Abbie is a BANT-Registered Nutritional Therapist, having graduated from the British College of Nutrition and Health with distinction and a First Class Honours Degree in Nutritional Therapy from Greenwich University. Abbie also works as a nutritional therapy college tutor and nutrition consultant in the publishing industry.
Abbie uses a science-based Functional Medicine approach to helping clients address their key health concerns, not just by treating disease but by investigating and identifying the root cause of symptoms and redressing underlying dysfunctions in the body. She is passionate about nutrition and how life-changing improvements in health and wellbeing can be achieved through simple changes to diet and lifestyle. As a working mum of two children, Abbie is understanding of the stressful lives we are all living and her strengths lie in working with clients to achieve results, through manageable changes that fit in with their busy lives. Abbie sees clients with a broad range of health concerns, and has a particular interest in digestive issues and hormonal health; including conditions such as hypo & hyperthyroidism, Type 2 diabetes, PMS, menopause, acne, PCOS, endometriosis.
You can contact Abbie via her business website Thrive Nutritional Health.
"I’m a Mum with two children, now teenagers. One of my children was born with a disability and some special needs, so I have a particular heart for anyone else who is walking that walk. I’m also a single mum, so I appreciate what it’s like to be stretched! However, I know too many of us have a similar story; of being pulled in all directions, with no time for ourselves and often under stress. My passion is to come alongside those people and show them how to incorporate healthy eating into their busy lives and support their overall health.
Gill obtained the Institute for Optimum Nutrition’s Diploma in Nutritional Therapy, and the University of West London’s BSc in Nutritional Therapy and has been practising for 7 years. She sees clients with a wide range of health issues. Particular interests include digestive health, hormonal imbalances, weight management and autoimmune conditions.
Gill uses the Functional Medicine approach, which assesses the function of organs and body systems and how these may be impacted by nutrition and lifestyle choices. She has first-hand experience in making nutrition and lifestyle changes so understands that recommendations need to be practical, achievable and … delicious. Gill came to nutritional therapy after years of stress and hectic lifestyle gradually led to health problems for which mainstream medicine offered no lasting solutions. Taking her health into her own hands she turned to nutritional therapy and experiencing its positive impact on her own health, decided to retrain. She follows the Paleo way of eating, involving (happy) meat, fish, fruit and lots of vegetables. Gill is passionate about fresh, natural and uncomplicated food believing this must come first. In her spare time she loves growing organic fruit and vegetables on her allotment.
Gill is our in-house advisor offering health advice on the shop floor. You do not need to book in advance.
Joanna is a BANT-registered Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, having graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine with distinction in 2016. Joanna specialises in children’s nutrition and feels passionate that the right diet can support a child’s health, both physically and mentally. Joanna addresses the family’s key health concerns with achievable, tasty, easy to follow plans that can be incorporated into the family’s busy life whilst supporting the child’s health.
As a mother of two children Joanna knows first-hand how families can sometimes struggle to ensure their children are eating a well-balanced nutritious diet and with so much conflicting information and advertising about so-called healthy foods it is easy to be misguided. Joanna loves working with
children, encouraging them to cook, try new foods and establish a healthy relationship with food that can be taken into adulthood.
Joanna works with children from birth to teens, with experience in weaning, intolerance and allergies, fussy eating, digestive complaints, poor sleep patterns, skin complaints, Autism, behaviour changes, mood and hormones.
Joanna is here to support you and your child offering a personalised nutritional approach. Please contact Joanna via her website www.joannakovacsnutrition.co.uk