Herbal Medicine and Nutrition
Natalia gained her BSc in Herbal Medicine in 2003, and completed her MSc in Nutritional Therapy in 2015. As one of only a handful of practitioners in the UK trained in both herbal medicine and nutritional therapy, Natalia combines herbal medicines, nutritional supplements and dietary advice to meet her patients’ needs.
Originally an NHS finance manager, Natalia changed career after one of her children had herbal treatment for recurring ear infections. “After months of emergency GP appointments and broken nights, we had a healthy child again, and life returned to normal,” she says. “I wanted to make that kind of difference for other people.”
Natalia has a special interest in migraine. Her interest was originally personal – she has migraine herself, as do both her children. She completed her Masters degree in Nutritional Therapy with a research project on diet and migraine, and continues to research both herbal and nutritional approaches to migraine. She has contributed articles on nutrition to Challenging Migraine, the newsletter for migraine sufferers of the charity Migraine Action, and has given talks to groups of both patients and health professionals.
She is a lecturer in Herbal Medicine at the College of Naturopathic Nutrition in Manchester, and regularly gives general interest talks on herbs and healthy eating to clubs and societies.
Natalia is a member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy, and the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy.