Navigating diabetes through the power of nutrition

Diabetes management can involve diverse diets such as low-carb, ketogenic, and low-glycemic options, but there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. That’s where I come in! Personalised plans are the answer: focusing on insulin response, your individual metabolism, the relationship between different hormones, targeted supplementation if needed, lifestyle suggestions, healthy weight management are just some of the strategies for an holistic management of type 2 diabetes and diabetic conditions. Beyond macronutrients, food choices matter, such as increasing plant-based proteins while reducing animal-based ones.

Gut health also plays a vital role; it’s not just about glycemic index. Strategies include targeted probiotics, preserving and enhancing gut health as well as identifying gut issues through assessments.

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My Nutritional Therapy Services

I provide full support during your journey navigating diabetes and pre-diabetes. During our 1-2-1 sessions we’ll discuss your progression and implement new action points to help achieve your optimal health.

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Instant Nutrition Services

Your improved diet is just a click away, providing the tools and general advice to start you on your health journey.

Instant services include:

One-off hour

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One-to-One Nutrition Packages

Delving into the root causes of your health goals or concerns, and devising a personalised strategy with ongoing dedicated support along the way.

One-to-one consultations include:

Initial + Follow Up Appointment

4 Week Plan

9 Week Plan

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Functional Testing Packages

Test, don’t guess. Functional tests offer a highly effective means of pinpointing the underlying causes of health issues.

Testing packages include:

Gut Health Package

Metabolic Health Package

Dutch Test Package

Flexible Appointment Options

Online clinic (Secure Telehealth System)
In person London clinic
A mixture of in clinic & online

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.

Diabetes

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 ! :)

Glucose management

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.

Eczema

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.

Gestational Diabetes

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.

Histamine Intolerance

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!

Hormonal Imbalance

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

Fatigue

NO MORE SYMPTOMS! Nutritional Therapist Lucia Stansbie has been friendly, helpful, encouraging and reliable - but, more than that, her in-depth knowledge of nutrition has also helped me to shed symptoms I had been struggling with for years, and this has proved sustainable too. Not only do I now feel very well and energetic in myself, but Lucia also provides prompt and concise answers to any questions sent to her in between sessions, which has kept me right on track. To my great relief, food has remained the adventure I have enjoyed all my life since this therapist's advice has generally been about adding new items and fine tuning the diet - which also makes it easier to leave the odd thing out where necessary. Thank you, you have made a real difference!

Fatigue

I am thrilled to share that, thanks to Lucia's expertise, I have seen significant improvements in managing my PCOS symptoms. From hormonal balance to increased energy levels, the positive impact on my overall well-being has been truly transformative. But perhaps the most remarkable change has been the restoration of my sense of happiness and confidence.

PCOS

Living with the uncertainty of prediabetes can be overwhelming, but from the outset, Lucia provided a sense of reassurance and understanding that was truly comforting. What sets Lucia apart is her personalized approach; she took the time to comprehend my individual needs, lifestyle, and concerns, crafting a nutrition plan that was both realistic and tailored to my specific circumstances.

Pre Diabetes

Facing a diabetes diagnosis at 30 was a shock, but finding Lucia was a game-changer. Her support has been nothing short of incredible. The personalized nutrition plan not only made sense for my lifestyle but also eased the overwhelming surprise of the diagnosis. Lucia explained everything in a way that was easy to understand, offering valuable insights into managing diabetes through nutrition. The ongoing encouragement and thoughtful guidance have been vital in making positive changes. If you're navigating diabetes and need compassionate, tailored support, Lucia is the go-to expert. Highly recommend.

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My Method

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 the Royal Society of medicine, 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.

Recipes & Articles

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This a great recipe to make a super tasty taco/burrito filling that is not just beans! Tomato sauce is a key ingredient in this dish – a great source of anti-inflammatory antioxidants including lycopene. Lycopene ability to protect cells from oxidative stress makes it valuable in maintaining the health of tissues and organs and this…

I love my job and have chosen to be a nutritional therapist as I love food too much! I follow a healthy diet without depriving myself of my favourite treats and not just eating steamed vegetables and salads on repeat! Many people who don’t know me well are surprised when they see me eating a…

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine disorder that affects a significant number of women worldwide. Beyond its well-known impact on reproductive health, PCOS has been associated with various metabolic and hormonal imbalances. One such imbalance that has gained attention in recent research is the elevation of estrogen levels in individuals with PCOS and…

