Jodie Brandman, Registered Nutritional Therapist, BSc, DipION, mBANT, mCNHC
I’m a registered Nutritional Therapist and Specialist in Women’s Health and Fertility!
My job is to help you boost your mood, sort those periods out and get you feeling like yourself again with nutrition, lifestyle and mindset changes…
I studied for 3 years at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, training in the principles of Functional Medicine. Meaning that I can help you really discover the root cause of your symptoms and put in a strategy to support your health, long term. I have accreditation with the British Association for Applied Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), which ensure I’m up to date with the latest scientific research and have the best standard of practice in my clinic.
As well as Nutritional Therapy, I also have a first class honours degree in Psychology and worked for 4 years in mental health, helping me uncover and support any underlying issues affecting your wellbeing.
My consultations bring together the emotional and physical aspects of health so that you can feel confident, happy and ready to take on the world!
The Way I Work...
Every initial consultation includes an analysis of your current and past health, lifestyle, mindset and goals via questionnaires and functional testing. This is so we can get a really clear idea of what’s going on and where we need to make adjustments. Together we then create a plan so that you’re ready and raring to go!
Everything about the way I work is bespoke and tailored to you as an individual. I don’t have a ready- made plan or protocol. It’s not about the carbs or calories, it’s about discovering why YOUR body does what it does, and how we can help get things back on track. Whether you’re a budding chef with time to experiment, or a high flying professional with no time to cook, I create programmes to suit you and your lifestyle.
My nutrition journey began at University after late nights, a diet of processed foods, loads of stress, and glandular fever left me stuck in bed and constantly shattered.
Thankfully, after a wobbly visit to a health food shop, a nutritionist sent home with good food and a few choice supplements, radically changing my life! Not only did I feel so much better in days, but it also sparked an interest… I then had to know why!
Over the next year, whilst continuing my degree, I distracted myself with books on nutrition, and occupied my weekends with courses, nerding out on the healing properties of food.
After completing my studies, I embarked on a 4 year career in mental health, working in hospitals and research facilities, convinced that this was the right route for me… It didn’t take long before the pull to nutrition took over, as I could no longer stand by watching very ill women being force- fed cake with medical prescriptions to manage their moods. Nothing about it felt right and I was convinced there had to be another way.
It took some convincing but I ditched the job and committed to 3 years of further study at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition. Finally it all made sense, and there was so much science to back up my theory that food impact mood and wellbeing!
Despite having the knowledge and helping clients after qualifying, unfortunately I put my own health on a back seat. I ended up with hormone imbalances and fertility scares that knocked me for 6. I decided to shift focus, learning as much as I could about hormones, and changing pretty much everything about my life, from the diet to the thoughts in my head. Around 6 months later I fell pregnant with my first child and had an incredibly healthy pregnancy and birth.
The success stories just kept on coming, and with that I knew that this just had to be my area of focus.
I feel SO blessed for this whole journey and to be able to work with amazing women… it’s incredible to actually see first hand how diet and lifestyle changes can make such a huge impact.
I really do know what it feels like to be shattered, overwhelmed and out of control of your own body.
It can be emotionally draining and isolating, which is why I’m so passionate about supporting other women with their fertility and hormone struggles.