After many years of suffering from debilitating symptoms of IBS, multiple food allergies & intolerances, skin problems, Raynaud's & hypothyroidism, I sought the help of a nutritional therapist. In time, I found I was able to add foods to my limited list, thus giving me a more varied and healthy food plan, to follow. This triggered a desire to learn more and so I enrolled on the ION Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course NTDC.
I hold the Dip ION diploma having completed the three year [degree equivalent], Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course [NTDC] at the prestigious Institute for Optimum Nutrition [ION] in London. This course is fully accredited by The Nutritional Therapy Education Commission [NTEC], recognising the academic integrity and rigour of the curriculum and gravitas of the diploma qualification. This ensures an up-to-date knowledge, alongside rigorous clinical training, to form the necessary basis for a safe and effective, registered nutritional therapist with the very highest professional standards.
Some nutritional courses are only one hundred hours long, or less!
ION is one of the most respected training bodies in the U.K.
I hold the Nutritional Therapy Certificate of Competence [Certified - NTCC]
ION registered, nutritional therapists, are trained to recognise, when it's necessary, or beneficial, to refer a client back to their GP, or another health practitioner.
My membership of professional & regulation bodies:
Full Member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy [BANT]
Membership number PIA0111045.
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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council [CNHC] - An Accredited Register overseen by the Professional Standards Authority [PSA], nhs recognised & is the ONLY Government recognised regulator for Nutritional Therapists that is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority [PSA] Practitioners registered with CNHC, support public health by encouraging their clients to make a range of lifestyle changes. These include, improvements to diet and nutrition, support with giving up smoking and losing weight, support with reducing stress, improving sleep, managing pain and other symptoms, as well overall enhancements to wellbeing. All CNHC registrants are committed to enhancing the UK public's health and wellbeing. - registration number 000014-E10.
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Helen helped me in a short amount of time, and helped me learn, how to get my thyroid balanced and my weight finally under control, after 8 years of post natal weight gain. I needed a huge personal commitment, but I finally found someone, who could and would listen. After the wonderful advice I received, with further reading, I feel 110% better today, than I did then, and all without the antidepressants my doctor wanted to prescribe! You are what you eat!" Laura, Faringdon, Oxfordshire