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Shem Allanson BSc RD Human Nutition & Dietetics, **HCPC registered** 30+ yrs exp

Liverpool LP1 & Stockport SK1

About me

Registered dietitian /clinical nutritionist with 38 years of experience.
Gut, bowel, IBS, gluten and chronic disease specialist (including coeliac disease, gluten sensitivity).

Hello everyone, I am a Registered Dietitian & Clinical Nutritionist. I provide UK and international Skype, Zoom and telephone consultations. I live and work on the the Isle of Man and provide face-to-face consultations (whole island coverage). My qualifications include a BSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics degree (Glasgow 1986) and I have over 38 years of experience working in the field of clinical human nutrition, 16 years of this within the NHS.

How can a dietitian help you?

Registered dietitians are experts in human nutrition. They are able to diagnose some diseases and to provide the appropriate teaching and resources for more than 250 specialist, medical and therapeutic diets. Registered dietitians are the ONLY nutrition professionals who are both trained and insured to prescribe medical diets or recommend nutritional changes specifically to treat disease. They are familiar with medications, understand surgical and medical procedures, can interpret blood and urine tests and work and train alongside doctors, pharmacists and other medical professionals in a clinical setting. Clinical training takes place within a teaching hospital and trainees rotate departments to learn the necessary skills for working within the different areas of medicine. Attendance to ward rounds and clinical meetings is expected. Many Registered Dietitians become specialists in specific areas of medicine. In order to remain registered, dietitians must also engage in regular professional development. All practice is evidence-based. All dietitians must follow very strict ethical and delivery standards similar to that for doctors.

My areas of expertise include:

  • Achieving optimal health through nutrition & appropriate use of nutrition supplements
  • Coeliac disease, gluten sensitivity,  gastrointestinal disorders, leaky gut,  dysbiosis, SIBO
  • Stomach and bowel problems, irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, Crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, digestive problems
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Diabetes and insulin resistance (Formerly an NHS specialist in diabetes)
  • Allergies and intolerances
  • Histamine intolerance / mast cell activation syndrome
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Cancer (Nutritional interventions for prevention and during treatment)
  • Special diet cookery, especially for gluten, corn & cow’s milk free diets, low carb, Low FODMAP
  • Gluten-free training / special diet training – for restaurateurs and caterers
  • Specialist renal diets for end-stage renal failure, haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and following renal transplantation (Also formerly an NHS specialist in liver and renal dietetics)
  • Specialist liver diets
  • Computer-based nutrition research
  • Functional, integrative and alternative (evidence-based) nutritional medicine

How to get in touch

If you are unsure about booking a full consultation you are most welcome to telephone me and we can have a FREE 15 minute call. To arrange this, please use my online booking service here: http://www.shem.im/cal alternatively please click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Human Nutrition and dietetics - BSc RD

Additional certificates / courses done within the NHS and externally include teaching (D32, D33), prison and bail hostel teaching, counseling, psychology, first aid, medical computing, eating disorders and disordered eating, diabetes education, enteral and parenteral feeding, functional nutrition, etc.

Set up and delivery of National Oxford Renal Dietetics course for dietitians wishing to specialise in renal medicine.

Teaching medical staff (including nurses, pharmacists and doctors) on Oxford Brookes University courses and other John Radcliffe Hospital Trust staff.

Attends online webinars, podcasts and conferences on a very regular basis and on a wide range of topics including functional medicine, SIBO, leaky gut, IBS, Autism, Diabetes. More details below.

  • Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council: Registration number: DT03980.
  • Full member of the BDA, (The Association of UK Dietitians). BDA Membership number: 2791.
  • Member of the North West Regional Dietitians Group
  • Member of The Freelance Dietitians Group.
  • Member of Coeliac UK.
  • Member of Green Med info.
  • Member of WEB MD.
  • Member of Forums including: Integrative and Functional Nutrition Group for RDNS, Functional Nutrition Labs for Registered Dietitians, several others.

Regular reading and podcasts including: Dietetics Today, The Lancet, BMJ, Nutraingredients, Science Daily, Dr Chris Kresser, Dr David Permutter, Dr Peter Osbourne, Dr Michael Gregor, Journal of Nutrition, British Journal of Nutrition, American Journal of Clinical Nutrtion, Medscape, Intelligent Medicine, JAMA, etc

Recent conferences and webinars attended either in person or online include: Autism initiatives (Jan 16), The Fat Summit (Jan 16), The Metabolsim Summit (Feb 16), Food Fight (Feb 16), The Microbiome Summit (Mar 16), The Truth About Fat loss Summit, (Mar 16), Lyme disease Summit (Apr 16), Hormone Summit (Apr 16),  Natural Cancer Prevention (May 16), Fibromyalgia (Jun 16), Online Digital Marketing (Jul 16), Medicinal Supplements Conference (Sept 16), The Truth About Cancer (Oct 16), Forget Weight Loss Forever Summit (Oct 16), Diabetes Summit (Oct 16), The Food Revolution (Oct 16), Anti-aging (Oct 16), Nutrition and anxiety (Oct 16), What's with Wheat Documentary (Oct/Nov 16), Alzheimers & Dementia (Oct/Nov 16), Autoimmune disease (Nov 16), Betrayal Series - The Autoimmune Disease Cure (Nov 16), Vitamin Mastery (Jan 17), Vaccines Revealed (Jan 17), Lab Tests and Autoimmune (Feb 17), Essential Oils Webinar (Feb 17), Diabetes Summit (Mar 17), The Truth About Vaccines (Apr 17), Coeliac UK Conference (Apr 17), Microbiome Medicine Summit (Apr 17), GMO's Revealed (Sept 17), Digestive Health Summit (Sept 17). Attends the The Gluten Summit every year.  This is just a few of the many attended between January 16 and September 17, as an example.

I carry full professional insurance and am qualified to advise on ANY aspect of nutrition and dietetic care, although I do prefer clients age 14 plus.

I look forward to talking to you. I am happy to offer a FREE 15 minute Skype or telephone conversation if you would like to ask any questions. You can book this here: http://www.shem.im/cal

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 14 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


The Association of UK Dietitians

The Association of UK Dietitians


Please see my website http://www.shem.im/prices for latest information.

Further information

In my last NHS role, I was the Chief Dietitian at The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, which is one of the largest teaching Trusts within the UK. I was responsible for 40 Registered Dietitians working within the Nutrition and Dietetic Service. I have worked within a number of specialist areas over the years, including intensive care, coronary care, renal medicine, liver medicine, diabetes, gastroenterology, urology, oncology, weight management, psychiatry and eating disorders. I now work full-time in private practice.

Website: http://www.shem.im

Recipe website: http://www.eattherainbow.im

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Skype is a FREE tool you can set up on your computer. It is easy to use, and private telephone/video calls are free. All you need is a fairy modern computer and a webcam. I can assist you to set this up remotely if needed.

Incidentally, many of the people this site have added letters after their names, but if you investigate further most of these are not actually qualifications! Some have no experience, no qualifications and are self taught. Be careful who you trust with your health! You should ALWAYS chose someone who has studied to degree level and who has clinical training for your own safety.


Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

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Monday to Saturday, some weekday evenings


Shem Allanson BSc RD Human Nutition & Dietetics, **HCPC registered** 30+ yrs exp

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