Hi. I'm Vanessa Alves, a qualified Nutritional Therapist with a 3 year diploma from The College of Naturopathic Medicine. This includes 200 hours of clinic hours with first hand experience with clients. I work in North London N8. I am able to help people of all ages and with any nutritional health concerns.
I look at the body as a whole (holistically) and examine possible root causes by looking at how the different systems of the body work together and impact each other. This allows me to get to the root problem and tailor a plan that is unique to you. So the person is treated not the disease.
I never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer a client with a 'red flag' signs or symptoms to their medical professional. I also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client's care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.
I have a particular interest and knowledge in digestive health problems such as:
Hormone imbalance, menopause, weight management, arthritis, anxiety, stress and many more.
When necessary I can advise for and provide functional testing (e.g. food intolerance and/or allergy testing, comprehensive stool analysis and parasitology, adrenal stress profile etc). I am registered and work with reputable laboratories (CNS, Genova Diagnostics).
In addition to nutritional therapy I may also recommend other therapies which maybe of benefit to you, such as herbs, acupuncture, osteopathy, massage, homeopathy and Reiki. I am also a Reiki practitioner and can offer Reiki therapy in a separate session. I also regulary attend continuing professional development (CPD) seminars and training programmes.
I am registered with the Naturopathic Nutrition Association and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. I am also fully insured.
I’m based in North London N8. I may also be available to travel to your home or office depending on the location.
"Vanessa is quite simply brilliant. I have had lots of hormone imbalances and Vanessa really helped me with tips to keep things level on a daily basis in a practical and easy to follow set of instructions, what to eat and when to eat, which really had an impact on how I felt. She prescribed supplements to really support my body and balance out the deficiencies I had. I ended up feeling like I had more energy and that what we were doing was really working. I cannot recommend her highly enough." Athene P, London
"Vanessa is friendly and approachable. She listened to my symptoms, asked me questions and helped me to understand what could be causing them. She wrote down lots of advice on the types of foods to eat or avoid and what tablets I should take. Vanessa 'checked in' with me after I had been taking the supplements for a period of time and I could feel a huge improvement. I no longer take any tablets and the results have been long lasting. I would definitely recommend seeing Vanessa." Daniel E, London
"After being diagnosed with severe reflux and suspected Barrats Oesophagus, I contacted Vanessa to help. She was quick to send me some very useful information and recommended supplements that have helped to hugely improve my symptoms. Vanessa is very knowledgeable and I'd recommend her to everyone who needs help managing health problems the natural way." Sophie B, Ramsgate