Nicola Moore is a leading nutritional therapist (CNHCReg), educator and speaker. She works one-to-one with clients, focussing on happy and healthy relationships with food and optimising gut, hormone and immune system function. Nicola is also part of the senior academic team at The Institute for Optimum Nutrition in her role as Head of Clinic and is Amelia Freer’s clinical associate.
Nicola believes that the ethos of nutritional therapy is to support the whole person, not separate parts of the body, and to address the root cause of illness rather than the symptoms. She also understands that safe and effective nutrition and lifestyle advice needs to be personalised, as ‘one size fits all’ recommendations and generic dietary messages are often contradictory and confusing.
Nicola has a special interest in nutrition to support the immune system, with further areas of expertise that include hormonal health issues and digestive disorders. “The immune system is amazing, but so many things can impact its functioning; from digestive health through to hormones, and especially nutrient status, it also impacts on things like mood and weight; everything is interconnected.” comments Nicola.
Being a huge foodie herself, Nicola is a strong believer that everyone should have a positive experience with dietary change and her philosophy has always been to add things in rather than take things out of the diet. “When a client finishes an appointment saying they feel inspired and hungry I’m very, very happy!” she comments.
The part that nutrition plays in overall wellness puzzle is something which drives Nicola to look at new solutions and continue her own learning. “When I first started out I thought nutrition was the answer to everything! Over the years I have come to understand that it is just one piece of the optimum health puzzle. I now spend a lot more time coaching my clients through lifestyle change, and this works brilliantly alongside improved nutrition to support whole body health.”