This is a great side dish, easy to make and absolutely flavourful. Miso, the heart of this dish, brings more than just its umami richness; Bursting with probiotics, essential B-vitamins, and vital minerals, miso contributes to gut health and energy metabolism. Aubergines are a great source of fibre and antioxidants, but be mindful if following…

This gorgeous dish is the ultimate winter comfort meal! Quick and easy to make it packs plenty of nutrients, is gluten free and high in protein. Tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds, is the star of this dish! Tahini is a notable source of minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and calcium. These…

Chickpeas in tomato sauce is a delectable harmony of hearty legumes and vibrant flavors. In this comforting dish, chickpeas, those versatile gems, intertwine with a rich, velvety tomato sauce. Cooking different legumes in tomato sauce as an alternative to tinned baked beans works! Conventional baked beans can have a very high sugar content and are…

Many clients tell me they don’t eat sugar but instead have a good squeeze of honey/agave or maple syrup in their morning porridge or in their tea…it is natural, healthier, and better right? The news is…chemically they are exactly the same! Let’s start from the beginning – what is table sugar? Table sugar is obtained…

This is a super quick and easy recipe to make your own low carb/ketogenic bread in less than 10 minutes! It can be a great option if you are trying to avoid gluten, as well as if you are on a low GI diet. This is a savoury option, but if instead of adding seeds…

Recently, there has been a lot of conversation around menopause, peri-menopause and how to navigate and support this transition with the help of nutrients and lifestyle habits. But what about men? Did you know that also men go through a similar transition? It is called andropause and refers to the hormonal changes in men, consisting…

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, nutrition coach and nutritionist?

In the ever-evolving landscape of health and wellness, the importance of seeking legit professional guidance for optimal nutrition cannot be overstated. Registered Nutritional Therapists play a pivotal role in promoting well-being by providing personalized and evidence-based nutritional advice. I wanted to explore the significance of consulting a Registered Nutritional Therapist, shedding light on their qualifications (a degree) and the importance of being registered with professional bodies like BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) and CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).

What is the difference between Nutritional Therapists, Nutrition Coaches and Nutritionists?

  1. Nutritional Therapists:
    • Focus: Holistic, addressing underlying health issues.
    • Qualifications: Hold a degree in nutritional therapy or a related field.
    • Registration: Registered with professional bodies like BANT and CNHC.
    • Approach: Personalized, evidence-based recommendations.
    • Scope: Work one to one with individuals dealing with specific health concerns.
  2. Nutrition Coaches:
    • Focus: Goal-oriented, often centered on fitness and weight management.
    • Qualifications: Vary; it is not a regulated profession and only some may have certifications in coaching or attended courses in
    • Registration: Not typically required, but some may hold certifications from coaching organizations.
    • Approach: Goal-focused, motivational, and lifestyle-oriented.
    • Scope: Assist clients in achieving specific health and fitness goals.
  3. Nutritionists:
    • Focus: General nutrition advice, public health, and community settings.
    • Qualifications: Hold a degree in nutrition or a related field.
    • Registration: Registered with professional bodies such as the AfN, but not always required.
    • Approach: Broad nutrition education and advice, which is not personalised to a 1:1 approach.
    • Scope: Work in diverse settings such as public health, research, or education.

In the pursuit of optimal health and receiving personalised and tailored 1:1 advice, consulting a Registered Nutritional Therapist stands out as a wise choice. Their holistic approach, personalised guidance, and commitment to professional standards set them apart. Ensuring that a nutritional therapist is registered with BANT and CNHC adds an extra layer of assurance, highlighting their dedication to excellence, knowledge and high standard of practice.

What is 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.

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.

What shall I do if I have questions in between my two appointments?

Please contact me at my email lucia@foodpowernutrition.com or via Practice Better chat service for support – I am always happy to help.

What should I expect to achieve after our appointments?

Food Power Nutrition plan are highly personalised, created around around your needs and your goal in order to obtain the best results possible. Saying that it is important to note that results vary from person to person as we are all unique and our body responds differently. Expectations and goals will be discussed during our discovery call.

Does Food Power Nutrition operates only online?

Food Power provides online consultations via a dedicated platform. Online consultations will be held via telehealth/zoom and can be easily accessed via the client’s “Practice Better” portal. In person consultations will be held on Thursday evenings at Elpis Therapy Rooms, 14 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London W1S 1HN

 

How can I get in touch with Food Power Nutrition for more information about packages and costs?

Please feel free to ask for information via the contact form, specifying if you wish to be contacted via email or via phone. I am happy to offer a free discovery call to talk through your current health concerns and discuss how we can work together.

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