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The founder and owner of Essentia Nutrition, Norma Bridge, graduated from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) in London and the University of Bedfordshire, and has over fourteen years experience as a Nutritional Therapist. ION is recognised as one of the foremost nutritional institutes in the United Kingdom. Although her training has covered all areas of health and nutrition Norma's experience has focused on health issues such as digestive and gut  (Irritable Bowel Syndrome - IBS, candida overgrowth, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth - SIBO, leaky gut and conditions associated with it, such as autoimmune disorders, food intolerances, immune imbalances, joint health, skin complaints, low energy, etc).

Norma is a member of the professional body for nutritional therapists - British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT). As a registered BANT member Norma abides by their strict code of ethics and their requirements for qualifications and professional development.

Norma is also registered as a qualified Nutritional Therapist by the Nutritional Therapy Council (NTCC), the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

In the past, Norma has tutored with Premier Global and CNM Bristol, College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she taught clinical skills to nutritional therapy students. Also, previously qualified and worked as a zest4life Weightloss & Wellness Coach.

Nutritional Therapy is a rapidly evolving discipline, Norma believes its essential to keep up to date with the latest developments in the field by attending webinars, seminars and courses, such as Certified SIBO Expert with Dr Alison Siebecker ND, GI Health Mastercourse with Dr Jason Hawrelak, Gut Transformation Programme with Nutri Advance and The Brain Health Programme with Cytoplan.

Originally from Indiana, USA, Norma trained and qualified as a Licensed Dental Hygienist from Indiana University. After working a few years in Indiana she moved to Bern, Switzerland to work and travel for several years before moving to England with her husband and two children.
































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