Nourishing NutritionNutritional therapy and complementary medicine professional associations and training

British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)  Check your practitioner is a member.

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council: Sponsored by the Dept of Health. Registers complementary healthcare practitioners who are considered fit to practice. Check your practitioner is on the register.

The Nutritional Therapy Council: Sets professional standards for nutritional therapists. Awards the Certificate of Competency to competent practitioners.

The British Complementary Medicine Association

The Complementary Medical Association (CMA)

The Naturopathic Nutrition Association (NNA)

The College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM)  Run 3 year NTC accredited Naturopathic Nutrition courses

Recommended practitioners

Counselling in Gloucester. Andrea Hawkins.

Reflexology, reiki, homeopathy in Cheltenham. Elizabeth Chanter.

Nutritional Therapy in Harley Street, London.

Acupuncture including low cost clinic: Maggie Bavington.

Herbal Medicine/Naturopathy:  Debbie Cotton.

Osteopathy: John Mallinder.; Elaine Elkington.



Nutrition and natural health information and resources


Abel and Cole. Organic vegeable delivery.

Dr Mercola. Natural health information and articles

Eighth Day Cafe. Vegetarian and vegan recipes.

Food Standards Agency (FSA). For the latest government recommendations.

Glycaemic Index Foundation. Useful information on low GI diets including database of foods.

Nutritionist Resource.  List of local nationwide nutritional therapists.

Nutri-People. Information on conditions and nutrients and practitioner directory.

The World’s healthiest foods. Sign up for daily healthy recipe ideas.

Vegan Society.

Vegetarian Society

Whole Foods Market. Good receipes.

Complementary Healthcare Information Service – UK.



Cooking Without by Barbara Cousins. For recipes for various food intolerances.

Red Velvet Chocolate Heartache by Harry Eastwood. For healthy cake recipes including lots of hidden vegetables.

The Holford Low GL Diet Made Easy by Patrick Holford. Good resource on how to follow a low GL diet.

Fertility advice and support


Foresight: The Association For Promotion Of Preconceptual Care

Marilyn Glenville: The Natural Health Website for Women.


Natural Fertility: The Complete Guide to Avoiding or Achieving Conception by Francesca Naish

Zita West’s Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant by Zita West

Breast feeding, weaning and baby and toddler health


Annabel Karmel. Information on weaning including recipes.

La Leche League. Information and free advice on breastfeeding.


Baby-Led Weaning: Helping your baby to love food by Gill Rapley & Tracey Murket

What Should I Feed my Baby? by Suzannah Olivier

Annabel Karmel’s New and Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner by Annabel Karmel

Organic skin, body, hair care, make-up and baby skin care

Neal’s Yard Remedies

Health organisations

Asthma UK

British Heart Foundation

Centre for Stress Management-

Coeliac Society



Lactose intolerance


National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease (NACC)

National Eczema Society

National Osteoporosis Society

Quit Smoking Community

The IBS Network

The ME Association

The Migraine Action Association

UK National Eczema Association

Wheat Intolerance



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