I was born and raised in the UK to Egyptian parents. In our household, food was always a big feature – Egyptians love food and love to feed their loved ones! As a family, we travelled extensively and my interest in food was nurtured from a very young age. The smell of cooking permanently wafted through our house with traditional, delicious and flavoursome meals always on offer in huge portions! The downside to this rich heritage was that, as a child and teenager, I was overweight and embarked on a series of terrible fad diets consisting of mounds of lettuce leaves, processed meats and salad cream with tasteless crispbreads. Needless to say, with little support, limited knowledge and minimal success, my adolescent years were not easy.READ MORE
With a Master’s science degree in Personalised Nutrition and years of clinical experience, you can be confident that I provide sound recommendations and the latest research into nutrition.
I am a registered nutritionist, bound by the code of ethics in clinical practice and have met the strict criteria required for BANT, the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy and the CNHC, Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, which is the council recommended by the UK Department of Health for complementary and natural healthcare services. In addition, I am registered with the IFM, The Institute for Functional Medicine and a member of the RSM, The Royal Society of Medicine.
Why work with me?
My approach is realistic, practical and achievable and will be easy to follow. There are no drastic fads or elimination diets that are difficult to adhere to. We go back to real food, meal choices and meal timing that work for you, as an individual or as part of a couple or family/group of friends.
Many of the recommendations I make are ones that I myself live by. All the recipes I propose here on my website, as part of the cooking demonstrations or in the clinic, have been made and tested in my kitchen at home. Most of my photos are of the actual dishes that were prepared by me (and duly devoured!).
In other words, it’s achievable and accessible!
How will I help you achieve your health goals?
With knowledge and understanding, you are empowered to make enlightened choices and are much more likely to achieve your health goals effectively.
A bad diet, lacking in the right nutrients can account for a number of conditions that, all too often, we accept as a normal part of our hectic lives.
We all have unique nutritional requirements and a ‘one-size fits all’ approach is not appropriate across different groups: gender, age, stage of life are all significant factors.
I will share my training, knowledge and experience, empowering you to truly thrive in your own busy unique lives.
What health issues can I help you with?
Addressing your diet and lifestyle is fundamental to better health and with careful guidance, you can initiate changes that will have a profound effect on your general wellbeing.
Some of the common health issues I see in my clinic include:
- Gut Health:Difficult Digestion, Wind, Bloating, Bowel Discomfort/Difficult Movements
- Weight Management: Overweight/Weight Gain, Healthy Eating, Balanced Dieting, Cravings, Children/Teenagers
- Immune Function: Colds/flu, Cold Sores, Low Energy
- Stress/Fatigue: Managing Cravings and Energy Levels, “Tired all the Time”, Mental Health
- Women’s Nutrition & Health: Thyroid problems, Hormone problems, Mood Fluctuations
- Men’s Nutrition & Health: Heart Health, Stress and Energy Levels, Balanced Diet
- Children’s Nutrition & Health (incl. Infants/Pre-School): Healthy Eating, Encouraging Balanced Diet, Food Allergy/Intolerance
- Skin Health: Dry skin, Spots/Pimples, Acne
- Sports Nutrition: Optimal Nutrition/Performance
- Life Stages: Balanced/Healthy Diet for all Ages
Is this the right time for us to work together?
You’ve developed some bad habits and have decided to address your health and wellbeing to feel more energised, look healthy and prevent chronic medical conditions.
You can start by reading my free e-book, “11 Reasons Why You’re Always Hungry”. Then dive deeper by booking a 6-week Health Improvement Programme to put you on the right track with personalised diet and lifestyle recommendations and the tools to continue a more healthy and rewarding lifestyle.
This programme includes anInitial Consultation plus 2 follow-ups (via FaceTime/Skype if you aren’t in the area) and helps you to achieve your goals in a realistic time frame, ensuring it becomes a way of life and therefore easier to sustain. Follow-up appointments are scheduled 3 weeks apart to maintain focus and allow time to introduce changes.
If necessary, I will offer supplement advice and nutritional laboratory tests to gain further insight into your health status. Some of the tests I work with include:
- Female Hormone Profiles
- Adrenal Stress Profile
- Comprehensive Stool Analysis
- Food Allergy/Intolerance Tests
- Digestive Function Tests
- Nutritional Status Tests
- Genetic Tests
What is involved?
Initial “One to One” Consultation
During an initial Nutritional Therapy consultation, I will:
- Discuss your goals and current health status
- Link your current diet choices and lifestyle to any symptoms
- Provide a sound understanding of your nutritional requirements
- Discuss a specific protocol to help you achieve your health goals, which will include diet/lifestyle recommendations, meal/recipe suggestions and if necessary, supplement the advice and nutritional laboratory tests to gain further insight into your health status.
This appointment takes approximately 1hr 15mins. Prior to your first consultation, you will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and a 5-day food diary. This will ensure that the consultation time is used effectively to discuss your goals and individual recommendations.
The consultations are conducted on a fully confidential basis.
Follow-up Consultations after 2-3 weeks, take approximately 45-60 mins and are intended to monitor progress and make adjustments if necessary. Further advice and recommendations will be offered to help achieve your health goals.
How can we work together?
I can book you in for a face-to-face appointment.
- My home clinic in Claygate/Esher, Surrey
- The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE
Online 1:1 Appointments
With a number of global clients, I successfully provide personalised consultations via Zoom, WhatsApp or Facetime.
My service and approach are exactly the same and tailored to fit in with your busy lifestyle.
Healthy Cooking Workshop
Why not attend or arrange a healthy cooking workshop? This is a unique opportunity for a small group of you to take part in an interactive cooking demonstration, whilst learning about all things health-related. Having seen how to make the dishes and enjoyed a nutritious meal, you will be inspired to replicate the meals in your kitchen.