Directory

Doctors


Dr Jenny Ashdown

Dr Jenny Ashdown is a plant-based doctor who has an interest in preventative and functional medicine.
Dr Ashdown works with all aspects of chronic disease, enabling patients to enjoy the benefits of lifestyle change for improvement of their health

Located in Plymouth and Exeter

Tel: 0752 8313034​
Email: jenniferashdown@doctors.org.uk


Mrs Nitu Bajekal

Mrs Nitu Bajekal MD,FRCOG, DIP IBLM (Lifestyle Medicine Physician)

Consultant Gynaecologist

NHS: Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (Barnet Hospital)

Private: Spire Bushey Hospital, Heathbourne road, Watford WD23 1RD

Contact: bajekalsec@aol.com


Mr Rajiv Bajekal

Mr Rajiv Bajekal MS, FRCS ORTH, DIP IBLM (Lifestyle Medicine Physician)

Consultant Spinal Orthopaedic Surgeon

NHS: Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust ( Barnet Hospital)

Private: Spire Bushey Hospital, Heathbourne road, Watford WD23 1RD

Contact: bajekalsec@aol.com


Dr Elyse Baril-Guerard, MD, CCFP, MRCGP

GP with interest in whole food plant-based nutrition, paediatrics, lifestyle medicine & holistic health.
East Lancashire

elysebaril@doctors.org.uk
Facebook: plantbaseddoctor
Insta: @plantbasedGP


Dr Alan Desmond

Gastroenterologist based in Devon, 30 minutes south of Exeter.

Private practice: All details and appointment enquiries via www.devongutclinic.com

NHS practice: TORBAY Hospital, Lowes Bridge, TORQUAY, TQ2 7AA


Dr Laura Freeman, MBChB, MRCGP, CCFP, Dip IBLM/BSLM

A UK trained GP, Dr Laura Freeman is now working as a certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician and CHIP Facilitator.

Private Lifestyle Medicine clinics based in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Email: drlauramichelefreeman@gmail.com
Insta: @drlaurafreeman


​Dr Adam Joiner BSc MBBS MRCPsych MMEd​

Consultant psychiatrist in general adult mental health, also specialising in adult ADHD. Involved in research in plant-based diets in mental health conditions.

NHS: Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Private: www.psychiatry-uk.com (available nationally via online consultations)
www.lancashirepsychiatry.com
Email: adamjoinerpsych@gmail.com


Dr Rebecca Jones

Vegan GP based in London and North Kent. Interested in plant-based medicine and nutrition.

www.thevegandoctor.co.uk
www.facebook.com/thevegandoc01


Dr Sue Kenneally, MBBS MRCGP MSc NutMed ANutr

Sue is qualified as both a GP and a nutritionist, and has a special interest in weight management. She is based in Wales.

sue.kenneally@btinternet.com
Facebook: Dr Sue Kenneally
Twitter: @drsuekenneally


Dr Miriam Maisel MD, Dip BSLM/IBLM

General Practice/Family Practice, with extensive training in Plant Based Nutrition over the past decade. Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician. Author of medical textbook chapter concerning clinical research supporting a nutritional approach to chronic disease. Licensed and working in UK and Israel, where I do private work, including Skype consultations for patients anywhere in the world.

Please see www.dr-maisel.co.il for further information on consultation as well as useful resources. Click on US flag for English. Email contact: drmiriammaisel@hotmail.com


Dr Shandeep Momi​

General Practitioner in Norwich
dr.shandeep.momi@gmail.com


​Dr Gemma Newman​

General Practitioner and expert in whole food plant-based eating, dermatology, aesthetics, family planning, articles/media work and coaching.

