BSc (Hons), IFMCP, DipCNM, CNHC, mBANT
From a very young age I've been interested in nutritional health. When I was 8 years old I was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. My grandmother, who had developed her own natural treatment for arthritis, helped rid me of the disease and I've been fascinated by the role of nutrition in health ever since.
My Grandmother wrote a number of books about her treatment and set up a successful clinic in Kenilworth. I already had an interest in nutrition but I decided I wanted to learn more about how nutritional therapy can work alongside conventional medicine. So I studied Human Physiology at university then worked in the medical department at the Civil Aviation Authority for a number of years.
I then studied at the College of Naturopathic Medicine and achieved a diploma in 2009. I have been a practicing nutritional therapist since 2009; I have written a book about treating arthritis and am a senior lecturer in biomedicine and biochemistry at the College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Julia's qualifications and roles
BSc (Hons) Human Physiology
IFMCP (Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner)
AFMCP (Functional Medicine)
Senior Lecturer at the College of Naturopathic Medicine
IFM (Institute for Functional Medicine)
mBANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine)
CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)
I attended and completed the Institute for Functional Medicine's AFMCP™-UK training in London in 2017, I continued my studies at IFM and in 2019 qualified as a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner - the gold standard for functional medicine. Functional medicine emphasises a definable and teachable process of integrating multiple knowledge bases within a pragmatic intellectual matrix that focuses on functionality at many levels, rather than a single treatment for a single diagnosis. Functional medicine uses the patient’s story as a key tool for integrating diagnosis, signs and symptoms, and evidence of clinical balances into a comprehensive approach to improve both the patient’s environmental inputs and his or her physiological function.