Functional Medicine, Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner for Swindon, Newbury, Gloucester & Oxford
My name is Helen Auburn and I am a full time, Functional Medicine trained, registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner & Nutritionist.
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I am CNHC Registered & based in Swindon, seeing clients from here and Marlborough, Malmesbury, Newbury, Gloucester, Oxford, Chippenham and surrounding areas. Clients abroad, also seek my nutritional expertise, thanks to client’s recommendations & The Midult Directory [see below under ‘Media Acknowledgment’] Online is as thorough, as face-face.
I was born in London & lived in Hampstead, North West London. When I was three years old, my father, whom graduated at Magdalen College, Oxford, with an MA in languages, decided to move the family to Swindon. He was head of modern languages, at Commonweal School, until he retired. I have two lovely, adult children.
I trained at the prestigious Institute for Optimum Nutrition [ION] in London. Five of my family members have PhD’s [three from Oxford], with three working in the field of medicine. John Auburn, CSO ReOrbit [former UK director for Astroscale - space debris] is one of my three brothers.
Why trust me? I’m recommended by GP’s, Great Western Hospital [GWH} consultants & nurses, as well as psychologists, physiotherapists, sports therapists, remedial masseuse, podiatrist, personal trainers, opticians, hairdressers & beauty therapists. And my clients to their friends & family. On this page [below the pic of the cherries & a pic of myself] I have a doctor’s & a nurse’s testimonial on my moving slider. I also have Google reviews, including a nurse’s.
I have a special interest in bowel & autoimmune disorders. The most common health issues a client may seek my advice for are, IBS, acid reflux, menstrual issues, change of life issues, skin issues, weight issues, autoimmune disorders & muscle & joint pain.
I’m in The Midult & feature at number six - Bowel Hero, in the Directories section under Nutritionists. www.themidult.com The Midult was founded in 2016 by two top, female journalists, Annabel Rivkin & Emilie McMeekan. It’s by personal invitation only & free of charge, as I’ve treated someone whom is known to them.
I really enjoy my work, as a full time, family practitioner & nutritional health coach. I work with clients who have debilitating symptoms, who want to improve their health, optimise their immune system, boost their energy, determine & reduce allergies, and learn to enjoy living life to the full. I use nutrition and health coaching to help you become the healthiest and fittest you can be!
Oriol Rubio Ruiz, Swindon
the time I was post surgery related to Gl and I also
suffered with severe menstrual pains caused by
stage 4 endometriosis. The pains were so severe
that I had to be admitted to hospital on a few
occasions and every month I had to go off sick
from work. After I started following Helen's
protocol my pains completely had gone which
initially was unreal. In addition I feel my body feels
more energised and my skin has also changed and
became more supple and healthy. My husband is in
fairly good health but he also reports benefits from
the protocol he was provided by Helen. To us and
me in particular Helen is my saviour and I am really
grateful for all her help and support. I recommend
Helen to anyone regardless whether healthy or with
health issues. What is also really important to me
is that Helen is not only professional, caring and
well knowledgeable, but also really passionate
about her profession which I do not see very often
nowadays. Thank you very much Helen your help is
Ellie and Brandon Louchiey, Happy Feet, Happy Mind Ltd. [podiatry], Cambridge
After numerous tests at the doctors we had both been told that we were perfectly normal and that in theory we should have no trouble getting pregnant.
This turned out not to be the case and after several years we were looking at what medical treatments were available before IVF.
My wife took Clomid for 6 months, which was quite unpleasant and was also, unsuccessful.
Additionally, she had also tried acupuncture to no avail.
We decided to commence IVF treatment, but went to see Helen, as a last resort, before starting, to see if it would help us.
Upon seeing Helen at the first consultation, it became clear that both of us had underlying health symptoms, which on the surface seemed unrelated to our fertility issues.
These included bloating/IBS, heartburn and indigestion, skin rashes/eczema/rosacea, low mood/anxiety, pms/menstrual cramps, constipation/diarrhea, tiredness/fatigue and food intolerances/sensitivities.
Following Helen's detailed advice we made subtle changes to our diets and included supporting supplements specific to both of us.
After a few weeks it was clear that many of the symptoms were improving and a few months later most of the symptoms had disappeared completely, if not improved markedly.
A year later we both feel incredible and more importantly, we have a baby boy after the first round of IVF worked first time!
We feel that Helen's treatment was invaluable in helping us to become healthier individuals and her expertise in the field of nutrition may have been the difference in whether IVF worked, or not."
Daniel & Laura, Swindon
Joanne Whichello, Swindon
Over the next three years I tried to find food triggers and remedies to help manage the symptoms [bloating, discomfort and frequent bowel movements]. Whilst I made little progress, I never felt that I had found a solution that would suit me.
