About the Therapist/Practitioner Anne Richardson
Anne has had a lifelong interest in a holistic approach to health, nutrition and well-being. A resident in Salisbury for over thirty-five years, she is married with four children. Despite a very busy lifestyle, as a passionate believer in the nutritional value of good food, Anne has always cooked from basic ingredients to provide her family with essential nourishment and nurture.
Originally Anne gained a BSc honours degree in biology and related subjects at London University and a postgraduate certificate in education at Bath University. She has taught biological sciences including human biology to secondary school students. Whilst teaching she developed an interest in yoga and gained her teaching certificate with the British Wheel of Yoga (BWOY) and then proceeded to achieve junior intermediate level status as an Iyengar yoga teacher. Anne then embraced the opportunity to further her knowledge in nutrition and in doing so succeeded in achieving recognition in an area of lifelong passion. She studied for three years at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition, gaining a diploma in nutritional therapy dip.ION and an FSc degree at Bedford University.
By continuing to further her knowledge and expertise Anne strives to ensure that she provides the very best service for her clients at Nourish & Nurture nutritional therapy. They derive benefit from her extensive study of current nutritional and scientific research literature.
For example as a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) she gains access to Evidence-Based Databases including the Natural Standard Database and the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, periodicals and journals such as Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal (IMCJ) and Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living, Medical Education Dialogues (IFM MED)
Anne regularly participates in on-line webinars and attends conferences and seminars given by leading experts on the latest advances in nutritional medicine.
She has attended and completed the inaugural Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP™-UK) training in London in 2011. Anne has also attended additional Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) training in 2013 in which she completed the Advanced Practice module entitled Restoring Gastrointestinal Equilibrium and in 2014 in which she completed the Advanced Practice module entitled Functional Nutrition ‘Head to Toe’.
At Nourish & Nurture nutritional therapy, the Functional Medicine model of a process-based assessment of individual drivers of health which facilitates a truly personalised approach to nutrition, diet and lifestyle recommendations is an integral part of nutritional therapy consultations.
For more information on Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine is a personalised, systems-oriented model that empowers clients and therapists/practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in a collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease.
It offers a new approach to management and prevention of chronic disease that embodies the art and science of medicine and it also integrates what we know about how the human body works with patient-centred, science-based care.
Functional Medicine addresses the causes of chronic disease, which are rooted in lifestyle choices, environmental exposures, and genetic influences. It 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. It also emphasises the therapeutic partnership, which engages the heart, mind, and spirit of both practitioner and client, and encourages moments of deep insight that contribute to more comprehensive answers to stubborn, complex medical problems.
In her clinical practice Anne works with clients with a range of health issues however she is particularly interested in two specific areas of health dysfunction and focuses on working with clients:
- ●To support a healthy endocrine system to promote feelings of well-being and the ability to adapt to the pressures and stresses of a modern lifestyle.
Our endocrine system when operating in perfect health ensures we enjoy optimal energy levels, a healthy and regulated blood sugar balance, emotional and psychological well-being and a state of optimal gastrointestinal health.
- ●To support a healthy functioning gastrointestinal system.
Enjoying gastrointestinal health is vital to one’s quality of life. Nutrition and its components, including food, food groups, food concentrates and bacteria, are key components of healthy gastrointestinal well-being.
- BSc Honours Biology and related studies - Queen Mary College, University of London
- Postgraduate Certificate of Education - University of Bath
- FSc Nutritional Therapy - University of Bedford
- Diploma in Nutritional Therapy - Institute for Optimum Nutrition
- Junior Intermediate Iyengar Yoga teacher - Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute
Member of Professional Organisations
- British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
- Complementary Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
- Iyengar Yoga Association of the United Kingdom (IYA UK)
Membership of Organisations
- Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
- Dorset Iyengar Yoga Association (DHIYI)