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I'm Angelique, a nutritionist based in London. My mission is to help you live a healthier life, filled with energy and free from painful symptoms. I use scientific research to give you the tools to improve your overall wellbeing, using nothing but nutrition, lifestyle changes, and supplementation. My nutrition journey started in my early twenties when I began suffering from eating disorders. I was anorexic, then bulimic, and then extremely overweight. I developed autoimmune hypothyroidism; was diagnosed with PCOS, and had many food intolerances. I have had 2 miscarriages and I am no stranger to hormonal havoc. Looking back, I'm glad I went through it all. My health issues are the reason I got my nutrition qualification and why I can relate to the people I work with. I love what I do. This is why I want to share my journey with you and I hope you share yours with me :-)

Nutritionist vs Dietitian vs Nutritional Therapist

I get asked this all the time. Here's my take on it. A nutritionist is anybody who claims to be an expert in the field of nutrition. This is a broad description because some nutritionists have not studied, meaning they are not appropriately qualified and do not belong to a governing body. When taking advice from a nutritionist always check they have studied, are registered and belong to a governing body.

A dietitian is somebody who has a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Dietitians generally work with the NHS, although some will work directly with the public. I am not a dietitian.

A nutritional therapist is somebody who is appropriately qualified and has a recognised qualification in Nutritional Therapy. Nutritional therapists usually work in private practice offering bespoke health plans, using nutrition and lifestyle interventions to help support the body towards maintaining health. I am a qualified and registered nutritional therapist. I also refer to myself as a nutritionist because many people are not aware of what a nutritional therapist is. When taking advice from a nutritional therapist always check they have appropriately qualified, are registered and belong to a regulated governing body as it is not a protected title. As a nutritional therapist, in my clinic I specialise in weight management, hormonal health, stress and digestion.

BANT, my governing body has more to say about nutrition titles.

Nutritionist Approved Recipes

At the heart of every healthy lifestyle is a nutritious diet packed with wholesome super foods which satisfy the tastebuds. Most of my recipes are healthy alternatives to classic dishes like cauliflower pizza, while the rest are made up of breakfasts, desserts and smoothies. I am constantly experimenting with ingredients such as gluten free pasta, sugar free chocolate, dairy free milk and gluten free bread. I get all my ingredients from my health shop.

PCOS-Loving Green Smoothie

PCOS-Loving Green Smoothie

This delicious, nourishing green smoothie is full of PCOS-friendly ingredients to keep those dreaded symptoms at bay. It contains one of my favourite Detox Warriors, as...

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Almond and cashew protein balls

Almond and cashew protein balls

Exclusive recipe from The Balance Plan These date-free delicious protein balls are packed with fibre, protein and healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied and are...

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Wild rice and sweet potato salad

Wild rice and sweet potato salad

This is such a delicious alternative to potato salad, and is great for packing into summery picnics or tossing into lunchboxes for a nutrient boost at lunchtime. The...

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September is PCOS awareness month

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Articles

It’s Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) awareness month and I want to share a little more of my personal journey with you. I had a moment today where I thought ‘oh my word… I am actually a mum!’. I know by now I should realise this, I have been a mummy for 6 months, but it’s such an amazing experience and even now I still can’t quite believe it! If I had to say what the thing I am most proud...

6 healthy foods to help balance your hormones

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Articles

Do you walk around feeling like one of the hormonal seven dwarves? • Grumpy • Scratchy • Bitchy • Bloaty • Sleepy • Hungry • Spotty Have you ever thought it might be down to your hormones? Hormonal imbalances are not just for teenagers and menopausal women. Hormones can affect any of us at any stage of life and unfortunately most of the time we are only aware of our hormones when they bring...

The 12 Days Of Christmas

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Articles

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, a time that brings families and friends together to celebrate the festive season, exchange gifts and indulge in delicious foods and drinks. However, not to risk sounding like the Grinch, but the festive season can be stressful, especially if you are trying to stay healthy. From family gatherings to catching up with friends and attending Christmas parties,...

