Michele Scarr (BA Hons) Dip Nut mBANT CNHC ANP
There's no better time to take care of your health. Eating well and making lifestyle changes will make you more healthy and healthy people fight disease and recover quicker. If you're worried about your immunity? Let me help.
I’m Michele and I’m a Registered Nutritional Therapist, Health Coach and Lecturer at the College of Naturopathic Medicine.
I support Immunity, gut and digestion disorders, bloating, reflux, skin and hormonal issues. I work with people who want to feel healthy, energised, lose weight, improve sleep, resolve their stomach issues and feel attractive and confident again.
In these times of self isolation, its easy to become more sedentary and increase our snacking. If you're worried about putting on weight or just eating the right foods, then you've come to the right place. Making healthy food choices isn't always easy and especially in times of high stress, food can become a crutch. Having tools to help your mental health can help your physical health as well as vice versa.
This is a good time to focus on a chronic health complaint. You have time to food prep, exercise and read around the subject to tackle that health concern once and for all. Whether you are suffering with hormones, stress, autoimmunity or skin issues, one thing clients generally have in common is a degree of gut (stomach) dysfunction and toxicity. Digestion issues are now a common complaint and with around 80% of the immune system located in the gut, it can impact the whole body, causing brain fog, stress, forgetfulness, food cravings, food intolerances, weight gain, aching joints, not to mention loose or irregular bowel movements.
My clients typically report that working with me on their gut problems or detoxification, helps bring their hormones into line, they lose weight, banish the brain fog, get rid of embarrassing bloating, shake off colds and flu quicker, and find more energy than they thought possible.
Very often clients come to me having seen their GP or specialist consultants, having suffered colonoscopies, endoscopies, stool tests, blood tests, to be told everything is ‘normal’, but they still have symptoms. They don’t want to accept a life of medication such as PPIs or restrictive FODMAP diets and want to understand why their body is reacting this way and how they can help themselves to be in their best health before facing a life of pills and side-effects.
If you would like to get to the root cause of your health problems or simply get back to your happy weight, sleep better, manage stress and feel energised, then I can explain the science behind what to eat and how it is impacting your body. With a personalised plan, it works better for you, but I offer the coaching and motivation to stick at it, to get the results you want.
I don’t work with one-off appointments or 6 week check-ups which leave you floundering with your diet, symptoms and motivation in the wilderness. In my experience these therapy models leave clients struggling and they frequently fall of the plan and end up back at square one, only poorer and demotivated. We all have a finite amount of motivation so with health coaching and frequent progress calls I can help you stay on track, work at a realistic pace that suits you, and answer any questions you might have as they come up along the journey.
If this sounds like what you need right now, I invite you to book a free therapy session with me and discover how I work and how nutritional therapy can help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a London based Registered Nutritional Therapist & Health Coach with a Functional Medicine approach, graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine.
I spent 2 years working at the award winning London Clinic of Nutrition in Marylebone, to hone my therapeutic knowledge and skills.
Now in private practice, I also lecture on the Natural Chef and Vegan Natural Chef courses at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, London.
I regularly attend professional seminars and conferences to keep up to date with the latest scientific research in my field to bring the best evidence based knowledge to my clients.
I work frequently with clients with specific diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and diary free.
I am fully insured and registered with the following Regulatory bodies:
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)
Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP)
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.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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.
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.
Packages are from 10 to 12 weeks in length and start at £495
My approach is to create a personalised health plan that is specific to you. I do this with a thorough initial consultation lasting 90minutes and you will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire covering your full medical history, a symptom picture (and we will look at all your body systems) and a food diary. I then look at your lifestyle and put together a programme that’s workable for you and that’s effective.
I like to build a close working relationship with you that’s supportive but also educational so I can pass to you the tools to understand your body.
This is why I don’t work with individual sessions, as it’s very unlikely that health issues can be resolved in 1 session. In order to establish a new eating regime, consider clinical testing and propose suitable supplements we will need to work together over a period of time. The best way to do this is with a programme. This builds commitment from you and will yield better results as we develop our therapeutic relationship. In my experience it is easier for clients to make change when accountable to someone, and with regular support and coaching. Therefore, all my programmes begin with a 12 week structure and include the following elements:
- 90minute initial consultation
- 50minute follow up meetings by skype or face to face
- Fortnightly or weekly 30minute progress review calls to keep you on track
- In-depth health and lifestyle assessment to consider diet, symptoms, medical history, family medical history, lifestyle and stress
- Personalised nutrition advice and supplement plan
- Current medication and nutrients interaction evaluation
- Recommendation of clinical testing and interpretation of results
- Meal and recipe support
- Some email support
- Consultations are available via skype / zoom, telephone or face to face.
- Corporate Workshops – contact for further info and prices
- Group work / workshops / cookery lessons – contact for further info and prices
- Payment by credit/debit card, bank transfer, cash or paypal.
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Sabrina Feb 2021
I came to Michele because I was experiencing bloating, low energy and bad period pains due to an issue with f*broids. Unfortunately I wasn't getting the answers I needed from the Doctors as the symptoms were persistent and at times debilitating. Upon working with Michele she did an initial assessment of my health and put together a nutrition plan which included recipes and supplements suited to my needs. I highly recommend Michele. She was thorough in her approach, encouraging and supportive throughout. Six months later I am feeling so much better within my health. I now have energy and pain free periods. Thank you Michele!
Eleonora Collini, London June 2020
After years of suffering from bowel syndrome and other gut related issues, and having tried traditional medicine as well as seeing a gastroenterologist, I have decided to find a nutritionist and Michele was recommended by a friend.
Over just a few months she completely changed my life. I now feel as if I had a new gut, and both my mental and physical health has improved dramatically thanks to the diet Michele got me to follow along with the natural remedies she has put me on. Her support has been so precious! I'd definitely recommend her to anyone!
Martin Ingram, London Aug 2019
Michele @nutrition.east completely resolved my severe back problem.
After seeing many specialists and being fed painkiller after painkiller by the NHS Michele set me on the right course to healing! Thank you nutriton.east
Lucia Zilio, London Dec 2018
Michele is a professional and compassionate nutritionist with outstanding knowledge on functional medicine and its many practises.
Within a few weeks, Michele has developed an exact dietary plan that has simply solved my ailments and restored me to great energy levels. She is working with me and motivating me towards adopting and learning of holistic approaches as a healing plan towards a healthy and happy life-style. I cannot thank Michele and the clinic enough.