Based in Bucks/Surrey/Berks/West London

gemmanewman@doctors.org.uk
Facebook Dr Gemma Newman
Instagram @Plantpowerdoctor
gemmanewman.com

Private and NHS work, but for anyone not registered at my practice Private work only.
NHS website: orchardsurgeryashford.co.uk


​Dr Meg Pryor BMedSci BM BS DRCOG MRCGP​

Dr Pryor is a GP in Nottinghamshire whose interests include women’s health, family medicine and chronic disease prevention. She has a particular interest in the impact of nutrition on health and practices holistic lifestyle medicine.

Contact for further info/services;
Email: meg.pryor@doctors.org.uk
Tel: 07845412664


​Dr Venita Patel, MBBS, PRCPCH, MSc, Dip. Nat. Nutrition​

www.healthvianutrition.co.uk


Dr Nesan Shanmugam BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCP, MD (Res), PGCertMedEd

Consultant Cardiologist | Honorary Senior Lecturer

NHS: St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London
NHS website: https://www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/people/nesan-shanmugam/

Private: St George’s Hospital, London; Spire St Anthony’s Hospital, Sutton
Contact: nesan.shanmugam@gmail.com


​Dr Hannah Short MA (Oxon) MB BChir MRCGP DRCOG DFRSH​

​GP specialist in Menopause and Premenstrual Disorders. Dr Short has a special interest in the role of plant-based nutrition in women’s health, in particular the association between gut health and hormonal balance.

Private practice in Ely, Cambridgeshire: www.drhannahshort.co.uk
NHS practice in Newmarket, Suffolk: Regular sessions at www.oakfieldsurgery.org (only available for registered patients)
Email: contact@drhannahshort.co.uk
Facebook: DrHannahShort
Twitter: @drhannahshort


​Dr Aryan Tavakkoli MRCP FRACP CFMP​

Medical Director, Quantum Clinic

Dr Tavakkoli is a plant-based consultant physician and also a Functional Medicine doctor. She practises privately from Quantum Clinic based in East Sussex. She sees patients with all types of chronic disease, with a special interest in cancer. Detailed information on her approach to chronic disease and cancer is provided in the website below.

Website: quantumclinic.co.uk
Email: reception@quantumclinic.co.uk
Tel: 01825 841155

Allied Health Professionals


Carmela Arturi

Health and Life Coach. Transition to plant-based diet, meal planning, preparation, shopping, kitchen makeover.

Reduced rates for PBHP members. First consultation free of charge. (Pro Bono available for special cases – please ask.)
All consultations via internet.

Email: carmelaforpiloting@gmail.com
Website: www.carmelaforpiloting.com


Dr Barry Orr

Dr Barry Orr is a clinical psychologist with special interest in plant based nutrition and mental health/psychological practice, based in West Kent.

NHS based inquiries: Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust Older Adult Psychology Service Holding Street Rainham Kent ME8 7JP 01634382080

Non NHS private therapy inquiries, or private Skype sessions/consultation inquiries to: barry@starchivoreandrunning.com


Sandra Robinson

Sandra Robinson is an HCPC registered independent speech and language therapist, who specialises in supporting adults with acquired dysphagia (including tracheostomy).

Sandra has an interest in exploring the remediation or reversal of dysphagia symptoms through a plant-based diet as well as traditional rehabilitation approaches.

Based in Worcestershire, providing 1:1 therapy within commuting distance, and UK-wide training in dysphagia and promoting plant-based diets to organisations and companies.

email: sandra@littleorchardtherapies.co.uk
mobile: 07473 769713
website: littleorchardtherapies.co.uk


Dr Cecilia Serban

Dr Cecilia Serban is medical doctor and Certified Health Coach based in London. She has a passion for plant-based nutrition and lifestyle-related health issues. Coaching sessions are personalised and goal directed and done on a one on one / couples basis either by phone or internet. Cecilia also runs talks and workshops to address behaviour change in order to achieve a healthy plant-based diet.

email: ceciliahealthcoaching@gmail.com
Facebook: Ceciliahealthcoaching

Dietitians


Elizabeth Grove

Registered Dietitian, Clinical and Freelance work
Specialising in Plant-based diets.
Based in the West Midlands; working in Coventry, Birmingham, Warwickshire, Leamington Spa as well as the Cotswolds and London.

Contact – attuneandnourish@hotmail.com
Telephone – 07584570933
Website – attuneandnourish.com


Dr Conor Kerley, PhD, Registered Dietitian

conorkerleynutrition@gmail.com

Twitter conorkerley
Facebook conor.kerley

Also available on Skype


Lisa Simon RD Ba(Hons), Bsc(Hons)

After graduating with a first class honours degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2014, I worked in the NHS as a general dietitian for 2 years before specialising in gastroenterology. I have recently left the NHS after 5 years to work as a freelance dietitian, with a special interest in plant based nutrition.

Contact: tip-top-tum@outlook.com
Instagram:@tiptoptumdietitian
Twitter: @tiptoptumRD


Despina Marselou

Dietitian specializing in clinical nutrition and immunology (Bsc, Msc)
Based in Greece. Available for Skype consultations.

Email: marseloudespina@gmail.com
Skype name: despina.marselou
Instagram: @notanordinarymum.gr

Nutritionists


Leila Dehghan, MD, MSc (Nutr), AfN

Plant-based nutritionist promoting a whole food plant-based eating for weight management, prevention or recovery from lifestyle diseases.

Available for consultations in London or via Skype
Website: www.leiladqifit.com
Email: leila_dehghanzaklaki@yahoo.com
Facebook: Dr Leila D – Plant-Powered Qi Nutrition
Instagram: plantpowered_qi_nutrition
Tel: 07500663786


Ruby RJ Berridge Therapeutic & Clinical Nutritionist

Plant-based nutritionist, specifically interested in women’s health, digestive issues, arthritis and autoimmunity disorders.

1-2-1 appointments at the Health & Wellbeing Clinics in Sheffield, St Annes (Lancs) and Grimsby

Consultations via telephone/Skype
Website: www.berrinutritious.com
Telephone: 07977100077
E-mail: ruby-r-j-berridge@outlook.com


Elena Holmes BSc (psychology); MSc (Nutritional Therapy)

Registered Nutritional Therapist/Registered Nutritionist mBANT. Independent researcher for the Vegan Society. Long-term vegan athlete. Promotes whole foods plant-based diet.
Offers 1-2-1 consultations (in clinic and on Skype) and educational talks.

Tel: 07503-994714
Email: info@elenahealthfood.com
Website: www.elenahealthfood.com
Facebook: elenahealthandfood


Justine Johnstone

Nutritional therapist specialising in the plant-based approach.

Website: www.mostlyplants.org
Tel: 01273 857840
West Sussex near Brighton.


Karen Lee (RGN, BSc, DipNT)

The Sensitive Foodie Kitchen

Courses, workshops and on-line programmes promoting the why and how to eat delicious whole plant-based food. Provides accessible, practical information for anyone interested in the food-health connection, but has a specific focus on food intolerances, autoimmune conditions and other long-term health challenges.

Author of Eat Well Live Well with The Sensitive Foodie

Wesbite: www.thesensitivefoodiekitchen.com
Email: karen@thesensitivefoodiekitchen.com
Facebook: TheSensitiveFoodie
Instagram: lee.foodie
Tel: 07969 984997


Julie Stewart

​Julie Stewart Nutrition, based in central London and Horsham, West Sussex.

