Daisy has a passion for transforming people’s lives through nutrition and holistic well-being. She brings over 10 years of experience working with clients all over the world to help them become their best selves and achieve their health goals.
Daisy Whitbread is a fully qualified Nutritionist also trained in Nutritional Therapy (see below). After obtaining an undergraduate degree in Anatomy and Physiology, Daisy studied a Masters in Nutrition at King’s College, London, one of the leading nutrition departments in the country. Following this, she studied Nutritional Therapy for three years at The Institute of Optimum Nutrition, London.
Her career began with 2 years as a Nutritionist in the food supplements industry. This was followed by 18-months running weight loss courses for the NHS, where she developed her specialist knowledge in weight management.
Currently Daisy works as a consultant with private clients on-line, as well as giving workshops and presentations to high-profile corporate clients. Daisy also specialises in creating personalised diets and meal plans.
Daisy is passionate about food and cooking and creating healthy recipes that are also delicious (please see Instagram).
“My approach is to find a way of eating that you can maintain long-term in order to feel healthy, maintain your optimum weight and most importantly, whilst still enjoying your food! My advice is realistic, practical and tailored to your individual needs and lifestyle, whilst still being goal-driven.”
Nutritionist vs. Nutritional Therapist – what is the difference?
A Nutritionist has either a Bachelor of Science or Masters of Science degree in Nutrition, providing them with a strong scientific background and a minimum of 3-4 years of study at University. Their knowledge and practice are based on clinically proven, scientific research. Nutritionists are recognised by the medical profession and can be employed by the NHS, the food industry or work in health promotion.
Nutritionists are regulated by the Nutrition Society, of which I am a member. Please visit www.nutritionsociety.org for more information.
Nutritional Therapy falls under the umbrella of complimentary/alternative medicine. It takes a more holistic view of health, looking at treating the individual as opposed to the disease. Nutritional Therapy is a very useful, effective and beneficial therapy if used by a well-qualified therapist and can often help to manage chronic health problems that conventional medicine finds difficult to treat.
A fully qualified Nutritional Therapist will have a diploma or degree in nutritional therapy from a recognised institution, where they have studied for up to 3 years.
Most nutrition advisors are trained only in nutritional therapy. However, the terms Nutritionist and Nutritional Therapist are used interchangeably by both the public and the practitioners themselves! It is therefore advisable to ask a practitioner about their background and qualifications, and perfectly within your rights to do so.
“I incorporate what I believe to be the best principles from my study of both nutrition and nutritional therapy into my practice.”