Claudia Williamson Nutritional Therapist
Registered Nutritional Therapist practicing in Tunbridge Wells, Kent
My interest in nutrition began when my second child, after many distressing months of illness, was discovered to be wheat intolerant. The change in her within a week of eliminating wheat from her diet was dramatic, fantastic and such a relief. And no more medicines! Many doctors had been involved in my child’s care and despite their best efforts none of them were able to discover what was making her ill. The medications she was prescribed became stronger and more alarming without benefit.
A friend suggested I take her to see a therapist at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition but I dismissed the idea, thinking what could they know that a doctor didn’t? In desperation I took her to see an osteopath who was particularly interested in digestive problems. It was he that diagnosed her wheat intolerance (until then I hadn’t known the difference between a food intolerance and an allergy). After about 3 years of living wheat-free she was able to re-introduce wheat to her diet without problem.
This experience taught me so much and the seed of my interest in nutrition was sown. I studied at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London and now practice in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
I am registered with BANT, the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy, the professional body for Nutritional Therapists in the UK. To be registered with BANT therapists must obtain their qualifications from approved colleges, have had to meet high professional standards and are required to ensure their knowledge is kept up-do-date through Continued Professional Development every year. See my BANT practitioner page.
I am also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). By choosing a Nutritional Therapist registered with the CNHC you can be confident that they are properly trained, qualified and insured.