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Valentina Cartago

London, W5

About me

I support clients to achieve their optimum health through relaxed and friendly one to one consultations

I am currently accepting clients online Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.

This allows you to work with me even if you are not currently based in London.

I see clients with many different types of health concerns, however I have a special interest in cognitive function and stress.

I am a Cytoplan licensed practitioner for the Online Brain Health Programme includes 6 recorded workshops, supporting materials and 2 online consults with me. This programme is currently half price until the 31st of May. To find out more, email valentina@theitaliannutritionist.com

Thank you.

Valentina


Training, qualifications & experience

DipION

BANT CNHC registered

Cytoplan Licensed Practitioner for the Action Against Alzheimers and Brain Health Programme

Founder of The Italian Nutritionist 2016- ongoing

Head Nutritional Therapist at LMS Wellness July 2018 - May 2020.

Registered Nutritional Therapist at The Optimum Nutrition Clinic (Dec 2016 - Jan 2018)

Registered Nutritional Therapist at Brent Pharmacy. (Oct 2017 - July 2018)

Nutrition Coach for Chevrolet Facebook Bot (Jan 2017 - March 2017)

Member organisations

BANT

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.

CNHC

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

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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.

Nutrition topics

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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Fees

Pricing upon request. Please send an email to valentina@theitaliannutritionist.com

Further information

Testimonials

Valentina has been my nutritionist since June 2019. Beginning with medical and lifestyle assessments she developed a course of action to address my medical concerns.

The comprehensive journey began with identifying what was not working and what was working in my regular diet then teaching me with a hands on approach to making the necessary changes.

By that I mean literally taking me to a grocery store and teaching how to make healthy substitutes.

Valentina’s patience and knowledge showed me how to go gluten free and dairy free looking at all healthy alternations that would help me reach my health goals.

After an extensive blood evaluation inadequacies were addressed and supplements were introduced in my program all along addressing suitable exercise.

All the goals that we set out for me last June have been achieved. Valentina’s constant support and her knowledge of nutrition paved their way.

As we all have entered into this covid-19 situation it has been amazing how much better prepared I am because of the treatments Valentina taught me over the almost past year. Gut science, vegetable based diet, high protein, loss of belly fat, reduction of weight, better sleep and healthier exercise are all elements that Valentina has taught me that play such a significant role in giving me the best chance of getting through this virus.”
Deborah, London


My son, aged 16, started to experience severe cramping in his chest, legs and just about everywhere in his body. He often fell over unexpectedly and was missing at least a day off school each week. My GP and a neurology consultant had no idea what was causing this and offered no treatment. In the first 5 minutes of our consultation Valentina suggested the possibility of a magnesium and vitamin D depletion. She recommended dietary and small lifestyle changes and the addition of targeted supplements. Almost immediately my son started to feel better and made a full recovery within 2 months.

I was so impressed with Valentina’s abilities that I have sought her advice on easing my gut discomfort, improving brain health and weight loss.

I thoroughly recommend Valentina for her kind heart, professionalism and excellence, she was able to support us both when traditional health practices had failed us”
Clare, London


Valentina is one of the most important keys in the process of healing my gut. She made me feel I could get better by eating so many goodies, with super healthy recipes and yummy tricks. I really trust her experience and professionalism. I really admire how committed she is with my process and personalised protocol. Always open to reply all my questions and worries with a lot of understanding, and giving me options to always be on safe side. Plus she is always emitting a good vibe that helps in the healing process :). I highly recommend her!”
Ana, London


Valentina made me understand the importance to have a healthy diet and taught me how to do it in an easy and pleasant way. With Valentina’s help, I’ve no doubt that I will achieve my goals. Her experience and professionalism makes you feel comfortable and relaxed when talking about your concerns. I’m glad I consulted with Valentina, I definitely recommend her.”
Monica Noschese, London


During our first consultation Valentina advised me that I was already eating quiet a healthy diet but my diet did not have the right structure.

After my consultation with Valentina I started making my own weekly menus following Valentina’s instructions, such as ensuring that I have enough omega 3 fish in my diet and some of her favorite recipes. Because I was planning my own menus I did not feel restricted, and I could be as creative as I wanted on what I was eating.

In addition to this, as per Valentina’s advice I have incorporated more exercise in my routine and dropped a dress size in 6 weeks and felt healthy, fit and had far more energy. Valentina has provided me with the knowledge and capability to stay healthy.”
Burcu, London


My session with Valentina was great, she gave me achievable tasks and goals, simple and effective rules to follow even with a busy and irregular daily routine. She also explained very clearly the principles behind suggestions and guidelines. I highly recommend her!”
Cecilia, London


Valentina made me feel at ease straight away. She was very prepared and really enthusiastic, which helped me to feel safe and relaxed when opening up about my health concerns.

She asked thorough questions, and created a protocol specifically tailored to my lifestyle both at work and on my days off. She also stressed important concepts to help me enjoy these new changes, and achieve my goals with a positive attitude and stress free.

I will definitely recommend her services to my friends!”
Vicky, Milan

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Italian

Availability

Currently accepting a selected number of clients only for Saturday mornings online consults

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Valentina Cartago

Valentina Cartago