Norma Bridge, Dip ION, MBANT, CNHC, NTCC
Norma at Essentia Nutrition works closely with you to find the root causes to your health concerns, then creates a personal diet and lifestyle plan that empowers you to take control of your own health and wellbeing.
Nutritional therapy is about much more than just 'healthy eating'. It uses food as a medicine to bring the body's systems back in to balance to promote it's natural healing capabilities. This can be a very effective way of dealing with a wide range of common health issues.
Common health concerns:
- digestion & gut health
- women's health
- thyroid health
- men's health
- immune health
- weight management
- controlling cravings
- food allergy and food intolerance
- eating for energy
- healthy eating
- balanced diet
- managing stress
- skin health
- mental health
- heart health
Contact me today by phone or email to find out how nutritional therapy could help you:
...isn't your health worth it?
Training, qualifications & experience
Norma Bridge is a Nutritional Therapist with over 12 yrs of experience in the field, she graduated from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) in London and the University of Bedfordshire in 2006. ION is recognised as one of the foremost nutritional institutes in the United Kingdom.
Although her training has covered all areas of health and nutrition, Norma's experience has focused on digestion & gut health such as IBS and SIBO, food allergy and intolerance, women's health, thyroid health, autoimmunity and weight control.
In the past, Norma has tutored with Premier Global Trowbridge and CNM College of Naturopathic Medicine Bristol where she taught clinical skills to nutritional therapy students. In addition, she regularly provides workshops and seminars at a corporate level as well as local clubs and groups.
See below for memberships with professional organisations...
- Registered with the British Association for Applied Nutritional Therapy (BANT)
Norma is a Full member of this professional body for Nutritional Therapists and is obliged to abide by their Code of Ethics, professionally insured and undertakes regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as encouraged by the organisation.
- Registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) is an organisation set up with government support. Norma is a registered member of this organisation and has provided proof of training and experience within the field, professionally insured and abides by the CNHC’s Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics
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.
First consultation: £75 for 75 minutes to £90 for 90 minutes
Follow-ups: £50 for 50 minutes, pro rata thereafter
Consultations usually take place in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere at convenient clinic locations in Bristol and Olveston. Alternately telephone consultations are also available.
The first consultation usually lasts 75 to 90 minutes and includes:
- In-depth analysis of your medical history, lifestyle and diet
- Explanation of your health issues
- Discussion of useful laboratory tests
- Creation of your 1st phase personalised programme
Diet and lifestyle changes are negotiated with you to ensure they are achievable and sustainable. Vitamin or mineral supplements are often recommended to accelerate the healing process.
The initial programme is monitored and reviewed after 4 to 6 weeks at a follow-up consultation that normally lasts 50 minutes. Further follow-up consultations may be necessary, depending on what you are aiming to achieve.
We use the latest laboratory methods to analyse the systems in the body that control your health. Laboratory tests are an additional fee.
Other Areas Of Nutrition I Deal With:
At Essentia we offer a variety of laboratory tests from Genova Diagnostics, Regenerus Labs, Biolab, Cambridge Nutritional Sciences, which include IgE food allergy and IgG food intolerance tests, genetics from Life Code Gx or Viome, hormonal from Precision Analytical Inc, nutritional status, stool analysis, metabolic function, bone health, please see website for a full list.
"It's a rare thing to find a practitioner with a great manner, excellent knowledge and a true dedication to getting results for their clients - and you have all of these. I'm really glad I found you!"
"I feel absolutely fabulous - no problems whatsoever - it feels so good to be normal again"
"Thanks for all your help and information Norma, you are a tremendous help and terrific individual."
"Essentia nutrition's expert advise has truly transformed our lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
"I have been meaning to drop you a note to thank you for the workshop the other evening. I thought you were very professional and the content was fascinating."
"Thanks again Norma for all that you have done to help me. I don't think that I would be as well as I am today without you!!"
"…you have been very highly recommended by a friend of mine and I would like to make an appointment."
"I have been feeling so much better, with energy! Can't thank you enough for that."
"Thank you so much for the initial consultation - I am feeling very positive about making changes!"
"I have been encouraged by my progress and your science-based advice and I have recommended you to another friend whom I believe is about to make an appointment.''