ELISABETH CARLSSON N.T Dip CNM, MBANT, RCNHC
‘I love getting to the root cause of the health issues, as so often there are many layers to a person and why they are in the situation they are in.’
My name is Elisabeth and I'm a London-based nutritional therapist. I qualified from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in September 2016 where I obtained my diploma in naturopathic nutrition. I am a member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
My interest in nutrition developed after I gave birth to my son in 2007. I wanted to understand how to take better care of him as he moved on to solid foods and I started reading everything about food, the science behind nutrition and its impact on our mind and bodies. I gave birth to my first daughter in 2009 and my second 2017.
I grew up on a farm in Sweden surrounded by simple foods and people living healthy and robust lives. When I moved to the UK I was immediately struck by how many people complained of health issues and were confused about food. The contrast was stark and I realised that many of the traditional ways of eating and preparing foods were very much the foundation of good health. Fascinated by what I was learning, in 2008 I decided to sign up to study nutrition determined to work with people and help them achieve more robust health and empowering them to make informed food choices.
I see clients with a wide range of health needs in my clinic but my particular area of interest is working with women with female hormonal imbalances such as irregular periods, PMS-D, PCOS, candida, infertility.
In my clinic, I also see a lot of health issues related to the thyroid and for this reason much of my advice is aimed at restoring health on a metabolic level ie. working with the whole body and getting your health to a resilient and robust level.
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PRACTITIONER PROFILE FOR HONOR OAK WELLNESS ROOMS:
1. What do you love most about Nutritional Therapy?
I love being a health detective. I love getting to the root cause of the health issues as so often there are many layers to a person and why they are in the situation they are in. It's such a buzz when people improve their health from advice you have given them. Part of my job is to give them the advice they need, but at the same time, explaining to them about biology and physiology. This empowers my clients to support themselves better and understand the signals their body gives them.
2. How do you tailor your service to each client?
I tailor everything to each client, as there is no 'size fit all'. The protocol is designed depending on where they are in their journey, how much time they have to dedicate to their new lifestyle, and how open to they are to change their habits. I look at each client as a whole so it’s important to take in all of these aspects when designing a protocol, as you want them to succeed.
3. What is your favourite thing about what you do & why?
One of my passions is debunking health and food 'myths' that are rife in the media and show clients that food and health doesn't need to be complicated or stressful. It's really satisfying when clients (re)discover foods they thought were (in their minds) on the 'bad' list that they now enjoy and make them feel great.
4. What else do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I admit I also am very nerdy reading about nutrition and well being in my spare time. But since I have three children we spend a lot of time together as a family, seeing friends, cooking, gardening and getting out in nature or to the beach when I can. I like the simple things in life. The lagom way.
5. What are the 3 things you are most grateful for?
Every day I am grateful for the good health of my family, my amazing bunch of friends that inspire me, and having a job that I love.
DISCLAIMER: I do not diagnose, treat or cure any conditions. My role as a nutritional therapist is simply to offer clients the opportunity to learn more about enhancing and optimising their health and well-being.
If you are being treated by a doctor, please know that my aim will be to work with you in conjunction with your health care professionals. Please do not stop taking any medication without the consent of your doctor.