Michelle Boehm DipION mBANT CNHC
When was the last time you felt well and bursting with energy?
Are you a busy office worker commuting to the city every day, feeling exhausted, frustrated at not being able to eat healthy or not knowing what to eat and using coffee to keep you going?
I offer personalised nutrition and lifestyle plans for busy people, to help you change your life, manage health concerns and achieve your goals.
Whether you want to improve general well-being, look and feel younger, lose weight, build muscle, increase your energy and elevate your mood, or you have a specific health problem – my experienced advice and support can guide you to achieve your goals.
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 is a complementary nutrition and lifestyle medicine that is appropriate for individuals who would like to bring their health back in balance and support their well-being. The therapy is not a replacement for medical advice and the practitioner will always refer a client to a medical practitioner where appropriate. Practitioners do not diagnose or treat illnesses but rather use nutrients and lifestyle modifications to optimise the functioning of bodily systems, address imbalances and encourage the body’s natural ability to return to optimal health.
A BANT registered nutritionist aims to determine how an individual’s intricate network of systems in the body can be thrown off balance by stress, unhealthy diet and lifestyle choices. The practitioner will use various tools to identify how these imbalances may be linked to an individual’s symptoms and develop a unique, personalised nutrition and lifestyle programme to help bring the individual back on track.
Nutritional therapists function on the premise that each person is unique and they do not adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach as the manifestation of a person’s imbalances may depend on their individual genetics, diet, lifestyle and environment. A BANT registered nutritionist is trained in clinic to provide one-to-one health advice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’ve worked in the finance industry for over 10 years, during which I’ve often seen 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 debilitating 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. One colleague said that I should pursue nutrition as a career, this is how my curiosity erupted. I learnt first hand that to achieve long term, optimum health, each person needs to be seen 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 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). 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
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Anaemia *
- Balanced diet
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Coeliac disease *
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diabetes *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Eczema *
- Endometriosis *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Hyperthyroidism *
- Hypothyroidism *
- Iron deficiency anaemia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Menopause *
- Migraine *
- Obesity *
- Osteoporosis *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Pregnancy and preconception
- Premenstrual syndrome *
- Psoriasis *
- Rosacea *
- Skin health *
- 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.
Initial Discussion - FREE
Consultations - 1 hour - £80 A comprehensive case history is taken to discuss in detail your main goals, symptoms, diet and lifestyle. 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).
You may also be referred to your GP (with your permission) for further investigations or tests. Nutritional Therapy is a complementary therapy, which means it can work alongside conventional medicine.
We will agree a suitable action plan that is most feasible for you and you will receive a personalised written analysis.
Follow-up sessions - 45-minutes - £70 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 three or four sessions.
Save £5 per session by booking a three session, 8-week package now. This includes a one hour initial consultation and two 45-minute follow-up consultations for £205.
Refer a friend now and you and your friend will receive one free follow-up consultation (worth £70) when both of you purchase a 8-week package.
The consultations are supportive, informative and confidential.
Email support is available between appointments if required.
Programme £50: 5-week digestion boost challenge. There are certain general diet and lifestyle changes that can help support everyone's digestion. Try this programme if you would like a general plan to help you improve your digestion.
Type of session
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Weekdays between 9am and 9pm. Weekends 10am to 5pm.