Lucia Stansbie
Registered Nutritional Therapist, Dip CNM, mBANT, mCNHC

Because of my Italian background, I have always been fascinated by food – colours, taste, textures, and the joy it brings. Even before I started learning about nutrition and its potential, it was a fascination that I wanted to share.

Nutritional therapy made me discover the power of food, and how to use it to nourish and support the body; to successfully restore and maintain health, addressing numerous health conditions and imbalances in the body.

I trained for 3 years at London College of Naturopathic Medicine, and obtained a diploma in naturopathic nutritional therapy with distinction.

My rigorous training involved not only human nutrition but also biomedicine, pathology, scientific research, and over 200 hours of clinical practice. All backed up by the latest scientific information and research, which I keep updated by attending courses, conferences, and continually researching the latest scientific papers. I am a member of BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) and CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council), the main regulatory bodies for nutritional therapists in the UK, ensuring a high standard of practice and education that is constantly being built upon.

As a Nutritional Therapist I view health in an holistic way: all body systems are connected, and nutrition impacts all of them. Through a tailored assessment and a bespoke plan I can support your health through specific challenges that occur at different times of your life, help you manage chronic health conditions, balance misalignments, find optimum health and vitality – all by harnessing the power of foods and nutrients.

Where appropriate, I will work in collaboration with your main health carer (GP or private physician) in order to align your nutrition plan to any therapy or medication you might be taking at the moment.

My commitment as a practitioner is to listen and understand your concerns, empower and support you in your health journey, creating healthy habits that will both fit into your current routine and stick for a lifetime.

Areas of Expertise

Pre-diabetes, Diabetes type2, gestational, LADA, MODY Diabetes

Have you just been diagnosed with pre, type2, gestational, LADA or MODY diabetes? Or are you worried you are at risk of developing the condition? Several studies highlight the importance of adequate nutrition for the management of these conditions, and I can support you with a tailored plan that reflects and acknoledges these findings. Diabetes is one of my main areas of expertise and I have helped many patients successfully manage this condition via a personalised nutrition plan and supplement regime.

High Cholesterol and Dyslipidemia

Cardiovascular health is key for overall health and diet can have a huge impact on cholesterol and blood lipids levels. A personalised diet focused on specific nutrients can help in managing high cholesterol and lipid levels, potentially preventing the development of cardiovascular disease and other adverse health conditions.

Gut Issues – IBS, SIBO, Candida, Dysbiosis

Gut health is key for overall health – it all starts from the gut. Bloating, altered bowel movements, maldigestion, pain and discomfort can be symptoms of a gut health condition which can be identified via specific tests and addressed by a personalised dietary plan. As a nutritionist, I have seen numerous times people suffering for many years before seeking help, or trying diets and questionable remedies found on the internet to address gut conditions, but this can be detrimental and lead to a worsening of the symptoms in the long term. Referring to a professional, one who is able to suggest the right tests and a bespoke dietary plan and supplementation regime will make allthe difference and allow you to regain gut and overall health, addressing your symptoms and root cause of the problem once for all.

Histamine intolerance and sensitivity

I have successfully helped many patients suffering with histamine intolerance or sensitivity managing their symptoms and flare ups, reducing the reliance of medicines and reintroducing more and more foods in their diet. Nutrition can have a real impact in addressing the root cause of histamine intolerance, increasing the quality of life and reducing flare ups and severity of symptoms.

Eczema

The skin is the biggest organ of the human body, and conditions affecting it are reflections or in-depth body imbalances. Nutrition can be of big help in managing eczema, reducing symptoms and reoccurrence of flare-ups.

PCOS

PCOS stands for polycystic ovary syndrome, a complex condition related not only to a sex hormone unbalance but also to insulin resistance as well as cortisol and adrenal hormones unbalance. A personalised nutrition and supplemental plan can be the missing piece of the puzzle to help restore balance and support you through this condition.

Mediterranean diet

A food-focussed lifestyle that made populations living around the Mediterranean sea famous for living a long and disease-free lives. It is nothing short of magic how the different micro and macro nutrients work together in this dietary regime, which can be considered a good option for conditions such as diabetes and heart conditions. Is also one of the most sustainable and tastiest diets.

Healthy plant-based, vegetarian and vegan diet

Want to embrace a plant based, vegetarian or vegan diet but are not sure how to do it properly? Finding much conflicting, contradictory and overwhelming information about these dietary regimes? Already a vegetarian or vegan but feel your diet isn’t nourishing enough? I can help you by tailoring these increasingly popular diets for your unique needs, providing plenty of advice, recipes and information on how to stay healthy while being plant based, vegetarian or vegan.

My Commitment

Continuous Support

My plans offer fortnightly appointments in order to offer constant support and implement tweaks and updates to the plan and set new goals as soon as soon as the current goals are reached. I am also available between appointments on WhatsApp during office hours to help with burning questions and doubts – you are not alone in this journey and I am happy to offer as much support as it is needed to help you succeed.

Backed by Science

All information and suggestions provided during the consultation and in the plans are backed by science and continuous research. As a registered Nutritional Therapist and registered member of BANT and CNHC, I comply with continuous professional development, obtained through updated scientific publications, conferences and seminars. 

Sustainability

Our food habits not only impact our health, but also the health of our planet. This is something I take into great account when creating a plan. I champion seasonal local produce, plant-based diets, sustainable organic farming and fishing shying away from expensive exotic superfoods and imported season fruit & veg – there are plenty of alternatives to acai berries and baobab powder! 

All reports and plans will be delivered digitally to minimise the waste of paper.

Appointments & Enquiries

Arrange a free discovery call

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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General Enquiries

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London 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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