Nigel Fawthrop

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mBANT CNHC, Personalised Nutrition, mental health, stress
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Edinburgh EH1 & EH9
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you struggling with your mental or physical health or quite possibly both? Maybe you'd like to improve your performance in some way? 

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed, stressed, or suffer from low motivation or low energy?

You may feel lost and don't feel like yourself as you once did or would like to?

Maybe you feel tired and wired or suffer from brain fog and lack the mental clarity you'd like?

Perhaps you're someone who's been struggling from unexplained fatigue, or just feeling off and are concerned about some aspect of your health but keep 'kicking the can down the road', in the belief/hope that 'I'm fine, it's OK ' or hear/think – 'that's just normal – you're just getting a bit older – it's just how it is'. (I'm thinking typically of men here – I get it).

Perhaps you'd like to improve some aspect of your performance; it could be sports-focused or having the energy to do the things you'd like or performance in the boardroom or bedroom that's not what it once was.

Perhaps you've been offered medication and/or psychological support or are on medication for mental health issues or have been told there's nothing wrong, 'everything has come back normal' and yet that's not how it feels to you.

If you are reading this, you're probably motivated to want to do something about it. Diet and lifestyle, life experiences, environment, infections etc. may be affecting how you feel, yet no one is exploring or reviewing these aspects with you

I offer a free 20–30-minute health strategy call. I invite you to book a call with me to discuss your issues and if we feel my services can benefit you.

Hi, my name is Nigel; I am a BANT registered Nutritional therapist and nutritionist®, Neurolinguistic practitioner and health coach, Certified Heartmath practitioner and Firstbeat Life Assessment provider. I have a particular passion for supporting people struggling with aspects of their mental health. How many times when seeking help does anyone ask about your diet and lifestyle, infections, or gut health, for example? My other areas of specific interest include supporting men's health and performance and building resilience to deal with future life challenges. My goal is to help people make better-informed decisions for their future to live healthier and happier lives.

Health issues are complex, and there's typically not just one thing that will sort everything out. It can take time working together to work out what's been going on and build and support the sustainable change you want. As a Nutritional Therapist/Functional Medicine practitioner, I don't only talk about food but I consider many aspects of diet/lifestyle to understand how you got to where you are and work together to support improvements. I may recommend functional testing, perhaps genetic testing, where appropriate to help assess underlying vulnerabilities. I take a food first approach, but often some period of additional supplementation may be recommended. 

I recognise making habit changes is hard for probably 99.9% of people.  Knowing what to do is only a tiny part of it, often our past diet and lifestyle habits may have been contributory factors to how we feel now. That’s why I prefer to work with people for a minimum of 3-4 months, but 6-12 months is likely to be more beneficial.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully insured, qualified and registered member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

  • Nutritional Therapy Practice Dip (CNELM) 
  • Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach

Other Training 

  • Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) 
  • Centre for Integrative Sports Nutrition - Completion 
  • Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment provider
  • Heartmath Certified Practitioner
  • Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)  AFMCP 2018, Progressing Modules toward certification including GI, Environmental (detoxification) / Cardiovascular health.
  • Nutrigenomics, DNALife, Ben Lynch Seeking health/Schiecon 2016/2017, Lifecode GX.
  • Kharrazian Institute, Neuroinflammation, Gastrointestinal Health, Auto-immunity and Hashimoto’s, Diabetes, Cognitive decline
  • Extensive CPD on a wide variety of health issues, including Gut health, mental health, detoxification, hormones, immune health, cardiovascular health, functional testing, long covid

I’m also undertaking training with:

  • Psychiatry Redefined: Redefining Mental Health Care
  • NICABM (National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine) – Various Modules.

Institute of Functional Medicine (member)

Member organisations

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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.

British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)

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.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Nutrition topics

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.


Free initial online session

Additional information

I offer a free 20-30 minute Health Strategy call to explore your issues and to see if we are a good fit to work collaboratively together. 

I offer Packages of various lengths starting at 3 months starting from £760.

I also offer health checks, including Consultation and the Functional DX Ultra Blood test (over 85 markers). 

When I work

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Further information

My in-person clinic availability is Monday 2:00pm - 6:00pm at Napiers Clinic, Edinburgh. 

I also offer consultations online. 

The Edinburgh Herbal Dispensary, 18 Bristo Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1EZ

Edinburgh, EH9

Type of session

In person

Online platforms

Nigel Fawthrop
Nigel Fawthrop