Helen Cooke in Clifton England

Helen Cooke

Clifton, England, BS8 4HG

Helen Cooke Nutritional Therapy & Functional Medicine BSc, MA. mBANT, mCNHC

A little bit about Helen Cooke

I'm a highly-qualified, functional medicine trained nutritional therapist specialising in the latest nutritional approaches to improving your overall health and digestion. I will help guide you through the maze of different approaches and devise an easy-to-follow, personally-tailored nutritional programme to suit your pocket and lifestyle based on the latest scientific evidence.. One of the first things you should know about me is that I truly believe food is one of life's soul pleasures! By working together, we can develop a plan that not only best suit your health needs, but also enables you to still enjoy food (though of course dietary restrictions may be necessary at times).. As well as having a busy private practice, I teach nutrition to a wide range of health professionals (including Bristol medical students) so work hard to keep up to date with current research in the area. I combine the latest scientific thinking with over 30 years of experience of working as a healthcare practitioner.. As poor digestion lies at the root of a myriad of health conditions, I specialise in offering support and giving advise about microbiome friendly/FODMAP diets etc. and psychological health issues. I also have considerable experience of supporting people with a wide variety of health conditions (see below).. My other specialist area of interest is mental health. I have worked with people with eating issues for 25 years initially in a treatment centre and now in my practice. I have regular referrals from a Bristol psychiatrist who specialises in this area of work. We are currently developing a course to support people with complementary and nutritional approaches to mental health - please see my website for further information.. How I work:. Initial consultations include analysis of your health history, family history, and detailed assessment of your current health, so I can understand your situation as fully as possible.. I may suggest functional testing to assess digestion/gut bacteria imbalances /neurotransmitter (stress hormone) imbalances etc., to help us target the root cause of any imbalances and create an individualised nutrition programme to help bring you back to balance.. As stress can have a major impact on health and well-being and significantly influence digestion, I may recommend relaxation approaches such as calming breathing/mind-clearing exercises are incorporated into the work we do together, but this is entirely optional.. I also see clients in Cirencester as well as Bristol and Cheltenham.. For further information please see my website or call 07905 383203


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  • My Qualifications - Training, qualifications and experience; I have a nursing background and a degree in Nutritional Medicine (BSc). I have undertaken additional training in Functional Medicine/the microbiome and stress management. I also have a Masters degree (MA) in Complementary Health Studies, which will enable me to offer you guidance about incorporating these therapies into your programme as required.; I have worked in leading complementary/integrative health organisations for the last 25 years including the world renowned Penny Brohn Cancer Care charity (I was Director of Therapy for 5 years). After my nurse training I worked in a rehabilitation centre that offered support to people with a wide range of problems including eating issues.; I work in affiliation with Professor Tim Spector (British Gut Microbiome project, London) as one of 'Map My Gut's' microbiome specialists. This exciting new service uses the latest technology to provide a personalised analysis of the thousands of bacteria living in your gut together with information on how they associate with health and disease. This test will provide you with important health enhancing advice on lifestyle and nutritional changes.; I'm the Nutrition Expert Board Member for the National Centre for Integrative Medicine.; I am registered with: The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council(CHNC) and the British Association of Nutritional Therapy and Applied Nutrition (BANT).; Helen Cooke MA (Complementary Health Studies), BSc (Nutritional Medicine).; Member organisations; Accredited register membership
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