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Hello, I'm Jo Kelly (BSc Hons dipION mBANT CNHC), award winningRegistered Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach, and founder of Flourish with Nutrition. I decided to retrain as a Nutritional Therapist after working initially as a Registered Veterinary Nurse, before moving on to many years in the busy corporate world of Veterinary pharmaceutical sales. As a busy parent, working full time in a hectic, competitive world, I burnt out. Although successful at my job, I was emotionally and physically drained and exhausted. Something had to change, for myself and my family. This is where I discovered the power of nutrition and lifestyle medicine.
After studying the science of nutrition at The Institute of Optimum Nutrition for 3 years to gain a diploma in Nutritional Therapy, I felt strongly that I could help many more people like me, struggling with energy and time to put themselves and their wellbeing first. Flourish with Nutrition was born!
I am passionate about helping others in the workplace become the best version of themselves. With many years working in large international companies, I understand the challenges team members face. I can help improve absenteeism and increase productivity within the workplace, without burning out.
If you would like to know more about how I can support your company, please book a no obligation, call and I will happily tell you more.
"To keep the body in good health is a duty...otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear"
What Is Nutritional Therapy?
If you’re looking for advice with your diet and any diet related conditions it can be very confusing choosing the best individual to help you with your health goals. And in today’s world, where so much information is available online, it is hard to establish food fact from fiction.
Nutritional therapists are very similar to dieticians in the fact that they are trained to assess an individual’s symptoms and review their diet to see what vitamins or minerals that they may be deficient in, and suggest a diet that may help support their particular problem.
However, you need to be careful who you choose as the title ‘nutritional therapist’ is not protected so, to ensure that you are getting an approved therapist, you need to find out if they are registered with BANT (The British Association of Nutritional Therapists) and the CNHC (The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council). Registration is voluntary, but all therapists who are members have to be trained from an accredited course, have to annually prove they are continuing their training and have to abide by specific codes of conduct to remain certified. These will usually be clearly stated on their websites but you can also verify registration by going onto the websites for BANT and the CNHC.
Nutritional therapists are able to advise on a whole range of health conditions ranging from relatively minor issues such as dry skin, insomnia or fatigue to more serious health complaints such as inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis or depression. They seek to find the root cause of the problem and suggest both dietary and, sometimes, supplements to help support the bodies systems to allow the body to help itself. Consultations can be on a one to one basis so they can really discover the clients individual circumstances and tailor make a programme just for them.