Sam Bourne DipNT, MBANT, NTCC, CNHC, Registered
I am a fully registered Nutritional Therapist and have been practicing Nutritional Therapy for 11 years, and very well qualified to guide you through this important step in your life. Nutritional therapy is a chance to look at your diet and lifestyle in detail, and how this is affecting your health and well-being. In particular the status of your gut microbiome as this can affect every aspect of health including mental health and well-being.
Making healthier dietary choices
If you have chosen to become Vegetarian, Vegan or just to remove dairy and wheat from your diet - I can guide you to make sure you are not missing out on nutrients and help create a delicious menu of options so you do not miss out on the enjoyment of food, as this can be one of the main reasons for not keeping up a healthy diet.
The first Stop for Health
Would you like to know more about good nutrition and how food affects you personally? Do you want to set healthier goals to make sure your health is at it's optimal now and in the future?
It may be that you have had a condition for a long time and have tried out many other things. Going to see a Nutritional Therapist can be the last resort for many people, but really should be the first stop to better health. You can use nutrition as a tool for better health on it's own without medications or you can use alongside the medical approach. Whichever way, it will in most cases improve symptoms. You don't have to have what is termed a "medical condition" to decide to use food as a health tool.
You can read the many books that are out there and find out some extremely valuable information about food and health and use the internet for finding out about anything you want to know about nutrition. In one way it is great that you have access to all this valuable information, but it can be confusing and hard to focus on what is best for you personally - I can help you with this.
Choosing a Nutritional Therapist that understands the health of the gut and the full process of digestion and detoxification is vital, as this is truly where good health begins and in most cases, where every single health condition can be improved. There is now a much clearer indication through science and many studies, that the health of your gut microbiome (gut bacteria and mycology) and the influence of differents foods on it, can have the most profound affect your your general health and well being as well as disease and serious health issues.
What to expect:
A consultation is really a Q & A session, it gives the person a chance to talk about their current diet, digestion and general health concerns that they feel could be linked to their diet. Going through a number of questions helps prompt the individual to consider things that maybe haven’t even been thought of in connection with diet, and helps to join all the dots together to create a better picture of the overall health, eating and lifestyle habits of that person. The client can also ask questions about health, supplements and diet and anything they want to know about how the foods they are eating affect them.
Before an initial consult you will be asked to fill in a questionnaire and a food diary. An accurate food diary can be very helpful in ascertaining why your dietary habits are affecting your health, and being able to look at the difference once you have changed.
You’d be surprised at how much you eat or don’t eat, and it can be interesting looking at your own habit that in general you think nothing of once it’s in the past.
A personal plan is created within a week of initial consult, but you will also leave your first meeting with some good guidance of where to start.
There may be a good indication for doing some tests, in which case I will organise these through a diagnostic laboratory.
Training, qualifications & experience
BioMedicine and Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine
Fully Qualified Member of BANT & CNHC
Experienced Yoga Instructor, combining Nutrition and the benefits of Yoga with the benefits of targeted Nutrition - Yoga Alliance Registered.
Nutrition Talks and Lectures
Children's Healthy Eating Story Book Author - NutriKids.co
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.
Areas of nutrition deal with
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.
Consultations are either 1 or 2 hours.
Follow ups can be shorter.
2 hour initial Face to Face Consultation - £175
1 Hour Consultation - £95
1 hour follow up (face to face or skype) - £70 if taken within 6 weeks of initial consult
30 minute follow up - £35 via Skype
Packages are available
2 hours are advised if there is a long medical history or if you want to go through a number of issues.
A more detailed medical and nutritional history is taken – many clues
about the state of the person’s nutritional health are gathered at this point.
It is especially good for those who have real health concerns, or existing conditions
as the client is given time to talk about their health in detail.
A personal health plan is supplied within a week.
Email support is included.
Please see my website on healthy eating for children: http://www.nutrikids.co/
YogaFoodSpa - London Day Retreats combining Nutritional guidance with Yoga. After a wonderful morning class of Yoga and Yoga Sleep Meditation, you will take part in preparing a healthy lunch and learn a new recipe to take home. You will also take part in a Nutrition Surgery which will have been prepared especially for the 4 people taking part. You will have filled in a Nutrition questionnaire prior to the retreat. You will leave with a 20% off Revital supplements discount card and a guide for the recommended nutritional changes. For more information you can go to my FoodSpa website. £75 per person - minimum 3 people
MiniRetreat - Personal YogaFoodSpa - includes 45 minute nutritional therapy consult, 75 minute private Yoga class and refreshments. You will leave with a 20% off Revital supplements discount card and a guide for the recommended nutritional changes. £110