Ruth Pretty B.Ed(Hons), MAR, ITEC, dip ION, memBANT, NTC, CNHC
Ruth Pretty is a highly qualified and experienced Nutrition Therapist, having trained with the prestigious College for Optimum Nutrition in London. She has extensive experience as a Reflexologist and Aromatherapist and opened her Holistic Clinic in 1992. Ruth's positive and passionate attitude along with her knowledge enable her to connect in an empathetic manner to help inspire you.
She is passionate about food and the impact it has on how we feel and how our bodies work. Eating and drinking well improves our energy, our ability to deal with stress and our overall mood, sleep and weight. It has a huge impact on our health and the symptoms we are experiencing. Ruth gives advice on supplements and has experience with a large variety of tests.
Ruth is also a keen cook and writes recipes for her clients, websites, health clubs, she gives talks, runs workshops and speaks on local radio.
If you are low in specific vitamins and minerals, have an imbalanced fat intake, are short of protein or eating unhelpful carbohydrates making the right changes to your diet could help. Many health conditions are an indication that there are nutrient deficiencies and that the body is maladapting. Even when we think we are eating a well balanced diet, it can still leave you deficient in vital nutrients and feeling unwell and in a state of dis-ease.
The aim of a Nutrition Consultation is to identify and tackle the underlying causes of your health concerns. Our present day lifestyles are loaded with stress, illness, environmental toxins, denatured food, added to our genetic weaknesses it increases our need for nutrients.
When Ruth sees you she will write an individual programme tailored totally to you and your symptoms to provide essential nutrients, aid healing and detoxification where necessary, to enable your body to achieve and maintain .... Optimum Health.
Ruth is also a Metabolic Balance Consultant, this is an award winning individualised programme based on over 25 years of research. It involves a blood test which selects the foods to reset your metabolism, realigning your hormones to bring about weight regulation whether you want to lose or gain. It is an anti-inflammatory, anti-aging programme and without doubt the most effective but natural approach to weight regulation and vitality.
For further information, go to www.nutritionallywhole.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Ruth (dip.ION) trained for 4 years with The Institute for Optimum Nutrition and was given a licence to practice in 2003. She has been practising ever since.
Ruth is a member of the British Association of Nutrition Therapists (BANT) a national body seeking nutritional excellence.
Ruth is registered with the Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC) and is a Practitioner with the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
As part of Continued Professional Development, Ruth attends regular BANT approved lectures, thus keeping up to date with the latest nutrition science.
Ruth's background is in teaching, so she sees her role as a Nutrition Therapist as educator, teaching you about your body, how it works and what it needs food wise in order for you to take charge and keep those symptoms at bay. Her enthusiastic and positive approach help inspire you to make those changes.
She also writes recipes to motivate her clients, offering tasty healthy recipes that are easy to prepare.
Ruth is passionate about her role as educator, she holds workshops on various health topics. A day would include delicious food, including a two course lunch, recipes and handouts on the nutrition subject. It offers you a chance to understand the importance of certain foods and the value they play in your health as well as taste them in a very relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Subjects covered so far have been Better Blood Sugar Balance and its impact on our energy and hormones and Mind Mood and Memory with relevance to protecting against Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.
Please get in touch if you would like to attend or have any subject you would like covered.
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.
Ruth will send you a questionnaire (giving details of your health concerns, symptoms, medical history, medication and supplements) and a 3 day food diary, to be filled in and returned before we meet. This forms the basis of the first consultation which takes about one and a half hours and costs £100.
A follow up consultation costs £45, lasts about 45 minutes and usually takes place 4 weeks after the first consultation. This allows for support and adjustments to be made to the programme as progress is made.
These prices include email and telephone support in between consultations and of course Ruth's lovely recipes. Visit her website for her recipes.
"I was looking for a nutritionist who could help me become thinner whilst making sure I have energy and strength too. What I found was someone who genuinely understood my despair, I want you to know how your help is significant, it is literally changing my life. Thank you Ruth". Raquel, Worcester.
"I feel 100% better and pleased to be feeling so different. Totally worthwhile." E. M. Worcester.
"This has really helped me restart my life - thank you." Debra, Worcester.
"I can't tell you how much you have helped me feel so much better, with your advice and explanations" Rachel, Kidderminster.
"I really enjoyed your informative workshop, I also enjoyed the food and the company, thank you for offering us this day" Betty, Worcester.
"The workshop was very informative, enlightening and helpful. It also gave me inspiration for change. the food was excellent - thank you". Susan, Worcester.