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MNM's Nutritional Therapist


‘Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can cure the patient with food’
Hippocrates 420 B.C.

Marilyn C Gilbert BSc (Hons), FdSc, Dip ION, MBANT, CNHC

I graduated as a Nutritional Therapist from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) in Richmond and The University of Bedfordshire.

The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) is the professional body for nutritional therapy and I comply with their strict code of ethics in clinical practice. To remain a full member I need to continue training through Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes.

I am registered with The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which is the regulator of Nutritional Therapy and is supported by the Department of Health. It denotes competence for the profession and allows clients to choose with confidence by looking for the CNHC mark. CNHC registration is also recognised for reimbursement with Westfield Health and Health Shield private health cash plan providers.

I am also a qualified chef, have taught cookery, worked as Head Chef in a hospital and was chef/proprietor of The White Cottage Restaurant at Wingham, Kent. My experience in this field combines well with nutritional therapy and enables me to be completely in tune with the food choices you need to make and how different cooking methods can affect your health.


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Continuous Professional Development


Below are some of the CPD training events I have attended recently:

BANT seminar on ‘Rules & Regulations affecting Clinical Practice’ at The Royal Society of Medicine – 5.5 hours

Anatomy with Cadavers: Gastrointestinal Tract Review at Imperial College/Charing Cross Hospital – 3 hours

BANT seminar on ‘Cardiovascular Health & Stress’ at The Brewery, London – 7.5 hours.

Workshop on ‘Expert Public Speaking’ at St Mary Abbots Centre, London – 7 hours.

Workshop on ‘Chronic Fatigue/ME & Fibromyalgia at The Institute for Optimum Nutrition – 4.75 hours.

Seminar on ‘Abundant Energy’ at Chandos House, London – 3 hours.

Seminar on ‘Arthrosis and Osteoporosis’ at Brighton Dome, Brighton – 3 hours.

Lecture on ‘Younger By The Day’ at Kensington Town Hall – 7 hours.

Seminar on ‘Nutritional Support in Cancer Care’ at The Institute for Optimum Nutrition – 3 hours.

Seminar on ‘Nutrigenomic Therapies for Autoimmune Disease – Beyond ‘One Drug-One Target Treatments’ at The Royal Society of Medicine – 7 hours.

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