About Natalia Otero Sancho, IFMCP dipCNM MBANT CNHC
Natalia is a Fully Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner which there are only about 38 practitioners in the UK. This is the Gold Standard in Functional Medicine training so her clients are assured she is working to the highest level possible.
She is a member of the British Association for Applied and Nutritional (BANT), the gold standard for Nutritional Therapy practitioners in the U.K. She is registered with the Complementary and Natural Health Council (CNHC), the only Nutritional Therapy register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Natalia's clinic is based on functional medicine approach. This means that she will typically use functional tests (blood, urine, stool) in order to assess your imbalances that could be at the root of your health issues.
She is also trained in the use of nutrigenetic testing which is used alongside the other tests to ascertain wether genetic predisposition maybe manifesting itself. For example, a genetic susceptibility to experience vitamin D deficiency can then confirmed with a blood test to check your vitamin D levels. Natalia is also registered as HeartMath® coach, a self-regulation tool allows her to enhance results, taking her client’s health to the next level.
In addition to her functional nutrition practice at the Chelsea Pharmacy Medical Clinic in London and virtual consultations, Natalia also runs detox retreats in Tuscany, Italy.
Area of Expertise: Gastrointestinal health, Anti-aging, Women's health, Stress management, Methylation, Nutrigenomics and Weight management, working closely with individuals to desing bespoke nutrition programs.
Hometown: London, Madrid and Milan
Perfect Plate: Wild salmon marinated in garlic, ginger and basil on a bed of reishi mushrooms and spinach
On Waking Up Elixir: Coriander + Lemon + Cucumber shot with a cordyceps booster
Weapons of Choice: Curcuma, Cordyceps and Reishi
Heroes: Give a Future
Villains: S&S: Stress & Sugar
Ultimate Stress Buster: Healthy retreats in Tuscany
Theme Tune: ‘Pick up yourself’ – Diana Krall
Mum always said: Follow your instincts