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Wendy Smith

Wendy Smith

BSc (Hons), mBANT, CNHC, AFMCP Graduate

Wendy qualified as a nutritional therapist in 2001. She began her training at the renowned Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London and thereafter gained an honours degree in nutritional therapy from the University of Westminster. She is a member of BANT (British Association of Nutritional Therapy and Applied Nutrition) and registered with the CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) which means that she is bound by a strict Code of Conduct and attends regular postgraduate training to attain the highest standards of knowledge and competence to practise.

Wendy uses a Functional Medicine approach which emphasises the importance of high quality foods and phytonutrient diversity to address clinical imbalances. Functional medicine recognises that each of us is unique and that one size does not fit all. It is aimed at identifying potential nutritional and physiological imbalances, and how they might be contributing to illness or symptoms whether bloating, poor cognition or hot flushes. The approach allows Wendy to work with people on many levels by addressing imbalances and supporting the body towards maintaining health. She works with a range of health concerns from stress and fatigue, to hormonal and digestive disorders and has experience of clients undergoing, or recovering from, cancer treatment. Her specialist areas are working with people who have inflammatory and metabolic conditions including:

Diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome

Cancer

Gastrointestinal disorders

Autoimmunity

Wendy’s personal and clinical experiences leave her in no doubt about the links between food and health. Her main motivation comes from empowering individuals with the knowledge and tools they need to optimise their own health potential and she utilises her many years of experience and training to motivate and coach clients to achieve their personal health goals.

In addition, use of cutting-edge science enables advice to be even more personalised. Functional lab testing helps to identify nutritional imbalances, often at the biochemical level, and gene testing allows us to establish a person’s genetic predisposition. By identifying the unique genetic makeup of an individual, and which of their genes can be influenced by nutrition, advice can be further personalised to maximise an individual’s good health and minimise potential health risks or predispositions. Wendy has undergone training in the application of nutrigenomics and continues to study this newly evolving and exciting field of health.

Until recently, Wendy also worked with Age UK in Bromley & Greenwich setting up and running numerous health and nutrition projects within the community for older people, men, and diverse cultures including Nepalese, Indian and Afro Caribbean. She was instrumental in setting up one of the first ’Men in Sheds’ projects in the country, a project that addresses isolation and health needs of older men. She continues to be involved in a number of these projects as a volunteer or through delivery of educational programmes and practical workshops.

Wendy is a strong believer of integrated therapies for cancer and has undertaken additional training courses to support people with cancer and helping them to remain well during their treatment. She volunteers for ‘Yes to Life’, a Charity that helps people affected by cancer to access information and support about integrated therapies.

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Therapies Offered

1:1 nutritional therapy

Nutrigenomics practitioner

Functional Testing (e.g. adrenal stress, thyroid, metabolic analysis, gene SNP testing)

Weight Loss Support Programmes

Topical Workshops and Detox Programmes

 

Clinic Times

Friday 1pm – 5pm

Flexible Times Also Available

For further information or to book an appointment

Please contact Wendy directly on:

07941361125

wtemplesmith@aol.com

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