Natalie R Gillan, BSc, PhD, DipRAW, MNLP, mBANT, CNHC
I am a fully qualified Registered Nutritional Therapist and Functional Medicine Practitioner with over 12 years of clinical practice specialising in blood sugar imbalance, immune support, weight management, gastrointestinal problems and pre/post weight loss surgery nutrition.
Many new patients are referred by clinics specialising in blood sugar issues, weight management, weight loss and bariatric surgery, specialist consultant gastroenterologists and GPs.
"Many of my First Time patients come to me in a state of desperation having run the gauntlet with the full spectrum of unsuccessful possible solutions. These range from fad diets and regimes, the family GP guidance, to Private Spas & Clinics. I am often amazed by the amounts of time and money they have invested with very little to show for it."
"Whereas every patient presents their own unique combination of personal, emotional and biochemical/nutritional factors that conspire to give rise to unwanted symptoms, my depth and breadth of professional experience allows me to focus quickly on the key areas of imbalance."
Our professional practice is based on the sensitive interplay of:
- Knowledge & Experience,
- Empathetic Therapeutic Relationships,
With Knowledge & Experience comes the understanding of the factual hard science behind your condition. This includes the science of Biochemistry and Human Physiology in the context of your detailed lifelong medical history as defined through comprehensive questionnaires, past and current investigations and a focused interview process.
With an Empathetic Therapeutic Relationship comes my sharing with you the burden imposed by your condition. This includes: self-esteem, family pressures, social & emotional stresses, ability to cope. I am on your side and will provide the continuity of care you need through your journey back to great health.
With Motivation comes the “Can Do” attitude that may have abandoned you in the past. Your level of Motivation to achieve your Health Goals will determine your level of success.
We focus on that Motivation from Day One!
Immune support during virus pandemic.
Gastrointestinal disorders, food intolerance, SIBO, special diets including low FODMAPs, SCD.
Metabolic Syndrome: insulin resistance, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, excess body fat.
Weight Loss Surgery: Pre & Post Procedure Patient Care.
Body Composition Analysis: BIA Testing & Weight Management.
Mrs Gillan has worked and studied for the past ten years in the fields of nutrition, nutritional therapy, weight management, nutrition support for weight loss surgery patients, chronic diseases, metabolic syndrome and gastrointestinal disorders. She completed her training in stress management in 2003 and in nutritional therapy in 2007.
As a bariatric surgery team member, Mrs Gillan works with world-class surgeons and psychologists supporting weight loss surgery patients beyond NHS or private clinics care packages. She is a certified EndoBarier Nutritionist; works with patients with restrictive and malabsorptive bariatric interventions including:
- gastric band
- gastric balloon
- gastric sleeve
- gastric bypass
She holds practitioner status in FirstLine Therapy Weight Management and Therapeutic Lifestyle Programme, qualifying her to address many chronic health problems. She provides nutrition support to patients with:
- excess body weight
- eating issues
- insulin resistance
- poor appetite control
Mrs Gillan has extensive expertise in addressing a root cause of gastrointestinal disorders including:
- bacterial imbalance,
- bloating and discomfort,
- bowels management,
- food intolerance and allergies.
Mrs Gillan is a certified practitioner in Impedimed BioImpedance Body Composition Analysis using the Impedimed DF50 medical device. She uses the Analysis with:
- patients wishing to improve their physical training efficiency;
- in fat loss, muscle gain and anti-ageing programmes;
- for monitoring bariatric patients’ fat loss and muscle mass;
- for muscle mass control associated with chronic diseases and elderly patients.
Mrs Gillan is a qualified and registered Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner, which enables her to initiate the desired change in patient’s behaviour, motivate them and to assist in achieving their specific goals and results.
Mrs Gillan is actively involved in nutrition science research through supervision of postgraduate dissertations.
Mrs Gillan is a registered expert on bariatric nutrition with Coleman Research. She is a tutor of nutrition courses and a lecturer at secondary schools on the subjects of nutrition, healthy eating and well-being, eating issues and Optimum Nutrition for children.
Training, qualifications & experience
Raworth College (UK)
First Line Therapy
Licensed & Certified Practitioner of IMP DF50 Unit
McKenna & Bandler
|Master Practitioner Neuro-Linguistic Programming|
Certified EndoBarrier Nutritionist including Bariatric Intervention Device Management
BSc (Hon), PhD (Hon), Natural Sciences
Paragon College (UK)
Nutritional Therapy Tutor
|Coleman Research (London)
||Accredited Expert for Bariatric Nutrition
Bariatric MDT member
Bariatric Nutritionist member of Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) for Weight Loss Surgery in London
SCOLA College (UK)
Teachers Qualification (Level 4)
CNELM (Middlesex University)
MSc Research & Dissertation Supervisor
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.
