Eat your way to optimal health.

As a registered London-based nutritional therapist (Dip CNM, mBANT, mCNHC) and nutritionist, I help busy, health-minded people find the root causes of many of their health concerns and then overcome them once for all, through the power of nutrition.

With the help of comprehensive medical history assessments and functional testing, I can identify underlying health and nutrition issues which can be addressed via a personalised food and supplementation plan.

Personalisation is key and each consultation and plan will be tailored specifically to you, taking into account lifestyle, food likes and dislikes, as well as budget.

Consultations can either be held online or in person at my Clerkenwell Saturday Clinic.

Areas of expertise

 

The core health issues I work with in my practice as a nutritionist and qualified nutritional therapist:

Diabetic conditions

  • Pre-diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • LADA
  • MODY
  • Gestational diabetes

Gut health conditions

  • IBS and IBS symptoms
  • Leaky gut
  • Dysbiosis
  • Candida

Common areas such as:

  • Eczema
  • Histamine intolerance & sensitivity
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Healthy plant-based/vegan/vegetarian diets

1-2-1 Consultancy Plans

With 3 plans to choose from, I provide full support during your health journey, with 1-2-1 sessions where we’ll discuss your progression and implement new action points to help achieve your health goals.

Diet Review

If you are seeking a professional nutritionist to assess and discuss your eating habits, as well as answer questions you may have regarding your current diet or diets you are considering.
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8 Week Plan

If you are committed to achieving results fast. Comprising three 1-2-1 sessions, addressing adverse health symptoms and any underlying imbalances that may be causing or exacerbating them, via both nutrition and lifestyle recommendations.
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12 Week Plan

Ideal if you want a more in-depth assessment, or for working on multiple or more complex health issues. Over 3 months we will implement a range of sustainable changes to your diet and lifestyle, tweaking the plan and following up every 2 weeks for extra support.
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Not sure which plan is right for you?

Everybody is unique, and so is the approach to each individual case. Simply book a free call or contact us and we will tailor the plan to suit you.

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A professional practitioner to guide you through

I am a fully qualified and experienced Nutritional Therapist with a passion and deep understanding of human nutrition, biomedicine, pathology and scientific research.

Backed by the latest scientific information and research, I am a member of BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) and CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) the main regulatory bodies for UK nutritional therapists. I can liaise with your primary healthcare provider, and the complementary nature of my practice means it can work with any current therapies you are undertaking.

Most importantly, I love food! and throughout my career I have helped many people achieve their health goals and overcome challenges through personalised, targeted nutrition with great tasting food.

What clients say

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Without a doubt, a life-changing experience. I have been working with Lucia since February 2022 as I was diagnosed with Diabetes type 2. 5 months later, I have reverted the Diabetes, and have been able to regulate my glucose levels without insulin or any other medication.Lucia has a wealth of knowledge on how to best tackle a nutritional plan, that works in your favour, and is easy to transition into. Her knowledge of the science behind it helps to understand better step by step on why some foods work in certain way, and how it all works holistically.I fully recommend Lucia's Food Power Nutrition to help you find a healthier life.

R.

Lucia helped me to manage my diabetes by teaching me about different foods that will help me manage glucose levels, but also by finding tasty recipes and foods i would never have known without using Lucia's service. She was easy to talk to, friendly and always took in to consideration my needs and has helped me with my confidence going forward. Would highly recommend contacting Lucia for nutrition advice and plans. Thank you ! :)

B.

I came to Lucia because I suffer with eczema and I wanted to understand how food could help me manage my skin condition. From the start she was very helpful and extremely attentive to my needs, and drafted a programme that would work with my habits and taste. I really appreciated how supportive she was in following my journey, it showed she genuinely cares for her patients wellbeing and is passionate about making a positive difference in their life.

C.

