I have over 13 years of clinical experience working as nutritional therapist and 27 as a Nutritionist MSc. I have helped countless people improve their health by getting to the root cause of their health problems.
I have an enormous passion for healthy eating and nutrition and believe that good nutrition lies at the heart of good health. I have seen how eating well can make a difference to a wide range of health conditions.
Over the years, I have been lucky enough to work with a number of A-lister celebrities, elite athletes and public figures.
I have an in-depth knowledge of food and nutrition and use this on a daily basis in my work. This experience helps me to make sense of the scientific truth from journalistic spin! I use evidence based medicine at the heart of my work, and am committed to staying up to date in my field.
If you have a particular health concern, I will teach you how certain foods or even certain nutrients may affect your symptoms or the pathways underlying your health condition. My mission is to empower you into managing your own health more easily.
I use a combination of nutrition and lifestyle medicine in my approach and clinics. I also use many techniques from functional medicine in my practice.
I sometimes describe Nutritional Therapy as just one piece of a puzzle when it comes to our health. Sometimes nutrition is the largest piece and the transformation to a person’s health can be incredible. Other times, I need to look harder and identify the missing pieces of the puzzle, such as: stress, sleep, gut health, food intolerances, hormone imbalance, exercise, nutrient deficiencies and even our DNA. In almost all cases, health improves when people make changes to their diet.
I completed my academic MSc. Nutrition training at London University, Kings, and completed my Diploma in Nutritional Therapy in 2006. I am also training with the Institute of Functional Medicine to obtain my full IFM certification. I attend regular postgraduate events and conferences with medics and world-wide nutrition experts. I keep up to date with cutting edge nutritional research and I am also a registered and accredited member of three prestigious nutrition associations (IFM, BANT and CNHC).
I am also trained in Nutrigenomics which gives me the skills to analyse your specific DNA. This can be very informative and can be helpful when working with complex health conditions.
I am completely bilingual and can also offer consultations in German language on request.
Qualifications and further studies:
- MSc. Nutrition (Distinction) Kings College, London University, UK (1992)
My degree from London University has given me a first class training in human nutrition and physiology. It has given me a solid nutrition background and a curious mind.
- Diploma Nutritional Therapy (Distinction) Raworth College of Nutritional and Sports Medicine, Dorking, UK (2006)
I am fully qualified as a Registered Nutritional Therapist. This 3 year course taught me the principles of functional medicine and the clinical practice that I use daily in my clinics.
- BSc. Home Economics, Manchester Metropolitan University (1988-1991)
I not only tell you what to eat, but with my scientific food background, I instinctively understand how to eat well and which flavours go well together. I am also able to give you tips to help you follow the plan more easily.
- Certified Metabolic Balance® Coach, 2010
I trained first hand with the founder of Metabolic Balance® in 2010 in Isen, Germany during my time working and living in Munich.
- DNALife Certification, 2014
Nutrigenetics specialist, I am experienced in analysing DNA -Health, -Diet, -Oestrogen and -Sports Data for my clients.
- AFMCP™-UK 2018 (Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™)
I have completed the (IFM) AFMCP™- UK and will continue studying for my full certification with the Institute of Functional medicine (IFM). Functional Medicine uses quantifiable tools to identify the root cause of illness. It is an individualised, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and uses that data to give personalised treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
- IFM Cardiometabolic and Immune Modules. February 2020
I am registered and regulated by the following associations:
British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Institue of Functional Medicine (IFM)
I am completely English / German Bilingual
1.Food Stories Bookazine, Spring/Summer 2016Article: ‘Healthy Eating that’s Real’ Article about nutrition, sensible eating, going back-to-basics and the Metabolic Balance® Nutrition Programme. 2. Diet and Nutrition in Critical Care DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-8503-2_106‘Immunonutrition in Clinical Care’© Springer Science and Business Media New York, 2014By; Dr. med. Arved Weihmann and Dominique Ludwig