Highgate Private Hospital Clinic: Initial £175, follow-up £145
Harley Street BioLab Medical Clinic: Initial £175, follow-up £145
Body Composition Testing and Recommendations: £145
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Paola T wrote about her weight management programme with Natalie...
"I am seriously impressed. This is the first time in my life that somebody understood my issue about weight straight away and I can already see results! Thank you sooooooo much!"
Rick P wrote about his post bariatric surgery patient care by Natalie...
"Without Dr. Gillan’s great support and consultation, the intra-gastric balloon would have been an unutilized tool and it would have not resulted in the dramatic weight loss that I have experienced."
Fiona G wrote about her complex journey back to well-being with Natalie's support...
"Thank you Natalie…
For almost 8 years I have suffered from a blend of symptoms that ranges from discomfort (on a good day) to debilitating pain (on many days)… until now (I am touching wood as I say this).
In no particular order, these symptoms included: poor sleep, nervousness, bloating, loss of appetite, cramps in my stomach, heart rate racing and irregular, tenderness in my scalp, low energy level, and so on.
My seemingly endless visits to all manner of medical specialists and generalists included functional medicine and cognitive behavior therapists but to no avail.
The general consensus was the totally unhelpful diagnosis of either unknown source (from some) or a functional disorder (from others)…
…until I found you through the Nutritionist Association website (BANT).
Your painstaking focus on ALL my medical history, your use of a comprehensive set of focused diagnostic tests plus your coordination with my GP and the second round of specialists that you guided me to, have unraveled the complex root of my problems. And the pain is under control and many of the symptoms are gone completely. Your calm, professional manner and relentless persistence on my behalf were key factors for me.
Thank you Natalie for being with me every step of the difficult way over the past 6 months as I regained control over my body, my emotions and my professional role and breadwinner of the family.
Life is good again!"
Clare S describes her return to her "energetic glowingly healthy slim" self as Natalie's patient...
I am an energetic, glowingly healthy slim 38 year old woman...but this was not always the case. Before I met Natalie Gillan I was a fatigued, tired looking, moody mum who relied on sugary snacks and caffeine to get me through the afternoon. I often needed to nap with my daughter everyday.
I suffered from sleeping problems (despite my daughter sleeping through the night) and had skin irritation since I was 14 years old and about every 6 weeks I was getting ill with “food poisoning“ like symptoms for about 24 hours.
Frustratingly, my diet was actually quite good which made me realise that I couldn’t solve these problems by myself. I had tried various diets and cleanse programmes to get my energy levels up but nothing seemed to be working.
My objective when I first saw Natalie was to increase my energy levels and just to feel “well” again.
My case was quite challenging as all the problems I’ve mentioned were actually linked and for Natalie it was a case of finding where best to start!
In an inter-related case like mine, Natalie’s approach is perfect as she decided to tackle things in stages so that we could measure progress as tackling all of the problems at once would not have worked. As my issues were mainly related the hormone system of the body, there has to be a place to start, which is why you need someone like Natalie to unravel the problem. In addition to nutrition and lifestyle advice, Natalie likes to “hit things hard” with supplements. In my case this really sped up the progress I was to make.
We started with stabilising my blood sugar with a low Glycaemic Load diet, supplements and eating at certain times of day; which with the exception of the supplements has become my daily routine. I felt the difference within days in a reduction in sugar cravings and an increase in energy levels.
Over the next few months we tackled with nutrition and supplements, stabilising my female hormone levels which my husband in particular has felt the benefit of....no more irritable wife! We boosted liver function, which is the powerhouse of your body.
I then chose to investigate food intolerances with Natalie’s help, which is where things got particularly interesting. I was found to be intolerant to dairy, yeast, eggs and corn and within 4 weeks of giving up these foods my skin irritation of 24 years has almost completely gone. I was amazed and thrilled as this was side effect of what I was doing as I never sought nutritional therapy for my skin irritation. I’m now working through a programme of re-introducing theses foods with Natalie’s guidance to see if I can tolerate them again.
The changes I’ve made have also had an impact on my family as they are by default healthier. I am constantly asked what skincare products I use as my skin glows and I sometimes don’t even wear make up anymore. I’m also a stone lighter, which was the baby weight I couldn’t shift. I’m also running, swimming and going to the gym again, which would never have been possible before I met Natalie.