Rita Arora Bsc Hons, GPhC mBANT, CNHC.
I am a fully qualified pharmacist with an understanding of many disease states, allopathic medicine, complementary therapies and homeopathic medicines.
I enjoy working with clients to educate them about how nutrition and food influences their health and together we create a programme which is both realistic and achievable. This enables clients to take control and manage their own health in a way which is sustainable and natural.
As a pharmacist, I also help clients who seek alternatives to conventional medicine, or, who seek a qualified approach to taking conventional and homeopathic, herbal or vitamin supplements.
I also lecture in nutrition, teaching at London's prestigious CNM. I believe education is a right, rather than privilege and to that end also work for a charity Family Mosaic, teaching the educationally unfortunate on how to better mange their health and diet, with a view to better health and employment. To help educate those interested in food, I work alongside trained Chefs at Leith's School of Food and Wine, teaching nutrition to students in a kitchen setting. This unique background in pharmacy, education, nutrition and cooking allows me to understand science, and how best to put this into a practical workable solution.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip CNM Nutritional therapy (London)
BSC Hons Pharmacy (Manchester)
Full member GPhC (General Pharmaceutical Council)
Full member of BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy)
Full member of CNHC (Complementary and Natural Health Council)
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.
£225 incl VAT- initial Consultation (60 mins)
£135 incl VAT Follow-up consultations (30-45mins )
Consultations are available 7 days a week
monday- sunday by appointment
The initial consultation lasts for 60 minutes during which a full history is discussed, and a nutrition optimization plan is agreed.
Follow-up consultations are normally conducted 3-4 weeks later to discuss progress and to fine-tune the plan as required.
Sometimes Functional testing is required e.g. stool testing, adrenal spit testing etc.
NB: Nutritional Therapy is not a replacement to conventional medicine and on occasion, a referral to your GP may be recommended.