About Us

At Nutritional Health Solutions we can help you to improve your health through active nutrition and lifestyle management.  The company is owned and operated by Alison Sheldrick BSc (Hons), MSc, FdSc Dip I.O.N., mBANT, NTCC, CNHC.

If you need to find someone to help you improve your health then it is important that you find someone who is qualified to do so.  Alison is an experienced Nutritional Therapist who has also achieved a high level of scientific qualifications.  Alison’s first degree in Applied Biological Sciences looked at how the body functions, what can go wrong, and how medicine can be used to manage symptoms and disease.  Alison’s second degree was a Masters degree, which she received with distinction.  This degree covered biological systems in even greater detail, looking at some of the very latest scientific research and how to interpret scientific studies.

In 2006, Alison received a foundation Science Degree in Nutritional Therapy from the University of Bedfordshire.  Alison has been practicing Nutritional Therapy since 2005, and she launched her company Nutritional Health Solutions in October 2006.

In addition to her Nutritional Therapy practice, Alison teaches Nutritional Science to students studying for a Masters Degree in Nutritional Therapy at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York.

In her clinical practice, Alison uses an approach called Functional Medicine. This approach looks at addressing underlying imbalances rather than dealing with health issues by symptom.  For example, if someone was suffering from indigestion, Alison would look for imbalances that might be contributing to the symptom and address those rather than looking at the symptom in isolation.

“Functional medicine emphasises a definable and teachable process of integrating multiple knowledge bases within a pragmatic intellectual matrix that focuses on functionality at many levels, rather than a single treatment for a single diagnosis. Functional medicine uses the patient’s story as a key tool for integrating diagnosis, signs and symptoms, and evidence of clinical imbalances into a comprehensive approach to improve both the patient’s environmental inputs and his or her physiological function.

The Institute for Functional Medicine teaches health care professional’s how to apply these principles in practice through an intensive 5 day training course called Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™.”afmcp-graduate-2015-rgb-72dpi-web

Alison attended and completed the AFMCP™-UK training in London in 2015.

Alison is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) , the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), and has a Certificate of Competence from the Nutritional Therapy Council (NTCC).

Alison LAlison has trained in all aspects of nutrition.  As a  Metabolic Balance® coach she offers a comprehensive, scientific and effective solution to weight loss (or gain) and would particularly like to hear from you if you are already experiencing poor health due to being overweight.  Alison also specialises in optimising digestion and hormonal health.  If you would like to find out more, call 07790 745769 to find out how we can help you.

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