Harley Street Nutrition Expert
Wilma Kirsten holds two science degrees and works as a Nutrition Consultant and health writer. She is a Member of NHS Directory of Complementary Therapists, qualified Master NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, a full member of BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine), and registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
She has been consulting with patients since 2005 and runs a busy practice currently offering telephone and Skype video consultations whilst continuing with research and writing commitments.
Read about her in the February 2014 issue of The Oxford Times Magazine (Oxfordshire)
Her field of expertise include:
- female hormones
- hormone imbalances, which focuses on PMS symptoms and relief
- IBS and Gut Disorders
- B.Sc(Hons) Nutritional Therapy
- B.Sc(Hons) Molecular Cell Biology and Health Sciences
- Diploma in Nutritional Therapy (CNELM)
- Certificate in Natural Health & Nutrition
- Master NLP Practitioner
- Accredited Map My Gut Practitioner
In addition to clinic consultations Wilma:
- Is the author of the book: Ideal Plate Composition – Choose Food to Help You Be Your Best Self
- Is an excellent public speaker and is regularly approached to share her nutrition knowledge with audiences
- Was a regular expert columnist on Nutrition for Positive Health Online Magazine
- Is the Consultant Nutritionist for The Musical Theatre Academy (MTA) in London
- Is an active tennis and squash player and until recently coached both the male and female squash teams at Oxford University’s Green Templeton College
- Is a qualified bereavement counsellor and until recently volunteered at Cruse Bereavement Care in Oxford
- Regularly attends seminars and lectures in order to keep up to date with the latest research and development in nutritional science
- Is fluent in English, Italian, and Afrikaans
- Attended and completed the inaugural AFMCP™-UK training in London in 2011.
What is Functional Medicine?
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™.
To understand how registered BANT members approach nutrition, have a look at this informative video.