About Nutritional Therapy
Nutritional therapy is a natural approach to health which addresses the underlying causes of health issues by encouraging healing thereby bringing the body back into balance.
Some people simply want to check that they are on the right track with regard to healthy eating. Others may want to lose weight or get help with their symptoms.
Nutritional Therapists recognise that each person is an individual with unique requirements and take time to define personalised nutrition plans rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body (skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, excretory, endocrine, immune, reproductive and integumentary [skin, hair, nails]). Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations include support to achieve optimum energy levels, healthy blood sugar balance, emotional and psychological wellbeing, optimum gastrointestinal health and tolerance to a broad range of food groups.
Nutritional therapy can be used alongside conventional treatment, and quite often an integrated approach to healthcare can be very effective. If you are seeing a consultant or GP about your condition you are advised to tell them that you are also seeing a Nutritional Therapist.
Deborah is a Registered Nutritional Therapist and founder of Nutrissential. She has always had an interest in nutrition and how it affects the body, so she studied for 3 years for a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in London.
As a fully qualified Registered Nutritional Therapist, Deborah is a member of The British Association of Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy (BANT), the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists, and is also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the U.K. voluntary regulator for complementary therapists. Deborah is also a licensed Brain Health Practitioner
“With a passion for food and cooking with simple, healthy produce, I love to inspire and teach people about good food as well as supporting them with establishing their own healthy eating plan that fits with their individual lifestyles. I am continually increasing my knowledge and expertise by attending seminars and conferences as well as keeping up to date with the latest research.”.
I am grateful for feedback I receive from clients and attendees of my talks, some can be read here
“Enjoyed the interactive session, recipes good” ... “It was perfect” ... “Enjoyed writing up on the whiteboard, tasting the recipes and the recipe handout is great, thank you” ... “Enjoyed it and very interesting information shared” ... “Thank you so much for your interesting talk”
“Having been feeling unwell for many years with sleep and digestive problems and many visits to see GP, which would result in pills and potions that would only treat symptoms never getting to the real cause. I cut gluten from my diet and started to eat healthy whole foods. I tried to help myself but could never quite work things out properly. I found Debbie through my local complimentary health centre. Debbie was professional and competent. We talked through my problems and Debbie advised a new diet regime and supplements. I knew this wouldn’t be a quick fix but with Debbie’s expertise, she would get to the root cause. With thyroid problems I have never been able to lose weight, well I’ve lost 16lbs. Bowel problems of at least 25 years improving dramatically. Still a long way to go but feeling optimistic and with Debbie’s help looking forward to optimal health”.
Kind Regards, Anne
“When my daughter Jodie was first diagnosed with Crohns disease I was very frightened, I was so worried about what impact it would have on her life. I began to explore how I could help her. I contacted Debbie and she came to see us almost immediately, she spent time asking incisive questions, with great kindness and sympathy. She then sent me a report with a list of suggested supplements and recipes that she felt would help Jodie regain good health. Since then we are definitely seeing an improvement in Jodie, she is gaining weight, her hair and nails are shining again and she isn’t as exhausted as she once was. I have turned to Debbie when I needed answers and support, she is very approachable, diligent and thorough”.
“The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system”
Robert C Peale
Nutritional Therapy aims to address the underlying causes of health issues
and encourage the body to heal itself, by correcting imbalances.