In early 2020 I started working with Helen, together we went through a health assessment, diet and supplements. After a few weeks of trial and error, with Helen's support, I started to notice progress. Once we had found a direction, we built upon that together and I now know which foods I can and can't eat. I also know which supplements support a happy gut.
6 months after working with Helen I had a colonoscopy and my gut looks good. In fact, it is looking healthy.
I still have to maintain a diet and supplements that support a healthy gut. The tools and knowledge Helen gave me has allowed me to do that.
Above all, even after our consultation ended, Helen is still approachable and supportive to questions.
Thank you Helen."
I was recommended to Helen by a friend. I had been suffering with diverticulitis, stomach pains, bloating and bowel problems for years. I had recently had a scan and confirmation that my diverticulitis is now extensive. After finishing my third course of antibiotics in 6 months I wanted to find a different kind of help. I consider myself a very active 67 year-old taking lots of exercise, walking, tennis, and weigh less than 9 stone. I thought I was eating healthily. But no, I wasn’t!
Helen has been amazing. Her knowledge and experience have put me on the road to recovery and I feel better than I have for years. Everything Helen recommended has worked. I have followed her detox food protocol and taken the recommended supplements for 4 weeks and my symptoms have disappeared. Bloating has stopped, digestion is back to normal and indigestion has stopped. I have lost a small amount of weight, mainly belly fat, and I feel so much better. During the first couple of weeks of the programme I slept better than I had for months.
At first I found changing long standing habits difficult, but Helen’s support educated me in how to shop for the right foods, create healthier meals and how to replace the foods causing the problems with alternatives that I enjoy. Her month of support was amazing and she was always on call to help me with the smallest of problems. Her quick response to my questions was always so knowledgeable, positive and caring that I gained confidence and began to make big lifestyle changes. I feel well and feel more confident that I can keep symptoms and infections at bay.
I can’t thank Helen enough and I am very happy to highly recommend her expertise."
Making sure we eat the right foods for us, in the right way, is the basis of good health: being aware of our diet and tailoring it to our bodies’ needs is one of the most powerful tools available for the prevention and treatment of illness, supporting the natural healing process.
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Helen Auburn Dip ION mBANT NTCC CNHC RNT
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The Benefits of Functional Medicine, Nutritional Therapy
Our bodies run on the food we eat: it’s our fuel. Making sure our food is right for us, of the best quality and prepared in the right way can have a big effect on how we function in our daily lives, at work, or emotionally in family, or personal situations. Functional Medicine, nutritional therapy, can help find the right balance in the way we approach our lives, ensuring we work to our optimum potential, throughout the day.
Functional Medicine, nutritional therapy advice, helps you to understand and make changes to the kinds of foods you eat and determine food allergies, nutritional deficiencies & toxicity, therefore helping with many health conditions that have been medically diagnosed.
This has also helped me get back into football, which I haven’t been able to do for prolonged periods of time. I would highly recommend Helen to anyone!”
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Preconception & Pregnancy
Weak immune system
Please view my testimonials on each page, including the slider & the testimonial page.
CNHC Registered Nutritional Therapist
I am a CNHC Registered, full time, Functional Medicine, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, which means I am Government & NHS recognised. Being a full time practitioner, means I give you the support you need, to regain your health. I trained at the prestigious Institute for Optimum Nutrition [ION] in London, completing a three year, degree equivalent course & passing yearly exams. Some courses are only one hundred hours, or less, & without exams! ION trained nutritional therapists only require you to attend THREE to FOUR visits, therefore making it very cost effective.
As a full member of The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy [BANT], I am bound by their strict code of ethics and practice. I regularly keep updated with the latest research with Continual Professional Development [CPD] events and have given talks on JackFM. I regularly feature live, or have recorded nutritional talks, on the latest topics on BBC Wiltshire radio. I love to keep fit. I am very knowledgeable, regarding sports nutrition, so I keep up to date, by attending top sports nutrition seminars.
My nutritional advise & opinion on current nutritional topics, have appeared several times in the Swindon Advertiser. I also contributed the article 'The energy boost ‘ seven energy-giving foods to the November 2016 issue of the UK's top alternative wellbeing magazine, Natural Health.
Nutritional Therapist in Swindon
Based in Swindon and with more than 20 years of experience in nutrition, helping people with a range of health issues, I see clients at a private premise in Old Town, Swindon, easily accessible from surrounding areas, including Royal Wootton Bassett, Marlborough, Malmesbury, Newbury, Cirencester, Chippenham, Gloucester and Oxford.
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