Dr Nina Dobrovinskaya

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Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH4
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I am Dr Nina. I’m a Registered Nutritional Therapist, qualified pharmacist, and a PhD in Organic chemistry who specialises in gut health and pain and fatigue issues. 

I’ve always wanted to help people heal and trained to become a pharmacist. However, after over five years of study I started to notice that we, as a society, are overmedicating but getting sicker and sicker. Since my education also included herbal medicine, I soon realised that herbal remedies should be the first option, before moving to pharmaceuticals. 

Edinburgh, Scotland is where I did my PhD in Organic Chemistry (hence the Dr in my title) and where I live with my husband and children today. 

My personal health journey had led to my special interest in chronic conditions that involve pain and fatigue as my health drastically deteriorated after I had my first child. I was constantly exhausted, and in pain all over my body where I could not even get out of bed. I felt isolated, hopeless and desperate to feel better. All I got offered were variety of antidepressants, without even a diagnosis. Desperate for improvement I have tried them all, but the side effects were horrible, and I felt even worse. 

I knew that I had to take a matter in my own hands.  My research background meant that I love detective work and I am great at it. So, I started digging for solutions using my knowledge in pharmaceuticals and organic chemistry (the building blocks of life). Having always suspected we are overmedicated, and with personal experience of the harsh side effects, I started to look into nutrition and lifestyle. This led me to the Institute for Optimum Nutrition for a Nutritional Therapist degree. 

The superior results I’ve achieved for myself and my clients with this approach has been very exciting. I believe that your supermarket is your pharmacy, your kitchen is your lab, and you can learn to be your own scientist and harness the healing power of food. 

You can read more about me and my approach on my website www.drninanutrition.com

I live in Edinburgh, but see clients all over the UK via Zoom.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Pharmacy, St-Petersburg Chemical Pharmaceutical University
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
  • Registered Nutritional Therapist, Institute for Optimum Nutrition
  • Health Coach, Zest4Life
  • SIBO mastery program, the SIBO doctor
  • Working towards my IFM qualification 

I am a certified member of The British Association of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). 

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.


Additional information

I offer free 30 minutes Discovery call to discuss your needs and how we can address them together.

12-Week Personalised Programme

My programme is tailored to you and your unique health needs and includes:

  • Initial 90-minute consultation
  • In-depth health and lifestyle assessment to consider symptoms, medical history, family history, lifestyle, stress and movement
  • Full research and preparation on your case before and between consultations, using the latest evidence in nutritional science
  • Functional lab test recommendations and interpretations (extra costs for lab tests apply)
  • In-depth analysis of drug-nutrient interactions of current medications (as a qualified pharmacist I will make sure all recommendations are safe)
  • Communication with your GP if required
  • Personalised nutrition, lifestyle and supplement plan
  • Adjustment of the plan with each follow-up appointment (if required)
  • Health coaching to help you implement recommendations
  • Unlimited instant messaging support throughout the package via your client portal
    10% discount on pharmaceutical-grade supplements
  • Valid for 16 weeks

Three levels of support to choose from:

Monthly Support
The full 12-week programme, with three coaching sessions

Fortnightly Support
The full 12-week programme, with six coaching sessions

Weekly Support
The full 12-week programme, with ten coaching sessions

Investment starts at £375.

When I work

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Further information

I offer 12-week personalised programme with 3 different levels of support: monthly support, fortnightly support and weekly support.

Investment starts at £375.

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH4

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)

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Dr Nina Dobrovinskaya
Dr Nina Dobrovinskaya