Hi, I am EVA

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read about what I do.

I am a health professional with a specialist knowledge of gut health.

I see clients with gastro-intestinal issues, whether they be medical disorders or functional conditions like IBS.

I can help you navigate your health, translating science into easy-to-understand personalised recommendations based on your symptoms and test results, and encouraging you to make better dietary and lifestyle choices.

I am the daughter of a GP, I have upmost respect for the medical profession and I make sure to take into account any medical reports and diagnostic tests clients bring to my knowledge. In fact, I encourage my clients to seek medical opinion prior to working with me and to create a folder with copies of all medical reports undertaken so that I can gather all the necessary information to create YOUR unique nutritional programme.

Why I am passionate about gut health?

You can not have a healthy plant without looking at the soil and the roots. You can not have a healthy body without having a healthy gut, this is my belief.

How do I work as a Functional Medicine Practitioner? 

I address the underlying causes of your health problems by applying Functional Medicine. Functional medicine offers a different way of viewing the gut and approaching clinical management by moving away from symptom-based diagnosis to understanding underlying dysfunction and utilising personalised nutrition and lifestyle medicine.

If we don’t fix the WHY all we do is address/manage the symptoms. If you want to maximise your health, let me help you find the WHY. It’s all about the root cause and to identify the WHY, I am partial to functional testing. If you test, you don’t guess, that’s my motto in clinical practice! I recommend very sophisticated lab tests that give us tremendous amount of information about posible root causes and underlying triggers. They give us a road map to follow a very precise nutritional protocol unique to your needs. This is what I call personalised nutrition!

My Credentials 
I am an experienced Nutritional Therapist with a foundation science degree from the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) accredited by the University of Bedfordshire where I was trained over 3 years in the principles of functional medicine, a science-based method that assesses the underlying causes of symptoms.
I am registered with BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy) – The body that promotes and upholds the ethical standards in Nutritional Therapy.
I have met the strict criteria required for the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) registration – the Professional Standards Council for regulation of Nutritional Therapists, funded by the Department of Health.

Furthermore, I’m very proud to have completed the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) AFMCP™-UK.
Functional medicine addresses the whole person, rather than an isolated set of symptoms. Practitioners spend time with their clients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic conditions. They engage with their clients in a therapeutic partnership to understand and tackle the underlying causes of disease, so as to support and promote the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

 

I attended and completed the AFMCP™-UK training in London in October 2018 where Institute for Functional Medicine teaches health care professionals how to apply these principles in practice through an intensive 5 day training course called Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™.

 

I am fully insured to practise in the field of Nutritional Therapy

 

I regularly attend conferences to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of gut health and Microbiome research.