Find a Plant-Based Professional
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
Dr Adigo Atabo BM BS BMedSc(Hons) MRCS MIH FWACS(Plastics) IFMCP
Functional Medicine Specialist
As a surgeon and the first doctor in England to be certified with the Institute for Functional Medicine, Dr Atabo’s hallmark is thorough precision.
Dr Atabo offers a comprehensive functional medicine review paying close attention to every detail. Her unique offering is to produce a network chart for every patient, showing the links between history, symptoms and biomarkers, revealing treatment opportunities that other practitioners miss.
Dr Atabo is a Bredesen Protocol™ practitioner. She specialises in mild cognitive decline as seen in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as managing other neurological disorders, allergy and autoimmune disease, digestive disorders, hormone imbalance, metabolic and circulatory disease.
Mrs Nitu Bajekal
Mrs Nitu Bajekal MD,FRCOG, DIP IBLM (Lifestyle Medicine Physician)
NHS: Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (Barnet Hospital)
Private: Spire Bushey Hospital, Heathbourne road, Watford WD23 1RD
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
Dr Ulrich Bartels FRCOG FRCPI
Plant based Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Ireland
Training and work experience in Germany, UK and Ireland
Plant based medicine course Winchester
Uses Food as medicine actively
Works in Health service Executive Ireland: Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar, co Mayo:
Ask your GP to refer you to my Obstetric or Gynaecology clinic
Also practices in Rooms / private:
No 1 St Patrick’s Avenue, Castlebar, Co Mayo F23R123 Ireland
Contact via phone +353 94 9024084, Fax +353 94 09024085
Or email Ulrich.Bartels@hse.ie
Or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dr.Ulrich.Bartels.Ltd/
My practice team has two midwives, nutritionist, reflexologist and osteopath on site.
Dr Isabel Benard
Dr Isabelle Benard is a private GP working in West London. She has a particular interest in whole food plant based nutrition and lifestyle modification and is very keen to help patients tackle their health issues through lifestyle changes. She has a certificate in Plant Based nutrition from Winchester University.
Private consultations at Palace Gate Practice (0207 244 5800) and The Medical Chambers Kensington (0207 244 4200) in Earl’s Court, London.
Dr. Areli K Cuevas Ocampo
Expertise in raw-vegan diets for disease prevention and reversal.
Dr. Areli K Cuevas-Ocampo is a Consultant Neuropathologist based in Bristol, UK. She is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition at the University of Winchester. She combines her medical background, plant-based knowledge, and her own experience as a raw-foodist to educate people about the incredible benefits of incorporating more raw fruits and vegetables into our diets to overcome chronic medical conditions, losing weight and slowing down aging in the process.
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/Miss Claire Fraser Taylor
MBChB (Edin), AMC, MS, FRACS (Urol), CESR, DIP IBLM (Lifestyle Medicine Physician) and ANZ certificate of post fellowship education and training in transplantation surgery RACS
Qualified in both Urology and Transplantation in both Australia and the UK (hence the interchangable titles). Claire has always been an advocate for complete physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing and have a specialty interest in female UTIs. Also available for telemedicine consultations.
NHS: St Georges Hospital (Tooting, London) and Queen Mary’s (Roehampton)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Private and NHS work, but for anyone not registered at my practice Private work only.
NHS website: orchardsurgeryashford.co.uk
Dr Alka Patel
Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician, Health Coach and GP.
She runs private Lifestyle Medicine Clinics based at the Spire Bushey Diagnostic Centre in Elstree, Hertfordshire. She is also available anywhere digitally (Skype/Zoom)
Her areas of Specialist Interest are: Diabetes, Weight Management, Epigenetics, Habit-Change, Wellbeing of Drs, Workplace Wellbeing.
Podcast: Lifestyle First (from January 2020)
For more info and to book a Free Discovery Call visit her website: www.dralkapatel.com
For Clinic Bookings contact Spire Bushey Diagnostic Centre: 020 8736 4608
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.
Dr Sudhir Sethi
MBBS MD MRCP FRCPCH MPH
NHS: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Paediatrician with interest in whole food plant-based nutrition, paediatrics, public health, lifestyle medicine & holistic health.
Region: North Wales, Wales & North West
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
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)
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.
Allied Health Professionals
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.
Colette is a Plant-Based Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach who helps the plant-curious to incorporate more plant foods into their diet, or transition to entirely plant-based. Colette also coaches people who are experiencing, or on the brink of, chronic health conditions and are ready to start to making positive changes to their diet & lifestyle. Consultations include dietary analysis & meal planning. Free friendly initial chat to establish your goals and best next steps. All consultations are online.
Kate is a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher and lifestyle medicine practitioner with a special interest in plant-based nutrition for mental/physical health and eating issues.
Based in West Yorkshire, Kate offers one to one appointments, with a free initial telephone consultation. She also delivers courses and workshops focusing on stress-management, resilience, and lifestyle changes to improve and maintain health. She works with staff teams, local authorities, the general public and in community health settings.
Miranda Olding RGN MSCN
Miranda Olding RGN MSCN is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Multiple Sclerosis with a special interest in health promotion and plant based wholefood diet, currently for the NHS in Bedfordshire. She is also the UK trainer in and distributor of Action Potential Simulation, (APS Therapy) machines for natural pain relief and energy enhancement.
