Sharon McGilvray ~ Rae Nutrition
I am a registered Nutritional Therapist, with an interest in the direct relation to our diet and lifestyle and how we feel - from our emotions to health conditions.
It can begin in many ways but the gut (and our microbiome) is one of these. There has been lots of current research into the gut and its link to the brain - the Gut-Brain-Axis. In consultation I look at (amongst other things): how your gut functions, your diverse bacteria, the foods you eat, environmental factors, stress levels and hormone imbalances.
If you have ever felt lacking in energy, bloated, have 'brain fog', aching joints, allergies (amongst many many other conditions), then looking to the potential source of the problem (be it the gut or hormones etc) will be a great start back to optimal health.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). I also attend seminars, webinars and courses to keep my CPD (continued professional development) up-to-date.
I am also a member of BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) where they monitor my CPD and am registered with the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).
I have a great interest in how our diet, nutrient status and lifestyle can play such a large part in how we feel; mind and body are completely connected and more and more research is coming out about the connection between our gut and brain; in fact, the gut is referred to as 'our second brain'.
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.
Please call to find out if I can help with a 10 minute discovery call.
If a one-off consultation would work best for you (this includes a 20 minute catch up approximately 6 weeks later): £120
Otherwise, most clients find a longer term package works best for on-going support: 12 week programme is: £595
Please see website for further details.