Lucia was a quintessential part of my journey throughout my second pregnancy. Having suffered with gestational diabetes during my first pregnancy it was my primary goal to avoid this happening again. Lucia went into real depth listening to mine and my family’s health history, analysing my diet and gave me an easy to follow nutritional and supplement plan. I was so incredibly happy that my Glucose Tolerance Test came back negative and I could continue with a healthy pregnancy. I could not recommend her highly enough.

T.

I had been suffering with histamine intolerance for 2 years after taking antibiotics. I cut out so many foods, that, at one point I was only eating boiled chicken, carrots, green beans and rice; I spent so much money on different supplements and still I was not getting better.I was so desperate, I was not getting any help from the NHS.This left me so frustrated and depressed and I was now accepting that, I would never get better and would live on antihistamines for the rest of my life. I began to look for a certified nutritional therapist and I am so glad Lucia got in touch with me. I no longer take antihistamines. Her diet plan, and supplement recommendation has helped me and now, I have been able to reintroduce some healthy foods back into my diet. Lucia, has been very supportive throughout and would check on me to see how I was doing, which shows how much she genuinely cares about her patients.I can never thank her enough; I am no longer afraid to eat. I highly recommend her.

P.

I was looking for a certified nutritional therapist in London and got in touch with Lucia a few months after giving birth. I was breastfeeding my baby, experiencing hormonal unbalances and my thyroid levels were all over the place. Lucia helped me to get through that amazing but challenging time with an easy-to-follow food plan that allowed me to feel energized and healthy. It was simple but extremely effective and realistic for me as a first time mom! She gave me so many alternatives and suggestions! Also…I got back my body!!! I strongly recommend Lucia: she is very professional, knowledgeable, supportive and extremely friendly at the same time!

N.

Lucia inspired confidence in me from the moment I met her on zoom. She asked very thorough questions and is an excellent listener. I found her knowledgeable, empathic and she understood the challenges of making lots of making lots of changes at once so encouraged me to set realistic goals. Lucia recommended a particular supplement along with dietary changes which have really worked to improve the joint issue I was experiencing. I like her philosophy and is such a pleasure to connect with her; I highly recommend her!

L.

Lucia is a friendly nutritionist who is considerate of your personal dietary preferences. Working with her is really easy. The advice is clear. Lucia provides you with all the options you need to start including recipes and where to buy all the products. Since adding supplements after the appointment, I feel more energetic and have better understanding of what I need for better nutrition

T.

Recipes & Articles

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Romanesco cauliflower is definitely an interesting looking vegetable! First documented in Italy in the 16th century is characterised by a “spiky” look and bright green or live yellow colour. Similar to cauliflower in nutritional value, it has a nuttier but more delicate flavour. Cauliflowers are part of the cruciferous family, which includes broccoli, kale, chards,…

Diabetes is a complex condition involving multiple body systems, including the gut and the gut barrier function. Helping diabetic patients with a personalised nutrition plan shouldn’t focus exclusively on foods’ glycaemic index, but also on gut health and specifically on the gut barrier’s health. Recent studies have found a strong correlation between diabetes (both type1…

I am a firm believer in introducing more and more plant-based foods into diets. This won’t only be beneficial for the planet but also for our health. As a nutritional therapist, my role is not to “convince” clients to go vegan or vegetarian but to balance their diet and suggest changes to achieve health goals….

This is one of the best dessert recipes ever – it tastes delicious and is packed with antioxidants and healthy fats! Is also very easy and quick to make. Avocado is a great source of healthy fats and vitamin E, whilst cocoa powder is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols that will keep their properties as…

Who doesn’t love granola?!? The problem with supermarket bought ones is the quantity of sugar and inflammatory oils, as well as the lack of nuts. Health store granolas are much better, but they are cheap. Good news – making your own granola is very easy and cheap, and will allow you to costumise it your…

Is September and we are all looking for a health kick and plenty of energy for the return to school or work. The first thought would be to head to health store and start piling on vitamins, supplements and superfoods – but what will be the costs of it?!? Supplementation without a real need, such…

