About Fiona Mealing

Fiona Mealing was born into a vegetarian family in 1962 where health was a regular topic. As a teenager Fiona read the Wright Diet by Celia Wright who later went on to own and run Higher Nature. This book got her quite motivated about food and she started trying out different ways of eating. At this time Nutritional Therapy hadn’t really started so it never occurred to Fiona that this could be a career.

Fiona then worked in a variety of positions that have stood her in good stead working as a Nutritional Therapist. Then when pregnant with her first child she read a book called the Better Pregnancy Diet by Patrick Holford and followed a regime suggested by him for pregnancy and reinforced her love of nutrition, although didn’t really think any more about it until she had an ankle problem she thought was due to a food intolerance which send her on a journey of discovery to the Institute For Optimum Nutrition and applied for their Nutritional Therapy Course and she hasn’t looked back. Fiona also learned a good lesson here in that her ankle was not related to food! She changed  her car and almost immediately her ankle got  better!

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Fiona Mealing

Since qualifying in 1999 with a credit from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, Fiona has seen several thousand clients with a multitude of health concerns. Fiona is as passionate about nutrition today as she was when she qualified (if not more so) and loves that fact that this is a therapy that empowers people to help themselves to better well-being and to keep well. Fiona would say that the occupation she trained for has changed considerably in the last 25 years as the profession has matured and become more evidence based incorporating a 'functional medicine' approach and nutrigenomic testing.

Fiona regularly attends independent post-graduate courses recommended by the British Association of Nutritional Therapists and other organisations as well as independently carrying out research for courses she facilitates.

Since qualifying Fiona has been a Member of the Academic Board for the UK College of Nutrition, lectured at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and prepared and lectured on the Dietary Advisors Course for Morley College as well as being a BANT accredited clinical supervisor. She has also broadcast on BBC Radio Suffolk and SGR as well has having been featured in several local papers.

In April 2016 Fiona completed Ben Lynch’s Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics course and has built on this initial training with Lifecode GX completing their 10 week Nutrigenomics Practitioner Course in May 2024.  Lifecode are dedicated to researching the interplay between our genetic variations and our environment, to produce actionable, clinically relevant information you can use to benefit your health.

As well as offering one to one consultations Fiona regularly has offered and will continue to offer educational courses.

Fiona believes in a sensible approach to eating, trying as far as possible to incorporate current demanding lifestyles into realistic and manageable changes that can be progressed gradually toward a positive outcome.

Qualifications And Training

Fiona qualified as a Nutritional Therapist in 1999 having completed three years training at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition founded by Patrick Holford author of the “Optimum Nutrition Bible”, numerous other publications on health and well-being and also founder of Food for the Brain website.

Fiona is registered with the British Association of Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and also accredited by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

Fiona is also keen on continuing professional development with some of the courses she has completed below.

  • Adrenal Health
  • Advanced Nutrition in Cancer Management
  • The Bredesen Protocol, a training in supporting clients with Cognitive Decline
  • Arthrosis and Osteoporosis
  • Blood Chemistry and Haematology
  • Cancer Nutritional Support before, during and after treatment and beyond (NTEC Accred)
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Dysglycaemia and Related Disorders
  • Female Ecology, supporting clients with urinary and gynaelogical health concerns
  • Female Hormone (Endorcine) Balance supporting clients with PMS, Oestrogen Metabolism, Preconeption, Infertility and Menopause
  • Gastrointestinal Health and Immunology/Mucosal Tolerance
  • Immuno Inflammatory Interventions
  • Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Naturopathic Options for Integrated Cancer Care
  • Parkinsons Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
  • Thyroid Health and Well-Being Including supporting clients with auto-immune thyroid conditions.
  • Weight Loss and Management
  • Nutrigenomic Testing with Lifecode GX 2024
  • Genes in Mind Lifecode GX

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