Muriel Wallace-Scott, Registered Nutritional Therapist, DipION, mBANT, rCNHC
I am a registered nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with a real passion for gut health, the immune system, and supporting people with chronic and/or unexplained symptoms. My approach involves supporting my clients using evidence-based nutritional medicine, lifestyle interventions and supplements (where appropriate) to optimise their health, help them feel better and happier.
I love working with people and help them 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 of their health puzzle and maybe understand why they became sick in the first place.
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 interventions and support.
My journey in healthcare 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 (sometimes incorrect!) and being left with little to no support. I don't think that is good enough. I feel strongly about not only helping people gain a better understanding of their body but enabling them to take an active role in their 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 step back and a more holistic view. Functional medicine looks for underlying imbalances and dysfunctions 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 protocol, so even if you and a friend have the same symptoms or condition you are unlikely to get the same support plan. After all, your journeys have been entirely different and unique. This is why I strongly believe that working with an experienced practitioner is a must, especially if you have tried to improve your health on your own but have had limited to no success.
If we are going to work together, know that you will not just be another number and I will truly be supporting you throughout this journey. Because I mostly work, and more importantly enjoy working, with people with complex health issues, I invest the time that is needed outside of your appointment time to really immerse myself in your case, researching and learning as much as I can about you, your uniqueness, your background, your medical and family history, your physiology... I never take on more clients than I can manage at any one time and I allocate time in my schedule to support my existing clients as needed. I am not one of these practitioners who see clients back to back all day every day and forget about you the moment your session is over. For these reasons, I only work with people who are truly committed to getting better and ready to put in the work.
Please contact me to book a discovery call to check that we are the right fit for each other.
These are the main areas I can help with and love working with:
- Gut health and all gut related symptoms and conditions
- Immune system and autoimmunity, allergies, intolerances/ sensitivities, food reactivities, 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 imbalances, 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... Most of 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
I invest heavily in continued training and education to ensure my knowledge is kept up to date.
I undergo regular training each year 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.
- Infertility, Prenatal Care, and Maternal Health Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications - Kharrazian Institute
- 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)
- Dip ION - Institute for Optimum Nutrition (London)
- 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
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. Due to the complex nature of the clients I work with, I now only offer treatment packages.
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 however offer face to face appointments in the following location (limited availability):
- The Maple Leaf Clinic, 20 The Green, Twickenham, London, TW2 5AB
Monday to Friday.
Evening appointments available.
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: