I’m Aileen Smith, I’m a BANT and CNHC Registered Nutritional Therapist, with a DipION qualification from the Institute For Optimum Nutrition in London.
“My aim is to inspire you to optimum health in a way that is easy and achievable for you. I love to help people who have the intention to live healthily yet feel they need nutritional expertise and guidance to help them achieve their personal health goals”.
I provide nutrition, wellbeing advice and coaching for clients interested in uncovering the root cause of their health concern and wishing to optimise their health naturally. I am happy to work with any condition, however my special interests are:
Promoting Female Health * Healthy Weight Management etc * How Stress Impacts on Physical Health * Mindfulness around Food * Managing Health in the Corporate World
I’ll prepare a Personalised Health Optimisation Plan that fits with your lifestyle, budget and your food likes and dislikes based on your personal health history and analysis of your diet and lifestyle. Where appropriate I may recommend functional laboratory tests and/or nutritional supplements.
I love to help my clients by sharing my nutritional knowledge alongside my love of good food and my experience of making health and lifestyle changes whilst running a business and having a busy life.
I’m a ‘foodie’ at heart, I believe food is to nourish and to fuel you but it should always be fun, pleasurable and a social celebration. I like to offer help and practical advice to fit with your busy life and that you’ll easily adapt to your lifestyle.
What led me into a health career?
My personal interest in nutrition and optimum health began whilst I was the owner/director of a successful food and hospitality company. Most business owners will agree that running a business often takes a toll on your health and I was no exception!
Five or six years into the business I felt exhausted, stressed, lacking energy and was 60lbs overweight, I just knew that I had to take control of my life. I consulted with nutritional professionals and personal trainers and made changes to my eating, exercise and lifestyle habits all of which made a significant difference to my overall health. I’ve learned a new approach to my health and way of living.
By the time I sold my business in 2008, I was totally hooked on healthy living and knew clearly that I wanted my next business to focus on helping people achieve great health. I had lots of knowledge about healthy foods and how to prepare it but I didn’t understand the science underpinning healthy living advice and that’s what led me to study nutritional therapy related to functional medicine.
Training and Qualifications
Diploma in Nutritional Therapy (DipION)
I undertook my 4 years training at the renowned Institute For Optimum Nutrition in London.
I’ve been trained to use a patient centred body systems approach. I will spend time with you, listening to your health history and looking at the interactions between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors (such as sleep, relaxation, exercise, movement, nutrition and stress) which may be influencing your symptoms and health conditions.
I love to analyse a client’s case to help identify the potential underlying reasons for their current health status. I find that being able to give a client an understanding of what is going on and what may have triggered their symptoms can assist them in implementing their health optimisation plan.
Registered with the British Association for Applied Nutritional Therapy (BANT)
I am a Full member of this professional body for Nutritional Therapists, meaning I am obliged to abide by their strict Code of Ethics, I am fully insured and I undertake regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as encouraged by the organisation.
Registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
I also belong to the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), an organisation set up with government support. Being a registered member of this organisation means that I have provided proof of training and experience within the field, I am professionally insured and I abide by the CNHC’s Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.