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A little bit about me, professionally

Hello, my name is Anna Pinnock and I am a registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and an AIP (Autoimmune Paleo) Certified Coach. I was professionally trained by the respected College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) where I obtained my diploma having completed three years of study and clinical practice.

I am a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT), which is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists. I am bound by their code of conduct, as well as that of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) – who I am also registered with.

You can take a look at my BANT profile here, and my AIP coach listing here.

Personal note

I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s in 2007 and it took me a further 6 years of battling worsening health and symptoms until I discovered the world of nutrition and lifestyle medicine.

After seeing first-hand how dietary changes can bring symptom relief in just a few days, I decided to study nutrition. That was in 2014.

Since then, I’ve been constantly modifying and improving my diet, along with addressing my lifestyle. As most of my symptoms massively improved or resolved I’m very passionate about sharing the power of dietary and lifestyle changes with others.

And most importantly, by doing so I see similar amazing changes in my clients’ symptoms as well!

Thanks to the power of the Internet and social media, there is a lot of information available, but I often hear from my clients that it’s conflicting and confusing. I help my clients find clarity and a better understanding as to what is needed to get better.

I believe the best way forward is to be a proactive and informed advocate for your health. It IS possible to improve and feel better despite having an autoimmune diagnosis or suffering from any other chronic health issue. Your body wants to heal, and it will try to do so as long as you give it a chance.

You can find out what my past clients say about working with me here: Testimonials

As part of my registration with the various bodies outlined above – and in order to quench my own desire for more knowledge – I am committed to keeping up to date with the latest research and findings on all things nutritional. That means I do courses, read books and educate myself in areas that I feel will improve how I practice and bring even more benefits to my clients.

I’m especially interested in the functional medicine approach to health, which focuses on finding and addressing the underlying cause of chronic health conditions, by looking at the whole person holistically, and considering their environment, genetics and lifestyle factors. You can find out more about functional medicine here.