Susan Fitzpatrick DipION mBANT
Susan studied for three years at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London where she qualified as a Registered Nutritional Therapist. Central to this training was the application of the Functional Medicine model that addresses the whole person, not just their symptoms. This model investigates diet, lifestyle and life events, past and present to better understand possible imbalances within the body. Her studies focused on food and nutrient interaction within the body's systems and the application of recent research on nutrition science.
Given the constant evolution of nutrition science, Susan continues to develop her knowledge by attending regular conferences and workshops on nutrition and health. She has a particular interest in healthy ageing and believes that with increased longevity, it is now more important than ever to make dietary and lifestyle choices to ensure these years are lived out to the full.
Her own background heavily focused on food as she grew up in a family of 3 generations of Chefs. Life revolved around food. It was always topical and meal times were sacred. This was further enhanced by living and working in France and Italy in her 20s. Susan's interest in nutrition then developed when she noticed how food was affecting her own health. As she read more about nutrition, she discovered her passion which complemented her background. Now as a Registered Nutritional Therapist, she practices in London and Cardiff supporting individuals make changes to their own health through dietary and lifestyle advice. Importantly, she has never forgotten the joy of food which is central to this advice.
Susan is a member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and registered with the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CHNC) and is fully insured.
The Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CHNC) was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Voluntary Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests, nutritional therapy and the Registered Nutritional Therapist.
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