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Nutritional Therapy is a combined holistic and scientific approach that addresses a wide range of health concerns. It does more than just alleviate symptoms – it can offer life-changing health improvements.

At Essentia Nutrition we work closely with you to find the root causes of your health concerns and then create a personal diet and lifestyle plan that empowers you to take control of your health and wellbeing.

"I feel absolutely fabulous - no problems whatsoever - it feels so good to be normal again"

"Thanks for all your help and information Norma, you are a tremendous help and terrific individual."

"It's a rare thing to find a practitioner with a great manner, excellent knowledge and a true dedication to getting results for their clients - and you have all of these. I'm really glad I found you!"

"Essentia nutrition's expert advise has truly transformed our lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

About Nutritional Therapy

Jumping womanNutritional therapy is about much more than just 'eating healthy'. It uses food as a medicine to bring the body's natural systems back in to balance to promote it's natural healing capabilities. This can be a very effective way of dealing with a wide range of common health issues...more

Focus on...Candida

Bacteria in petri dishCandida, also known as Candida Albicans or Candidiasis is one of many different types of yeast commonly found in our intestines, skin, and genital-urinary area. Normally, Candida and other yeasts live in harmony within us.

However, Candida can sometimes overgrow and become a problem...more


Portrait of NormaNorma is an experienced Nutritional Therapist who has graduated from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) in London and the University of Bedfordshire. ION is recognised as one of the foremost nutritional institutes in the UK...more


Woman looking down a microscopeOften laboratory tests are the fastest and most effective way to find the root causes of a client's problem. At Essentia we use the most advanced tests on the market, in some cases sending samples to test labs in the United States for analysis...more


Two women discussingConsultations usually take place in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere at convenient clinic locations in Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire. The first consultation usually lasts around 1¼ hours....more


Pen writing on paper"Totally disheartened and angry I looked on the Internet for a nutritionist in my area and came across Norma. I had nothing to lose, so I decided to give it a try - and this decision changed my life!"...more

Sports Nutrition

Sportsman cyclingNutrition plays an integral part of a sports training regime to enhance performance during competition, aid in recovery after an event and help to prevent injury. Sports nutrition uses the latest scientific research on the use of food, nutrients, and sports nutrition products to optimise the body’s performance for a particular sport....more

News & comment

Woman reading newspaperKeep up to date with the latest nutrition news with the essentia nutrition blog...

- Antibiotic found to relieve IBS, and what might work better

- Resistance training benefits diabetics (and others too)

- Researchers urge caution in prescribing statins to healthy people


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