Elizabeth undertook her qualification in nutritional therapy at the renown Institute of Optimal Nutrition in London. She applies her strong background in scientific and medical research to ensure that she practices according to evidence-based, sound scientific and clinical principles.
She holds a PhD in biochemistry from Oxford University conducting research into type II diabetes and an MSc in Clinical Biochemistry. She has worked in the NHS conducting many biochemical test including thyroid function, digestive mal-absorption, liver and kidney function, female infertility, type II diabetes and allergy. She has also worked within an international blue chip pharmaceutical company before moving into the biotechnology industry and undertaking her nutritional training.
For over 10 years Elizabeth has been involved in the field of personalised medicine, applying emerging scientific data from genetics and biomarkers to help develop novel medicines and nutritional approaches more tailored to the individual. She has worked directly at the industry-academic interface, staying at the fore-front of new scientific findings and has developed and still maintains an extensive network of scientists and clinicians who are world-leaders in clinical research. She continues these research and collaborative activities through her role as VP Personalised Medicine & Nutrition at London Genetics International.
Elizabeth is a full member of the BANT (British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy) and adheres to the association’s strict code of conduct. She is also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, the only register for Nutritional Therapy recognised by the Department of Health. She is also a certified Metabolic Balance coach.
She sits on a number of high profile UK groups leading strategy and implementation in the areas of nutrition and personalised approaches to healthcare:
- Continuing Professional Development Committee, BANT
- Food and Health Council of the Royal Society of Medicine
- UK Pharmacogenetics & Stratified Medicine Research Network Steering Committee
- NHS Innovation Prize Challenge Expert Panel
- Dance UK member
Do you feel stressed with insufficient energy to get you through the day? Feel bloated, have digestive discomfort and unable to concentrate? Unable to lose weight? Fed up with yo-yo dieting? Suffer from allergies or food intolerances? Skin or airways conditions such as asthma or eczema? Want to optimise your health and wellbeing? Confused about what to eat?
Simple personalised nutritional and life style changes may help. We provide personalised nutritional advice tailored to your individual needs to help optimise your health and well-being.
Dr Elizabeth Foot- Nutritional therapist
Prices Initial consultation: £95
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health and peak performance. Nutritional Therapy can identify potential nutritional imbalances and how these contribute to symptoms. This approach allows the nutritional therapist to work with people on many levels by addressing nutritional imbalances and supporting the body towards maintaining health.
Some people simply want to check that they are on the right track with regard to healthy eating. Others may want to lose weight or get help with their symptoms. Nutritional Therapists recognise that each person is an individual with unique requirements and take time to define a personalised nutrition plan rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
If you have any specific health issue you should always visit your GP before visiting a nutritional therapist. It is also important that you ensure that the nutritional therapist you consult has full membership with a professional body such as the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and are registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). Optima Nutrition has full membership with both these associations.