Registered Nutritionist supporting those interested in a plant-based way of eating. Passionate about helping you create a better you. Individual, group and corporate sessions. Please see website for further information.

www.juliestewartnutrition.com

Tel: 07932 952423


Maria Zaretti

Combining a rich personal experience with professional expertise of plant-based eating, Maria is a Registered Nutritional Therapist using a Functional Medicine approach to help individuals find their best health. Whether you are in need of a dietary MOT to make sure your diet is nutritionally optimal, or you are unwell and unsure if/how a more plant-based diets might benefit, Maria is here to guide you. One-to-one consultations are held at Maria’s clinics in Canterbury (CT1) or Deal (CT14) or via phone or online:

T: 07791 930 391
e: maria@zarettinutrition.com
w: zarettinutrition.com
fb: Maria Zaretti Nutrition
Insta: mariazarettinutrition


Gabriela Caruso Kandir, BSc, MSc, ANutr

Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr), MSc Applied Human Nutrition, Plant-Based Nutrition certificate

One-to-one consultations over the phone, skype or in person (Northamptonshire). Also available in other locations for group consultations and workshops.

I offer support for those who would like to transition from animal to plant-based foods, making sure the process is easy and long lasting. I also offer guidance for vegans who are unsure about their eating habits and want a healthier approach. I work with athletes that are aiming to improve their endurance/strength/athletic performance.

Website: www.nutritionwithgabi.com
Telephone: 07807 524834
Email: info@nutritionwithgabi.com
Facebook: Vegan.nutritionist.Gabi
Instagram: Nutrition_with_gabi


Karine Stephan, MA (Hons), DipION, CNHC, mBANT

London-based registered Nutritional Therapist.

One-to-one consultations in London or via Skype. Talks and workshops.

Interests: plant-based pregnancy nutrition, plant-based weaning, family nutrition, stress and anxiety.

Website: www.happylivingnutrition.co.uk
Email: karine@happylivingnutrition.co.uk
Telephone: 0798 664 0034
Instagram: happylivingnutrition


Eleanor Busby, MSc

Plant-based Nutritionist & Nutritional Therapist (BANT)

Wanna make sure you’re getting everything you need on a vegan diet? Sign up for my FREE 5-day vegan nutrition course at: www.myvegangenie.com/coursesignup

Be part of our supportive Facebook group: veganhealthrevolution

Want a speaker on personalised vegan nutrition at your event? Shoot me an email: ellie@myvegangenie.com


Rohini Bajekal Nutrition (MA Oxon, MSc Nutrition and Food Sciences, Dip IBLM)

Whole Foods Plant Based Nutritionist supporting clients with evidence-based advice. Board-Certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner with a diploma from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Special interests include transitioning to a vegan diet, weight management, women’s health and vegan pregnancy.

One-to-one consultations are held at various locations in London or via Skype. Available for workshops and talks around the UK.

Website: www.rohinibajekal.com
Email: rohinibajekal@gmail.com
Telephone: 07903423701

Affiliated organisations


The Association of Vegan Nutritionists

The Association of Vegan Nutritionists (AoVN) was established in the UK in 2017. The association has grown from a desire from nutritionist’s working in healthcare and actively advocating a plant based diet to their clients. AoVN is an exciting association creating a wider professional vegan nutritional
community by offering a valuable sense of connection between its members and offering the public the most up-to date, easy to access information about where to find a suitably insured and qualified professional to discuss their diet and health.

www.associationofvegannutritionists.uk​


British Society of Lifestyle Medicine

BSLM is a multidisciplinary society aiming to prevent, improve, manage and treat lifestyle-related conditions. BSLM aims to establish Lifestyle Medicine as central to health and wellbeing by promoting the prevention of avoidable lifestyle-related diseases, by advocating treatment of diseases of the 21st century with a realistic approach and by influencing healthcare and health policy. Raising awareness of Lifestyle Medicine principles and providing leadership, education and support for healthcare practitioners is a primary objective. We acknowledge there are social and environmental determinants of disease which should be addressed at national and international level. BSLM wishes to play its part. We are delighted to be part of the global movement of Lifestyle Medicine.

BSLM members include GPs and medical specialists, allied health practitioners, public health physicians, educators, and researchers. We advocate for a multidisciplinary, multi-system approach to the chronic disease problem and we provide education, training and support for members in their practice of Lifestyle Medicine.

