Samia graduated as a Nutritional Therapist from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. She is a member of both the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). She adheres to the strict code of conduct of both these professional associations. The aim of these organisations is to attain the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professionalism in the practice of Nutritional Therapy.
Samia’s advice is based on scientific studies and she uses the Functional Medicine approach in her consultations. Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach. Functional Medicine looks at the interactions among diet, exercise, environmental and genetic factors that can influence long-term health and complex, and/or chronic health issues. This approach targets the root causes of any imbalances, rather than just focus on symptoms.
Samia uses a wide range of analysis tools and laboratory testing in order to understand the underlying cause of the client’s health concerns.
Training, qualifications & experience
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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