A little bit about me

Hello, my name is Anna Pinnock and I am a registered Nutritional Therapist working in the West Sussex area. 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.

I am also a Health & Wellbing Coach and I deliever the NHS Diebetes Prevention Programme, which involves leading group sessions (of up to 20 people) on nutrition, blood glucose control, stress management, mindfulness and other lifestyle approaches that can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Further qualifications

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.

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.

To further my functional medicine knowledge, I’ve recently completed “Autoimmunity Clinical Strategies and Treatment Options” course at the Kharrazian Institute which is an educational institute focused on providing functional medicine training to healthcare professionals. You can find out more about functional medicine here.

I’m also a certified DNAFit practitioner and I’m registered with MyDNAHealth as well, which means I’m able to utilise the results of certain DNA tests to spot signs of genetic strengths and weaknesses.