The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

bslm.org.uk


Fizzeek Media

Plant-based filmmaker and music producer Jay Cox rediscovered his lust for life after a cancer diagnosis. After a tough fight and with the disease in remission, he didn’t need any more reminders how short life really is, or any more encouragement to follow his passion. He changed his diet, became totally plant-based and, with new-found energy, got back on his mountain bike. He also got his camera out again and began looking for places he could make a real difference. This reinvention of himself, his life and his purpose lead him by chance to Tarifa in Spain with endurance athlete Luke Tyburski as he embarked on an insane 2,000km solo triathlon in 12 days. The result was the Ultimate Triathlon documentary, and the revelation of Jay’s formidable natural talent.

​Jay has teamed up with plant-based health professionals to help achieve their mission to promote evidence based nutrition education.

Find out more about his company at fizzeekmedia.com


Life After Hummus

Lifeafterhummus Community Benefit Society (FCA registration number 7808)
150 Ossulston Street, NW1 1EE

Sessions on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.
www.lifeafterhummus.com and @lifeafterhummus on social media

Provider of evidence-based low-fat and vegan nutrition and cooking classes and activities.

We are a BME-Led, London-Based social enterprise providing a mixture of free, low-cost, private and corporate classes.

Contact us on info@lifeafterhummus.com and 079 0676 0576 to discuss your needs.

The objects of the Lifeafterhummus Community Benefit Society shall be to carry on any business for the benefit of the community by pioneering nutrition and lifestyle intervention solutions for a changing health and care landscape to improve the physical and mental health of the public and reduce health inequalities, tackle food poverty and reduce social isolation whilst operating within an intersectional framework.


True Health Initiative

We have joined True Health Initiative (THI), a global voice for lifestyle as medicine. In doing so, we publicly and proudly align our organisational values with the core principles of healthy living and with a commitment to the THI vision. THI exists to make the fundamental truths about healthy, sustainable living and eating common knowledge. Shifting the global understanding of practices that most likely help people live longer and envision a world with less chronic disease. As a member organisation, we are helping build a movement that supports individuals and communities in directing their resources toward this goal.


Women for Women’s Health

Women for Women’s Health (WfWH) is a voluntary service set up by UK based Consultant Gynaecologist Dr Nitu Bajekal, MD, FRCOG and Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician. Her mission is to empower women to make health choices that will help not just improve their own health but also that for their families, friends and community.

Information is shared through social media, blogs and open discussion, as well as via health events and talks for the public, doctors, workplaces and schools – all key areas to influence change.

Most (80%) of what doctors see in their clinical practice is related to lifestyle, with nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress playing key roles in major chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancers as well as in women’s health issues such as Polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause, bone health, lifestyle cancers amongst many other problems that women face regularly. Dr Bajekal advocates following a whole food plant based way of eating for optimal health.

Working alongside other health professionals such as experienced nutritionists, yoga and mindfulness teachers, personal trainers as well as other senior medical specialists, Dr Bajekal offers the latest medical information about gynaecological conditions and gives nutrition and lifestyle advice to women all over the world.

Young people especially are at the right stage where making small changes can have a tremendous impact on their future health. Inner city schools are a specific focus of attention for the WfWH team seeking to energise and build confidence in young women.

Website: womenforwomenshealth.co.uk
Instagram: @womenforwomenshealth
Facebook: WomenforwomenshealthUK


TeachStrong

TeachStrong are a company whose mission is to empower school staff with the tools they need to take ownership of their health and well-being. They are the UK’s only well-being training provider to offer resources covering nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, sleep and community.

TeachStrong deliver sessions in schools, colleges and universities, as well as provide staff with the resources and practical tips they need to instill simple and sustainable habits into their routine. The result? Teachers and TAs that work with TeachStrong feel happier and healthier.

You can visit www.teachstrong.co.uk to find out more and follow them on social media: @teachstrong_