I gained my diploma in nutritional therapy and then a postgraduate diploma in Iridology from the College of Naturopathic Medicine, CNM in London.  Then in 2015 I completed the Institute of Functional Medicine’s Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice module; this is the functional medicine approach I use in clinic.

The mainstay of my work is one-to-one consultations in my home-based clinic as well as virtual appointments via skype, facetime and zoom for those living further afield or unable to come to Wimborne.

My background is actually in languages and writing, with a masters degree in translation from Heidelberg university, Germany.  However I always wanted to study naturopathic nutrition, which explains why I was open to the idea of another stint of studying years later!

My passion for the healing power of food stems from my own health story.   An intolerance to dairy and a niggly digestion plus growing up with parents who had allergies and duodenal ulcers, plus a long familial history of cardiovascular disease.  When I lost someone close to an auto-immune disease and then had my own journey with Lyme, it clinched my resolve that there must be more to healing than pills and prescriptions.

I regularly attend practitioner seminars and conferences and  listen to practitioner webinars and health podcasts.  At the moment, in the summer of 2022, I’m studying the Bredesen protocol for Alzheimer’s.
Despite having a particular interest in auto-immune conditions, cognitive and digestive health, I work with most chronic illnesses which seem to define the health crisis of current times.

I love being part of a holistic way of thinking that’s embracing the planet.  Today’s global understanding about food being medicine means nutritional therapy is fast becoming the first-line approach for many people wanting to improve their health story.

Apart from consultations I also offer health talks and workshops (see Events) upon request.  They have covered topics such as Health after cancer, Auto immune disorders, Fatigue, Heart disease (including managing blood pressure & cholesterol), Diabetes, Menopause a.o.
These are geared to groups of more than six, and can be held in the home or your company workplace.
Please email for more details, or if you have a specific health interest request.

Healthy cooking days are for either clients wanting some hands-on cooking support or anyone else who would like to discover that cooking delicious healthy food is easy and enjoyable.  Email me for details.

Monica Nutritionalist

The organisations I belong to: the British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT), the Complementary and Natural Healthcare council (CNHC, which is supported by the Dept. of Health), and the Nutritional Therapy Council (NTCC) and the Institute of Functional Medicine.

For more information about Functional Medicine please click here.

My annual newsletter, monthly website blog and social media pages on facebook and instagram offer me the ideal platform to interact and connect with you.
In this way I can share new and exciting research, recipes and health info as well as photos of foods, to help you on your journey to wellness.

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