The right carb guide

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Articles

We all have friends who are on low- carbohydrate (carb) diets, totally fearing eating anything they think resembles carbohydrates. Perhaps you’ve been on a low-carb diet yourself or are thinking about cutting out this food group to lose weight for a wedding, a holiday or to get into those skinny jeans. Sadly, over the years, carbs have become an almost dirty word to those looking to shape up or lose...

ASK Angelique: sugar-free tomato ketchup

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Articles

Why you want to avoid store bought ketchup (and the best sugar-free ketchup recipe)… I’m thrilled to return to ‘ASK Angelique’, the series that sees your wellness questions answered! We’ve already explored the rules on sugar in baby foods; now we’ll turn our attention to one popular table staple – tomato ketchup. Here’s our question:   “Could you please...

Nutrition Consultations

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Nutritional therapy is based on the scientific principle that food, as nature intended it, provides the nutrients needed to heal the body and to help bring us back to a state of optimum health and vitality. This is achieved through the consequence of metabolic homeostasis (where the individual maintains equilibrium in the throughput of energy to sustain body function, structure and information).

Nutritional Therapists (nutritionists) 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 Nutritional Therapists (nutritionists) to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health, i.e. A Nutritional Therapist (nutritionist) treats the person as a whole, and not the condition itself.

Although many health complaints require particular medication, it has been repeatedly shown that nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare supports the health of all the major systems of the body (digestive, endocrine, reproductive, excretory, skeletal, immune, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular and integumentary, AKA skin, hair and nails).

Ongoing studies have shown nutritional therapy can benefit all age groups. Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations include support to achieve optimum energy levels, healthy blood-sugar balance, emotional and psychological wellbeing, optimum gastrointestinal health, alleviating hormonal imbalances and intolerance to a broad range of food groups.

People have many and varied requirements of a nutritional therapy appointment, and people often seek specialist support for their current health status. There are many conditions recognised as requiring unique nutritional recommendations to rebalance the body. Nutritional Therapy is generally considered to have a positive impact on the following: Weight management, Stress management, Energy levels, Food cravings, Allergies and intolerances, Digestive disorders, IBS, Hormonal healthcare, Mood Imbalances, Boosting immunity, Preconception care and fertility, Pregnancy, Skin conditions, Performance nutrition, PMS, Menopause, Female health, Male health, Chronic fatigue, Eating disorders.

All the pressures of modern life, such as working long hours, deadlines, eating on the run and the speed at which we live, can cause the quality of food to become less important. This unfortunately puts a strain on the body and in the long run may give rise to ailments. Most supermarkets are stocked with ready meals and snacks, which are more often than not low in nutritional value. In turn, even though we are eating, we are not giving the body the building blocks needed to maintain health and vitality. Nutritional therapy uses food and supplements to give the body the nutrients it needs to thrive, while investigating the foods that may be causing adverse effects.

Following a nutritional therapy programme does not mean you have to cut out all the foods you enjoy! It’s about making simple, practical changes that become a way of life; to put you back in control and give you a natural balanced focus.

With nutritional therapy you will work with your nutritionist to design a realistic programme that will help you reach your health goals. The approach is personal and tailored to your specific needs and adjusts to your environment.

 

What you can expect

A nutritional therapist (nutritionist) assesses a person’s nutritional needs to achieve normal physiological function. This means the maintenance of homeostasis, a position of wellbeing we all seek, but many fail to achieve.

Nutritional therapy is not a one pill wonder: it is a change in lifestyle to bring your body back to optimum health. Although you may see some immediate improvements it can take the body time to come back into balance.

Please see nutritional consultations for consultation duration and prices.

 

What are you looking to achieve?

Would you like to optimise your own health or deal with a specific health condition or goal? Are you looking to inspire your workplace to optimise their own health and therefore increase productivity? Do you want to ensure your staff canteen offers nutritious and healthy food options as well as caters for vegetarian/vegan diets or gluten/dairy allergies? Do you have a group of people with the same health interests that would benefit from a tailor-made workshop?

Please see Nutritional Services for more on what I do.