Muriel Wallace-Scott, Registered Nutritional Therapist, DipION, mBANT, rCNHC
As a nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner I work with my clients to figure out "the why" behind their symptoms and disease. I do the detective work so they can understand where things have gone wrong. I then guide and support them to restore balance and optimise their health.
My journey in health and nutrition began many years before I trained as a nutritional therapist. I can completely relate to what it is like to not feel ourselves, new symptoms creeping in, going from one doctor to another looking for answers and being told that there is nothing wrong. I have had my fair share of health issues which have made me the compassionate and determined practitioner that I consider to be today.
Food is also one of my passions and I love sharing tips with my clients to help them develop a healthy and long lasting enjoyable relationship with food, whilst helping them achieve their health goals.
I trained in the functional medicine model, an individualised, person-centred, science-based approach. Every person is biochemically unique so treatment should be just as individual. 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. It looks for underlying imbalances and dysfunction in the body which may have caused the symptom or disease, and aims to restore balance and health.
Areas I most enjoy working with and see most commonly in clinic:
- Gut health and all gut related symptoms
- Immune system, autoimmune conditions, allergies, intolerances/ sensitivities, food reactions, recurrent colds & infections, feeling "run down"
- Female health and hormone imbalances, stress, PMS/PMT, difficulty losing weight/putting on weight
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Skin issues
- Mitochondrial dysfunction, chronic/ unexplained fatigue
- Children's health
SUPPLEMENTS & TESTING
My approach focuses on food and lifestyle first. I do use supplements where essential and recommend tests through the NHS and private laboratories where appropriate. These are optional and discussed during the consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Dip ION - Institute for Optimum Nutrition
- AFMCP - Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (IFM)
- Biotransformation (formerly Detox) 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 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 am also undergoing training at the Institute for Functional Medicine in the USA as part of my commitment to maintaining the highest standards of knowledge and competence in the practice of evidence based Nutritional Therapy and 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.
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have this medical condition, 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.
Visit my website for further information on my fees and what to expect before, during and after your consultation. I offer both packages and single consultations.
- The Maple Leaf Clinic, Twickenham, London, TW2 5AB
- Dr Terry Clinic, London SW7 - short walk from Gloucester Road underground station.
I also see clients at the following locations:
- The BodyMechanics - Physiotherapy Clinic, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 3SD
- Home Clinic, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2AL
- Online appointments available via video or telephone call
- Home visits can also be arranged if travel is an issue
TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT:
I recommend that you contact me via phone or email to discuss your health concerns and goals before booking your first consultation.
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I regularly host talks and workshops on topics such as gut health, immune health, female hormones, children's health and healthy eating:
- Check out my upcoming events here: