Therapist name: Amy Desborough
Duration of session: 1 hour
Contact details for booking: 07975 518036 or email@example.com
I am based in Pembrokeshire, West Wales and am truly passionate about food. My initial love of food was for how it tasted and I believe that this still is the most important factor. However throughout my 20’s I developed an interest in how food could heal and enhance wellbeing. This led me down my path of training in nutrition with The College of Naturopathic Nutrition and subsequent registration with BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy) and CNHC (Complementary and Healthcare Council.
I am also a trained colonic hydrotherapist and kinesiologist, which enables me to look at the body as a whole. This experience helps me to explain to clients why and how nutrition can help in the healing process. I believe it helps to adopt new eating habits when we can truly understand how it will benefit us.
I feel strongly that what we eat can influence how we feel, look, think and behave. I’m not interested in the latest ‘fad diet’, it’s about eating real food, sourced and grown in a sustainable manner. I get excited about everything to do with food, from where it comes from, its medicinal properties, how it is prepared and not forgetting how it tastes.
Qualification and awarding
College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) Nutritional Therapy
Balanced Health – The Academy of Systematic Kinesiology
Certified Practitioner – The Academy of Systematic Kinesiology (TASK)
Accreditation Body – Association of Systematic Kinesiology (ASK)
Accreditation Body – Complementary and Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Accreditation Body – British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medication (BANT)
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Through nutritional therapy I look after the nutritional needs of individuals with a broad range of health and fitness backgrounds, ranging from elite athletes to individuals with clinical needs. This includes auto-immune conditions, gut issues, hormonal, cognitive and structural. I have also trained in Integrative (or Functional) Sports Nutrition which effectively combines the knowledge of two very different fields of nutrition within a sporting model: the practical, quantitative and food-based Sports Nutrition and the integrative, qualitative and body-systems approach of Nutritional Therapy and Functional Medicine.