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: Basildon Mental Health Unit Nethermayne , Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL Tel: 0300 123 0808
Non NHS private therapy inquiries, or private Skype sessions/consultation inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Dr Keval Shah
Dr Keval Shah is a cosmetic dentist based in Bushey and Milton Keynes. He provides a diverse range of treatments from general dentistry, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. He is a CFAST- (clear braces) provider, which means he can transform your smile using tooth alignment solutions. His training in special care dentistry gives him the ability and skill to help nervous patients too.
Keval is passionate about educating his patients about the benefits of wholesome plant-based nutrition, the role it plays in preventing chronic diseases, which are in turn intimately connected with the health of the mouth and oral cavity.
Dietitian specializing in clinical nutrition and immunology (Bsc, Msc)
Based in Greece. Available for Skype consultations.
Skype name: despina.marselou
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.
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.
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
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.
Leila Dehghan, MD, MSc (Nutr), ANutr
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
Tel: 07500 663786
Facebook: Dr Leila D – Plant-Powered Qi Nutrition
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.
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
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.
Julie Stewart Nutrition MAPharmT, Dip CNM, mBANT, CNHC
Based in Horsham, West Sussex and Central London
Providing nutritional support for those interested in a plant based way of eating.
Passionate about helping you create a better you. Individual, group and corporate sessions. One to one office appointments, Skype calls available. Please see my website for further information.
Tel: 07932 952423
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.
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.
Farmacy’s flagship restaurant opened in Notting Hill in 2016. Its abundant menu is alive with truly delicious and healthy seasonal food, all served in a beautiful setting. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner, Farmacy promotes plant-based organic eating and a chemical free approach, connecting everything between the soil and the sun. All ingredients are either grown on the farm, or sourced from local, sustainable and environmentally conscious suppliers. The restaurant is a true supporter of local farming, and champions biodynamic sustainability, aligning with The Biodynamic Association and Demeter certified growers and farmers.
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
The Health Habit
The Health Habit is a plant-based husband & wife team of nutrition coach, and chef, food writer & presenter. Their simple mission is to ease the path into a more plant-based way of living. Between them they create and share amazing recipes, teach people how to cook, and coach anyone looking to move to a plant-based diet. They advise food businesses on creating & implementing plant-based recipes, as well as offering a full nutritional analysis service.
Herbivore Health is an online, vegan fitness business, blog and podcast run by Jenny and Jonny, a couple of vegan personal trainers based in London. Their mission is to help people create a truly healthy lifestyle that sticks, through a combination of fitness and a whole food plant-based lifestyle. They are passionate about health and fitness and want to make it accessible and exciting for everyone.
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 email@example.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.
Made In Hackney
Made In Hackney is London’s original plant-based community cookery school. Opened in 2012 they have helped over 15,000 people learn to grow, cook and eat more plants not only to improve human health, but that of the planet too. They are humbled and delighted to work across the capital with groups most in need such as young carers, people with long term health challenges, BAME groups and low income families. They are proud to have been the first 100% plant-based organisation to work with Public Health, within the NHS and also in schools and nurseries settings – helping to shift hearts, minds and stomachs to accept, appreciate and normalise the benefits of a plant-based diet. They recently were featured on Jamie Oliver’s Meat Free Meals TV show.
Plant-based Canada is a non-profit organization co-founded in 2019 by Dr. Zahra Kassam and Michelle Fedele RD, dedicated to the well-being of humans, the environment and all its life forms.
Our guiding principles include:
- To educate the public and health professionals on plant-based whole food nutrition, promote research, support and collaborate with sister organizations
- To promote plant-based whole food nutrition for humans that is sustainable and the healthiest possible
- To promote the well-being of the planet and all its life forms
Please visit our website at www.plantbasedcanada.org
Proveg is a leading international food awareness organisation working across four continents. Their mission is to reduce the global consumption of animals by 50% by the year 2040. You can find out more about their work at here.
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_
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.
Vegan Chemist was founded in 2019 by a pharmacist to help consumers better understand vegan and vegetarian alternatives to common medicines and help health organisations reduce costs by aiding compliance and reducing medication wastage. In addition to drugs, our healthcare platform will also provide vitamins, supplements, hair care, foot care, travel care, make-up, and much more, all ethically sourced and in line with your vegan principles.
Our Vision is to build a legacy that will improve the lives of those deprived of this choice in their medicinal and healthcare products and get the world to think in a different way when it comes to choice and medication. So we plan to take small steps to achieve this goal without compromising our values or beliefs.
VeganFitness.com seeks to revolutionize the fitness industry and empowers people to take control of their health and fitness through the use of evidence-based nutrition. They’ve coached and inspired tens of thousands of people from over 90 countries into adopting sustainable plant-based lifestyles centered around an abundance of whole foods. They also offer immersive health retreats in exotic locations around the world.
Vegan Organic Network
An educational charity established 1996.
The Vegan Organic Network is the only organisation in the UK solely working for food to be grown the veganic way.
What is veganic?
‘Veganic’ is a combination of two words ‘vegan’ and ‘organic’. It’s a guarantee that food is grown in an organic way with only plant-based fertilizers, encouraging functional biodiversity so pesticides are not necessary. No chemicals, no GMO and no animal by products in any part of the chain.
Veganic food is resilient to the largest problems facing humanity i.e. environmental destruction, pollution of the sea and air and soil erosion.
Veganic otherwise we are dependent on animal agriculture, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides.
In essence, veganic is a logical step beyond organic for those who seek safe food grown in a sustainable manner.
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.