Muriel Wallace-Scott, Registered Nutritional Therapist, DipION, mBANT, rCNHC
I am a registered nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner and I specialise in gut health, autoimmunity and chronic complex cases.
I work with people to figure out the root cause behind their symptoms and ill health. I do the detective work so they can understand their body better, finally connect the dots and understand why they became sick in the first place.
My goal when working with my clients is to support them using evidence-based nutritional medicine, lifestyle interventions and supplements (where appropriate), so that they reclaim control of their health, feel better and happier.
Sadly good health can be really hard work for some people but I firmly believe that anyone, no matter how poorly they are, can improve their quality of life with the right support.
My journey in health and nutrition began many years before I trained in nutrition and functional medicine. I can completely relate to what it is like to not feel yourself , going from one doctor to the next looking for answers and being told that there is nothing wrong, or being given a diagnosis but being left to little to no support. I don't think that is good enough. I feel strongly about not only helping my clients understand their body better but enabling them to take an active role in their own healthcare in order to get better.
I practice nutritional therapy using a functional medicine approach.
While conventional medicine focuses primarily on diagnosing a disease and how to manage symptoms as the disease progresses, functional medicine takes a much more holistic approach. Functional medicine looks for underlying imbalances and dysfunction in the body which may have caused the symptom or disease in the first place, and aims to restore balance and health. Every person is biochemically unique so treatment should be just as individual.
There is no one-size-fits-all cure, so even if you and a friend have the same symptoms or condition you won’t get the same treatment plan. After all, your journeys have been entirely different and unique. This is why working with an experienced practitioner is a must in my opinion, especially if you have tried to improve your health on your own but have had limited to no success.
These are the main areas I can help with:
- Gut health and all gut related symptoms and conditions
- Immune system and autoimmunity, allergies, intolerances/ sensitivities, food reactions, recurrent and/or chronic infections, feeling "run down", fatigue
- Female health and hormones, stress, PMS/PMT, weight management issues, vaginal health
- Cardiometabolic health, metabolic syndrome (blood sugar imbalance, type 2D, gestational D, insulin resistance), fatty liver, hypertension...
- Skin complaints
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Children's health
- Unexplained chronic symptoms
SUPPLEMENTS & TESTING
My approach focuses on food and lifestyle first. I also use nutritional supplements where appropriate and testing through the NHS and private laboratories. These are optional and discussed during the consultation.
Examples of functional tests that I often use in my clinic are comprehensive stool tests, hormones, thyroid, autoimmune, food reactivity/allergy panels, nutrient status, etc... These tests are run by private labs, but there is absolutely no pressure for you to embark on private testing.
From experience, testing can enable me to gain a deeper level of understanding about you and allow me to make more specific and targeted recommendations. I am however passionate about making my services accessible for all, which is why I work to offer the most cost-effective plan and only recommend supplements and testing where absolutely essential.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Dip ION - Institute for Optimum Nutrition (London)
- Diabetes and Dysglycemia Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications - Kharrazian Institute
- Neuroinflammation Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications - Kharrazian Institute
- Hashimoto’s Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications - Kharrazian Institute
- Autoimmunity Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications - Kharrazian Institute
- Gastrointestinal Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications - Kharrazian Institute
- AFMCP - Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (IFM)
- Biotransformation Advanced Practice Module (IFM)
- Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module (IFM)
- GI Advanced Practice Module (IFM)
- Immune Advanced Practice Module (IFM)
- Member of The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
- Registered with The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
- Member of The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
- Full professional indemnity insurance
I invest heavily in continued training and education to ensure my knowledge is kept up to date.
I undergo regular training at both the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Kharrazian Institute in the USA as part of my commitment to maintaining the highest standards of knowledge and competence in the practice of Functional Medicine.
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.
Visit my website for more information. I offer a range of programmes, so do get in touch via phone or email to see how I can help you.
Please note: My practice is currently mostly operating online so I can work with clients wherever they are, nationally and internationally.
I can currently offer face to face appointments in the following location:
- The Maple Leaf Clinic, 20 The Green, Twickenham, London, TW2 5AB
I regularly host talks and workshops on topics such as gut health, immune health, female hormones and children's health:
- Check out my upcoming events here: