About Janet Ledsham Nutrition...

Janet Ledsham

I am a fully qualified nutritional therapist having studied at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. I am also a full member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and registered with the Complementary
and Natural Healthcare Council.

I provide:

Consultations are conducted in my home clinic or I am happy to come to you.

What is nutritional therapy?

Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science that helps you achieve optimal health and vitality and promotes disease prevention. Good health should never just be about the absence of disease, but about enjoying the best possible health, physically and mentally to live life to the full.

A comprehensive assessment of all your health issues, dietary and lifestyle habits is made in order to investigate and address the root cause of poor health not just the symptoms. All dietary and lifestyle advice is tailored to the individual; after all we are all biologically unique so our requirements do differ.

This natural, holistic approach works well with conventional treatments.

The food we eat and the way we live can have an enormous impact on our health.

A Functional Medicine Approach

Functional medicine emphasises a definable and teachable process of integrating multiple knowledge bases within a pragmatic intellectual matrix that focuses on functionality at many levels, rather than a single treatment for a single diagnosis. Functional medicine uses the patient’s story as a key tool for integrating diagnosis, signs and symptoms, and evidence of clinical imbalances into a comprehensive approach to improve both the patient’s environmental inputs and his or her physiological function.

The Institute for Functional Medicine teaches health care professional’s how to apply these principles in practice through an intensive 5 day training course called Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™.

I attended and completed the AFMCP™-UK training in London in 2012.

My Story

I have always loved food, both cooking it and eating it. It was this that inspired my career in catering management and training. I was responsible for feeding very large numbers of people in the RAF and although I was not a chef I never strayed far from a kitchen. I have always been aware of the importance of healthy meals and fresh natural produce but my deeper nutritional awareness and interest only really developed when my then, teenage daughter became very poorly. Her paediatrician diagnosed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME), but conventional medicine could not provide the full answer to this puzzling illness. After much research it became clear to me that nutritional therapy offered effective, natural approach that could support her recovery.

It was this that inspired me to study at The Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London and University of Bedfordshire to qualify as a Nutritional Therapist. I realised that this approach could be helpful to so many people, as it can complement and support a conventional approach to getting better and staying healthy. Not surprisingly I have a special interest in supporting clients recovery from chronic exhaustive conditions, stress, anxiety and the niggly health problems that can drain our vitality.