Are you looking to take back control of your health? I specialise in hormones and gut health. I am passionate about helping my clients discover the root cause of their issues. Dealing with the source of your issue can help you get rid of the problem for good.
I offer personalised nutrition and lifestyle plans for busy people, to help you change your life, manage health concerns and achieve your goals. We'll focus on the 4-pillar approach: nutrition, exercise, sleep and reducing stress.
Small, step-by-step, sustainable changes to diet and lifestyle can already make a big difference. My philosophy is that restrictive, complicated diets don't work long-term, food should be delicious, simple and nutritious.
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional therapy involves food and lifestyle modifications and supplement support to heal a body system that is in crisis, restoring balance so that the body can perform normally again. Testing can help determine the root cause of the issue.
Training, qualifications & experience
I previously worked in the finance industry for over 10 years. During this time, I often saw over-worked colleagues suffering from stress, low energy and eventually burnout trying to keep up with their punishing schedules. I too had a very stressful life, managing a large team and working long hours to achieve deadlines. I suffered from PMS, which affected my life and relationships.
This led me on my own journey to find a way to feel better and happier. I visited several practitioners looking for a 'quick fix'. Frustrated by the lack of results, I began taking responsibility for my own health, primarily through diet and lifestyle changes. I started noticing huge differences in my life, having more energy, feeling happier and generally healthier. I started giving colleagues around me informal advice, this is how my curiosity erupted. I learnt first hand that to achieve long term, optimum health, each person needs to be treated as unique, factoring in their personal lifestyle, diet and environment. I set up Live Better Health to help people on their journey to improved health.
I trained at the London Institute for Optimum Nutrition for 3 years and qualified as a Nutritional Therapist. Nutritional Therapy focuses on the principles of Functional Medicine, this appealed to me as its' focus is on understanding the root cause of the disease and then by addressing the underlying cause, it can restore balance and health.
I am an active member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT), the professional body for practitioners, promoting high standards of practice and integrity in the profession. I am also regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and a certified health coach by the Health Coaches Academy. I continuously keep up to date with current research in an ever changing nutrition world by regularly attending seminars, reading and watching webinars.
I am fully insured with Balens, specialist insurance for wellbeing professionals
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.
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Initial Discussion - FREE. Book here: https://www.livebetterhealth.co.uk/bookings
Consultations - 1 hour A comprehensive case history is taken to discuss your main goals, symptoms, diet and lifestyle in detail. I may also use tools such as testing to help ascertain any suspected underlying conditions (this is an additional cost) and supplementation (if required at a discounted cost).
We will agree a suitable action plan that is most feasible for you and you will receive a personalised written analysis.
Follow-up sessions - 1 hour Here we review your progress and set new goals to continue moving forward to optimal health. The initial plan can be tweaked as necessary and we can tackle any challenges you may have met.
Most people gain more benefit from having 3 or 4 sessions.
3-session package - 2-months - £250. This includes an initial consultation and 2 follow-up consultations.
Subsequent sessions - £80 per 1-hour session.
The consultations are supportive, informative and confidential.
Email/ text support is available between appointments if required.
Weekdays between 9am and 9pm. Weekends 10am to 5pm.
A selection of client feedback:
I had four sessions with Michelle and she helped me think through the different challenges and goals that I needed to do. She also outlined a few coping mechanisms for my stress. At the end of the four weeks, I had the skills that I needed to cope with the different aspects of my life. Having someone to talk to on a weekly basis was helpful to keep me on track and true to my commitment. Michelle is a great listener and asked the right questions and always willing to help. I would greatly recommend sessions with her.
I really liked that the 10-Day Detox Program was about making healthy changes rather than calorie counting, fasting or deprivation. It felt doable from the beginning and having a shopping list and daily eating plan made it so easy to follow. I was introduced to new recipes that were simple and delicious! Michelle was supportive along the way, always checking in and offering suggestions to get past my sugar cravings. I definitely noticed that I felt less hungry, was snacking less, and could control my cravings by the end of the detox and I'm planning to continue to incorporate some of the eating habits/recipes into the future. Thank you, Michelle!
Michelle is very intuitive, professional and understanding. She listened to my story and tried to really get me back to basics to understand the impact of food on my daily life and my health. She supported me with my imbalances and she followed up carefully. She’s very proactive and she’s also a very nice person.