so that they optimally meet your needs/correct a deficiency.
- If you are on medication, a check will be made for any potential drug-nutrient interactions. (Please note that dietary supplements are not a substitute for healthy eating or for medical drugs).
- I will write to your GP outlining any nutrient deficiencies and dietary advice.
This is an educational consultation which will empower you to take control of healing yourself so it is maintainable and fits with your lifestyle.
Further Consultation, after 1-2 months: 1 hours
This will be a progress review and all aspects of your treatment plan will be discussed. This includes:
- Symptom check to assess progress and management of health condition
- Further review and possible modification of dietary and supplement advice and/or guidance of how to re-introduce foods if on an elimination programme
- Recommendations for further testing, if required
Telephone or Skype Follow Ups are available. An initial face to face appointment is recommended.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional qualifications are listed below:
- Melody is a Registered Nutritionist and Health Coach, based in Putney, London and has a Masters Degree in Personalised Nutrition
- Melody qualified in Nutritional Therapy and 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.
- Since qualifying I have also undertaken a practitioner training course at Foresight, the Association for the promotion of pre-conceptual care.
- I have a 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)
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Anaemia *
- Balanced diet
- Cancer *
- Coeliac disease *
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diabetes *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Eczema *
- Endometriosis *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Hypothyroidism *
- Infants and pre-school children
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Menopause *
- Migraine *
- Obesity *
- Osteoporosis *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Pregnancy and preconception
- Premenstrual syndrome *
- Schoolchildren and teenagers
- Skin health and conditions *
- Sports nutrition
- Thyroid problems *
- Tiredness *
- Weight gain
- Weight management
- Women's nutrition
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
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How much does it cost?
- 1 hour, 15 minutes (includes questionnaire analysis beforehand + diet/supplement programme): £90
Laboratory testing are invoiced separately directly by the lab. It is difficult to estimate the exact cost as the recommended assessments are tailored to each individual’s’ treatment plan.
Fees per Subsequent Consultation:
- 1 hour £90
- 15% discount if 3 consultations booked in advance
- FREE email support is available between appointments and any correspondence with your GP.
Follow up consultation available on Skype/phone and FREE email support is available between consultations.
Please refer to my website for further information: www.naturalnutrition.uk.com
- Menopause: did you know the following healthy eating tips may help ease your symptoms?
- Diabesity: Are you overweight and at risk of a chronic disease, such as diabetes or cancer?
- Heart disease: What you can do to lower your risk
- Could you have a gluten sensitivity or intolerance?
- Alcohol – the highs and the lows
- Are you D-deficient? Why is vitamin D so important?
- Could you cut out sugar for lent?
- Leaky gut – could this be causing your health problems?
- How lycopene can reduce your risk of prostate cancer
- Eat your way out of anxiety: three simple steps
- WHO wants sugar consumption halved
- Are you prediabetic?
- How fat around your waist may be dangerous
- Gut feeling: Is your gut trying to tell you something?
- Osteoporosis & Osteopenia prevention, what you need to know
- How to keep your children well and avoid those winter bugs..
- The need for sleep: How nutrition can help
- Diverticular disease
- Migraines – Food and migraine, how to control your migraines
- Endometriosis - How dietary changes may help
- Eat your way out of depression
- How to get rid of Acne
- Why can't I get pregnant?
- Detoxification – the easy way
- Raynaud's: My hands and feet are always freezing cold!
- Hope for IBS Sufferers
- Understanding hair loss in women
- What really works for PMS
- What has Iodine got to do with your energy, physical and mental (IQ) development?
- Helping to prevent indigestion - Simple dietary and lifestyle changes could help
- Asthma – how can nutrition help with this life threatening respiratory condition?
- Digestive Health – How to keep your digestive tract working effectively
- Hypothyroidism – how it can affect your energy, mood and fertility
- Constipation – probably the most common digestive complaint
- Weight loss – not just another New Year’s resolution!
- IBS – reducing your symptoms may just be possible...
- What you eat before and during pregnancy can really make a difference
- How to ward off those winter bugs!
- “Honey I Shrunk My Brain!” How B Vitamins may slow down brain shrinkage
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 reorganize 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]
Type of session
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Daytime, evening and weekend appointments (Saturday morning).