PERSON-CENTRED HEALTH SUPPORT
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. Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Registered Nutritional Therapists consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Registered Nutritional Therapists never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. They will also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.
Only dietitians and Registered Nutritional Therapists are trained in clinical practice to give one-on-one personal health advice. Both groups must practise with full professional indemnity insurance. Always check the BANT register for a Registered Nutritional Therapist at
"I knew what a healthy diet should consist of and I've always been very active, but I had recurring anaemia and a hormonal imbalance. Ali showed me which foods suited my body and helped me tackle my health issues with an achievable dietary plan". LM, Swindon
Immune System and Asthma
" I consulted Alison as I had been experiencing a number respiratory infections and really wanted to gain some control over what I was experiencing as opposed to being merely reliant on medications. What impressed me the most was the depth of Alison's knowledge in the underlying causes to my health problems. After an in depth consultation, she devised me a nutritional program that was realistic, affordable and most importantly fitted with my life style. The result ... I enjoying having more energy and trying the delicious recipes Alison devised for my meal plans. A big Thank you Alison" AW, Swindon
Dear Alison, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me to lose my first 20lbs.
I love the new me and I love you for helping me. MT, Swindon
"I was training hard for an event and could not maintain my weight. I had no energy. Ali gave me clear and professional advice and I was able to gain weight and my energy has returned". KD, Swindon
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
" I wanted a vegan diet which would also assist with my Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, plus support a new exercise regime. With Ali's help and support, not only have my symptoms reduced, but I have just achieved my first half-marathon". KS, Swindon
High Blood Pressure
"Ali helped me tackle my high blood pressure and recent weight gain with an easy to follow plan. It wasn't difficult to put into practice, as she only included foods I like and can prepare easily" BH, Swindon
I booked an appointment with Alison because of major problems with my skin. Alison adjusted my diet quite drastically (which needed to be addressed anyway), and educating me on what foods would be beneficial for me to eat. Within a month I'd seen drastic improvement of my skin and not only that, I had much more energy in my daily life and found getting out of bed much easier!
I would highly recommend Alison. She's kind, goes well above and beyond and gets results! Thanks Alison! MP, Swindon
What does a Comprehensive Nutritional Assessment consist of?
A complete review of your health history and that of your family. This starts with a detailed questionnaire that is emailed to you. It needs to be completed fully and returned at least
48-hours prior to meeting.
The meeting, which takes 1 1/2 hours involves an indepth conversation about your current
and past symptoms and how they have changed and an assessment of your diet, lifestyle and nutritional status.
Functional testing will be offered where appropriate. This can be a useful tool with which to
pinpoint specific imbalances and manage improvements.
I will then work with you to devise a unique plan of manageable changes to support better