Nutritional Therapist ~ Anita Beardsley DipNT, mBANT, CNHC

Clinic times: Wednesday mornings 9am -1pm
Consultation prices:

Anita offers a FREE 15 minute phone consultation to start the ball rolling.

INITIAL CONSULTATION (90 minutes) - £75
FOLLOW UP CONSULTATION (60 minutes) - £45


Anita trained and qualified with the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Bristol. This involved 3 incredibly busy years studying anatomy, biomedicine, pathology, pharmacology, functional medicine, physiology, biochemistry, nutritional science and clinical skills. The course also included 2 years of supervised clinical practice. Anita is a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) the professional body whose primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice.

Anita provides a personalised and scientific approach providing evidence-based nutritional advice using gentle and natural interventions to nourish and support body and mind.


WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL THERAPY?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Registered Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health.
Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and they will often work alongside and communicate with  other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.

HOW CAN NUTRITIONAL THERAPY HELP?
Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and can help support individuals with chronic health conditions as well as those looking to enhance their overall wellbeing.

Nutritional therapy is particularly relevant for anyone with a diagnosed health condition that affects overall nutritional status. Take coeliac disease for example. Often those with a coeliac diagnosis will eliminate gluten from their diet but still not feel 100%. The damaging effects of coeliac can go beyond an inability to tolerate gluten. It can affect your ability to absorb key nutrients and in some people other foods that mimic gluten will also need to be removed from the diet.

Nutritional therapy is also extremely effective at helping people with unresolved health complaints – headaches, insomnia, anxiety, depression, eczema, inflammation, pain, digestive issues etc. All of our bodily functions and processesrequire a fairly precise array of nutrients and if the diet is not providing these then symptoms can manifest. Equally, ‘one person’s medicine is another's poison’ and some foods could be aggravating and driving symptoms.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SEE A NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST?
All new clients begin with a detailed case review and initial consultation which typically takes 90 minutes. This includes:
  • A thorough medical and health review
  • Analysis of your existing diet, medications and nutritional supplements
  • Assessment of any current and relevant blood results
  • Provision of some foundational nutritional advice for you to follow based on your case review
Following the consultation you will receive a personalised wellness plan designed to support you.  This will include bespoke dietary and lifestyle advice and any recommended supplements. All targeted to your individual needs and designed to give you a clearer understanding of how specific nutrients relate to you and your health.







Follow ups
A follow up appointment is recommended to check progress and adapt your wellness plan where needed.

Follow up consultations typically last 45-60 mins and include:
  • Review of progress and wellness plan effectiveness
  • Verbal explanations of any lab results, along with a written report
  • Research and preparation of a revised wellness plan