Libby has always had a passion for food, cooking and wellbeing, but only really connected them when she had a series of chronic health problems in her teens and early twenties.
Libby is a full member of British Association of Nutritional Therapist (www.BANT.org), the UK’s professional body for nutritional therapists. She believes in maintaining continuing professional development (CPD) and regularly attends courses to expand and maintain her knowledge.
Libby believes in creating optimal health through a diet and lifestyle that fits around your life. Balance in all aspects of life relieves discomfort, restores functionality and helps sustain and maintain wellbeing of the body, mind and soul. As health means different things to different people, her approach is to individually, gently and safely change and develop diet and lifestyle to achieve her client’s goals.
“I discovered “food [could] be thy medicine” (Hippocrates). Spurred on by my own experience, I retrained as a nutritional therapist at the University of Westminster with a focus on evidence based medicine and the Functional Medicine school of thought.”
She is a general practitioner working with clients that suffer from all sorts of health issues from chronic fatigue, gastrointestinal imbalances, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, to hormone, metabolic and detoxification imbalances, as well as general wellbeing and sports nutrition. She has special interest in nutrition and lifestyle advice for fertility.
Libby explains her consultation process…
The initial consultation process takes place over two 45min sessions booked one week apart in order for the nutritional therapist to compile a completely individual plan to suit your goals and needs. To prepare for your initial consultation you will be asked to fill in a NT questionnaire, which includes a 3 day food diary. Ideally clients would book in at least 3 days before they are seen in order to complete the diary. Follow-up consultations are usually necessary at 4-6 weekly intervals in order to make the recommended changes needed in achievable stages and to update your programme to support you as your health improves. In most cases only one or two follow-ups will be necessary.