Deborah Lethby, Registered Nutritional Therapist
Deborah is a Registered Nutritional Therapist (MBANT) who graduated from the London College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in 2007. Deborah uses an evidence-based approach, supporting her clients with personalised nutrition and lifestyle advice, in order to help them with their health challenges.
Deborah is a specialist in supporting women’s health in midlife and also has a keen interest in the link between food and its effects on our brains – be it our mood, anxiety or cognitive function. She has discovered through her training, personal experience and that of her clients, the wonderful power that food has not just on our bodies, but also our minds. Optimising aspects of our health such as hormones, gut health, and lifestyle factors can greatly impact how we feel mentally as well as physically, and she wants to share that knowledge with her clients.
Deborah’s aim when working with clients is to find the root cause of their health issues, and this may include recommending functional testing if appropriate.
Deborah continues to undertake regular training to keep up-to-date with the latest scientific research in the field of nutrition so that she can offer the best advice to her clients.
For more information, see Deborah’s website at www.nutrissential.co.uk where you can book a free ‘no obligation’ 30 minute call to find out how she can help, or send her an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioners assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns.
Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Personalised nutrition is tailored specifically for you, taking into account your health journey, your health goals and dietary preferences. The practitioner may use functional tests to inform the recommendations that are based on your unique biological individuality.
Personalised nutrition consultations are relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis; anyone with persistent digestive issues or those wishing to support an autoimmune condition, as well as those looking to enhance their health and wellbeing. Recommendations are not a replacement for medical advice; practitioners frequently work alongside medical professionals to support individuals’ wellbeing.
BANT practitioners do not diagnose or treat disease, and recommendations are not a replacement for medical advice; practitioners frequently work alongside medical professionals to support individual’s wellbeing.
What does a nutritional therapy session typically involve?
Before the first consultation, the practitioner usually provides a health and nutrition questionnaire for the client to complete. An initial consultation typically lasts 60 to 90 minutes, and in this time the practitioner asks detailed questions about current health concerns, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, medical history, family history, lifestyle, levels of physical activity, use of medication and supplements and diet. The practitioner then evaluates individual needs and uses the extensive evidence base for nutritional science to develop a personalised, safe and effective nutrition and lifestyle programme.
Follow up consultations are provided in order to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments.
By choosing a Nutritional Therapist who is a member of BANT you can be confident that they follow the strict CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and the BANT Professional Practice Handbook, have professional indemnity insurance for clinical practice and also meet the membership criteria.