Nikki Brown, Heartfelt Nutrition, BSc N. Med, mBANT, CNHC
I am a registered nutritional therapist with a passion for helping people improve their health and vitality. Having personally resolved many health issues I have a good understanding of the challenges people face when making dietary and lifestyle changes. I focus on a wide range of health concerns and recognise that the body, mind and emotions are intrinsically linked.
Using the Functional Medicine model I take a wholistic approach which recognises that everyone is different and looks at the body as a whole in order to determine the underlying cause of any symptoms. Diet, supplement and lifestyle recommendations are individually tailored in order to address the underlying imbalances and support the body’s natural healing processes.
I ask you to complete a comprehensive questionnaire before we meet and my first consultations are 90 minutes long. This is so that I can get to know you, understand your health concerns and provide you with sufficient information at the first meeting to help you get started. Follow up consultations last for 1 hour. Because nutritional therapy is a complementary approach to healthcare I work alongside your GP and will refer you to your GP for testing, where appropriate, and occasionally recommend alternative laboratory testing.
I am based in Milton Keynes with easy access and parking. Please call / email me for further information and / or to see how I can help you.
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Alzheimer’s disease is the most frequent cause of age-related cognitive decline. 30m people are affected by the disease globally and it is estimated that this will increase to 160m by 2050. Alzheimer’s is a condition that has previously been seen as progressive and untreatable, but science based evidence has now shown that this is not the case. In 2014, Professor Dale Bredesen, a leading scientific researcher of Alzheimer’s disease in the US, shared his conclusions that diet and lifestyle are able to reverse early stages of cognitive decline and significantly reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer’s and other cognitive symptoms. His clinical evidence to date shows dramatic benefits never seen before, without the use of drugs, and the factors involved in the pathology and progression of Alzheimer’s disease are now understood, as well as factors that can positively influence the disease process.
I give a talk, lasting 1.5 to 2 hours with questions, on Alzheimer's disease. It looks at what Alzheimer’s is, what causes it and how the symptoms differ from normal aging. It looks at Professor Bredesen’s findings and how his approach to brain health reduces the risk factors, including genetic influences, nutrient deficiencies and Metabolic Syndrome, which is a key risk factor. And it also looks at what constitutes a healthy diet and lifestyle in relation to brain health. For those interested in making long lasting diet and lifestyle changes to support brain health, I also run an 8 week coaching programme called 'Action Against Alzheimer's'. Please call / email me and / or see my website for more details.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated in 2011 with a BSc in Nutritional Therapy from Thames Valley University, West London.
Since then I have practised as a nutritional therapist, hold regular educational workshops and run nutritional support groups.
I am a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT: www.bant.org.uk) and a registered member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC: ww.cnhc.org.uk).
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.
For current fees please see the website: www.heartfeltnutrition.co.uk