Shakela Shan BA (Hons), PgDip, mBANT, rCNHC, AFMCP
Hi, I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist and a Metabolic Balance Practitioner. I am passionate about nutrition and lifestyle medicine and believe this is the future of healthcare. I work closely with my clients on a 1:1 basis offering a holistic journey to health and wellbeing. I have supported many people on their wellness journey and helped them feel at their best.
I do not advocate diets or short-term quick fixes. Instead, I empower my clients to make intelligent food choices that eventually kick-start a lifetime of healthy eating. I offer nutritionally balanced food plans and recipes that are easy to follow and right for you.
As a natural foodie, I love experimenting in the kitchen and trying out recipes with wholesome ingredients. I am keen to impart my passion to help my clients make nutritionally balanced food choices and plate up simple and tasty meals. As a busy mum to three growing children, I understand the demands and challenges faced when juggling work and family life, and how nutrition support can prove beneficial.
I am constantly learning through research about the food we put in our body and I feel it is my purpose to share this knowledge in a friendly and informative way. I have been trained to 'connect-the-dots' to identify core imbalances and their underlying causes to improve physiological function. I have completed an intensive 5-day training course in London 2018 called Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice - AFMCP™. I also work collaboratively with functional medicine specialist doctors and health coaches. We are proud to be the first multidisciplinary functional medicine clinic in the North. Being part of this health care set up allows our team to tailor a holistic assessment to meet complex health needs. We also offer in-house functional testing and phlebotomy appointments at our clinic.
I am a professional member of BANT and registered with the CNHC association. Our practice is evidence-based and we regularly attend lectures, seminars and CPD events to keep us up to date with the evolving research in this fascinating field of nutrition and lifestyle medicine
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons)
- Post Graduate Diploma
- AFMCP™ 2018
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
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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.
Investment in Your Health
Functional Nutrition Plan £295 - This is a good starting place to understand why you are feeling the way you are by identifying the underlying causes using a functional medicine approach. The programme includes an initial nutrition assessment, two review appointments, plus a meal plan, shopping list and recipes.
12-Week Metabolic Balance Programme £795 - This personalised programme is based on a clients blood analysis and addresses the underlying hormonal and metabolic imbalances to promote weight management and optimal health. The programme includes regular support, measurements plus body composition assessments.
Best of Both Bespoke 16-Week Programme £2300 - This is our best of both 'doctor & nutritionist' intensive 4-month programme. It will get you started on your wellbeing journey and will guide those with complex and chronic conditions to promote health and healing with our ongoing specialist support. The programme includes:
- A functional medicine health assessment with Dr Indra, Dr Ailsa or Dr Meeta
- A initial nutrition consultation with Nutritionist Shakela
- A blood draw at our in-house phlebotomy clinic and a comprehensive blood test
- A test result review appointment with our doctors
- 3 further nutritional support appointments with nutritionist
- A report of the proposed nutrition and lifestyle recommendation and management plan
- 1 further review appointment with our doctors
- Email support in the first 4 months
In-house Phlebotomy Appointments Including Centrifuging - £45