Nkechi Goodacre DipNT, AFMCP, mBANT, CNHC, mIFM
I am a registered Nutritional Therapist with a specialised interest in the functional medicine approach . I qualified at the College of Naturopathic Medicine and have since completed the AFMCP with the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) in the US. I am also a DNALife certified practitioner. DNALife are a laboratory based in Copenhagen. This means I am qualified to order, interprete and provide nutritional or lifestyle recommendations based on their saliva-based DNA tests. Genetic testing and nutrigenomics are interesting additions to personalised nutrition. These tests can give an insight into your health for instance if you are lactose intolerant, how you metabolise fats vs carbohydrates.
I specialise in gut and hormone health but also enjoy helping clients with weight loss. I believe the health of the gut is the driver of several chronic conditions - in fact research into gut health has exploded over the last few years and is now associated with several conditions.
I really believe in the healing power of foods and have seen the concept of 'Food as Medicine' work again and again. I believe working towards finding the root cause of your symptoms is important in order to support my clients nutritionally, allowing the body to heal itself. After the first consultation, which is typically 75mins, I provide a detailed nutrition and lifestyle protocol for my clients to follow over a 5-6 week period after which we meet again for a follow-up.
I am scientific-focused and like to keep up to date with the latest scientific papers focused on nutrition and health. I write a blog frequently on topics such as hormones, toxins, nutrients etc In practice, I find functional testing (blood, saliva, stool) really useful to inform an even better targeted nutrition protocol but this is not always necessary.
I will provide a free 15min consultation should you have further questions on how I can help you achieve your health goals. I can run consultations remotely via Zoom or in central London.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip Nutritional Therapy, College of Naturopathic Medicine, UK
AFMCP, Institute of Functional Medicine, US
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.
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