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Harley Street Nutrition Expert

Wilma Kirsten gained an M.Sc in Mental Health Science in 2023. with a distinction for her thesis titled, “The impact of Coenzyme Q10 deficiency in late-onset Alzheimer’s disease in patients who use cholesterol lowering medication”.  She furthermore holds two honours science degrees, one in Nutritional Therapy the other in Molecular Biology and Health Science, is a qualified Master NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner.

These qualifications demonstrate her fundamental scientific approach, given that Wilma Kirsten has successfully completed many formal, scientific research projects. To demonstrate her proficiency she is a part of a panel of expert scientific article reviewers for the first of its kind UK nutrition and lifestyle medicine research database, Nutrition Evidence.

Not only is Wilma Kirsten an expert and renowned Nutrition Consultant, health writer and published author, she grows her own produce and is an excellent cook. Her aim is to reduce her own carbon footprint by engaging in the process of food production. That includes awareness of seasonal variability of crops and serving both delicious and nutritious meals. The health of her immediate family is testament to her continued focus on positive long-term health outcomes.

She is furthermore a Member of NHS Directory of Complementary Therapists, a full member of BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine), and registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

Wilma Kirsten has been consulting with patients since 2005 and runs a busy practice currently offering only remote 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:


  • M.Sc Mental Health Science
  • 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 expert article reviewer for the renowned Nutrition Evidence, the UK’s first scientific database of nutrition and lifestyle medicine research
  • Is the Consultant Nutritionist for Leeds Conservatoire
  • 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 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.