Professional, compassionate, non-judgemental
Using evidence based nutritional science, I provide a personalised, holistic approach to optimise both men and women’s state of health through practical nutrition and lifestyle changes that you can realistically incorporate into your world.
The food and 'wellness' industry have become fussy and faddy, with internet gurus promoting rigid diets or the next miracle product in which claims don’t stack up to research – this is not what I am about.
An aspect of my practice which I find greatly rewarding is helping my clients discover a nourishing, maintainable stress-free and importantly enjoyable way of eating which addresses their needs, their goals and becomes a natural habit of life.
My approach is person-centred and compassionate; I recognise that each person is entirely unique. An intervention which may benefit one person can be totally ineffective for another. This is why a personalised approach is essential.
About Lucy Francis
My route into nutrition has been influenced by a number of factors, each proving to myself in a way, the need to take action to support my future health and happiness, and to support others around me to do the same for themselves.
I decided to train as a nutritionist, as understanding more about this complex piece of machinery (our body!) and it’s performance from the influence of food and lifestyle choice was something which excited and fascinated me, and continues to do so.
My absolute love for delicious food and joy for cooking from a young age gradually saw the two meet without me really realising.
I enrolled into over 3 years of training at the renown College of Naturopathic Medicine in London, specialising in nutrition from a holistic and science-based approach, incorporating human anatomy and physiology, pathology, biochemistry, clinical skills and nutritional science. It additionally required 2 years of supervised clinical observation and practice prior to qualifying.
Additional professional training:
The Tavistock & Portman Mental Health Foundation Trust - Eating Disorders & Body Dysmorphia
The National Centre for Eating Disorders - Nutrition Interventions For Eating Disorders
The Institute for Functional Medicine AFMCP 2018 Graduate
I am a fully insured and registered nutritional therapy practitioner with professional body, BANT and the CNHC which ensures the highest standards of competence and professional practice.
I also attend regular CPD training with established health institutes, laboratories and nutritional seminars to continually expand my knowledge and keep up to date with the latest research.
Alongside my private practice, I work for leading trauma clinic, The Recover Clinic, in London, as part of the NT team. I also work freelance for Duty To Care, consulting with NHS workers to support health through personalised nutrition strategies.