Risotto holds a special place in my heart as is the typical dish from my hometown – Milan. The ultimate comfort food, ideal for autumn and winter evening when fancying a nourishing dish. Rice is a gluten free grain, so risotto is ideal to celiac and gluten sensitive people. This recipe is vegetarian, but can…

Back from holiday and already in need of another break? In order to produce energy our body needs essential nutrients from its main fuel – the food we eat! B vitamins are involved in energy production, helping nutrients being converted into energy at a cellular level. B vitamins are water soluble, meaning our body has…

Let’s talk about intermittent fasting, not the newest diet craze but one still going strong. With intermitted fasting is meant voluntary restriction of the eating window time, which most of the times translates in delaying or skipping breakfast. When reading about it on media or internet various sources say it could be beneficial to improve…

FAQ

It's understandable to have questions when considering any type of holistic therapy. Below are some of the key questions I get asked about nutritional therapy and my clinic.

What’s the difference between nutritional therapist, nutritionist and a dietician?

Registered Nutritional Therapists
Are qualified practitioners with a minimum of 3 years of study at university level 6 in the field of human nutrition. Nutritional therapists usually work in private practice offering bespoke plans which include both nutrition and lifestyle recommendation. Nutritional Therapists follow the Functional Medicine Model, an holistic model which looks at how different body systems interact with each other and how are impacted by nutrition, genetics and lifestyle recognising the uniqueness of each individual. The title is not protected by law, but Nutritional Therapists are regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), a regulatory body, and a professional body such as the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT).

Nutritionist
Is not a protected title and practitioners operating in the nutrition industry can call themselves so. However registered nutritionists have obtained a university degree and usually work in research, education and in policy development. Nutritionists are regulated by AfN which governs the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).

Dietician
is a title protected by law, obtained by someone who has a degree in Dietetics. Dieticians mainly operate within the NHS or research and are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and registered with the British Dietetic Association (BDA).

What means mBANT?

BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) is a professional organisation for Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioners and Registered Dietitians which are trained and qualified in clinical practice to meet national standards and work in a one-to-one setting.

BANT practitioner members are required to be registered either with Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) or be statutorily regulated. CNHC holds a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA), an independent body accountable to the UK Parliament. BANT members are also required to meet Continuing Professional Development (CPD) standards.

Being a BANT member highlights the high standard of my training and work practice, reassuring clients of the quality of the consultations and plans I provide at Food Power Nutrition.

What is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutritional therapy practitioners use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine. It is relevant both for individuals looking to enhance their health and wellbeing and for those with chronic conditions wishing to work with or ‘consult’ a nutritional therapist in collaboration with other suitably qualified healthcare professionals. Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. They will 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.

Is there a minimum number of sessions I need to commit to?

I offer consultation via 3 different plans, with the 8 week and 12 week plans consisting of 3 and 6 sessions respectively. Three sessions is the minimum needed to achieve tangible results, which is why there isn’t a plan shorter than 8 weeks (other than the diet review). I would encourage committing to the 12 week/6 session plan, but 3 sessions is a great starting point. Further sessions can be booked ad hoc if needed. The diet review service consists of 1 appointment and a catch-up call a month after and is for clients who wish to review and seek a professional opinion of their current diet, but is not suitable to address health conditions.

How long would it take to see results?

Nutritional Therapy aims to create long lasting change. Those changes will be gradual but definitive, differently from allopathic medicine that aims to suppress symptoms for immediate relief. As each person is unique, also the speed on which results will be obtained is different and this is also impacted by how closely the suggested nutritional and supplemental plan is followed.

Appointments & Enquiries

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Starting your route back to health can be daunting. Arrange a call with no obligation and I will discuss your issue and how I can help.

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Nutritional Therapy Clinic

For in person appointments at my Clerkenwell Clinic, every Saturday 9am – 1pm.

Clerkenwell Chiropractic Clinic,
178 Goswell Rd,
Clerkenwell,
London
EC1V 7DT

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